Please note that this is an off-site event hosted by Five Miles, 39b Markfield Road, N15 4QA, Tottenham, London.
* This event is organised as an extension of A Gesture Towards Transformation, a group exhibition at Tenderpixel, running until 25 November 2017, including works by Aimar Arriola, Nicole Bachmann, Omer Fast, Pedro G. Romero, Paul Maheke, Amalia Pica.
At times when verbal communication has become purposely and progressively emptied out of meaning through politics and mass media, we search for meaning elsewhere. Sound, tone, gesture, movement, rhythm, resonance and repetition are forms of communication that have been bringing people together articulating shared experiences, before and beyond words in spoken language. Unknown Tongues is a club night / party / gathering that wants to reflect on the creation and nurturing of a community on and around a dancefloor.
Similarly to the exhibition A Gesture Towards Transformation, which tackles how we can free ourselves from set definitions enforced by the power structures of spoken language, this night revolves around ideas of de-constructing and dismantling those structures for experiencing fun that we feel are not representative of us anymore.
Almost like an apotropaic ritual, Unknown Tongues unleashes new energies, creates space for debate for the future translated through movement, laughter, connection, sweat, perseverance and trust.
The venue offers food and a wide selection of beers brewed independently.
This party night is free from racism, homophobia, sexism, ableism and transphobia.
Tickets: £4 through Eventbrite, £5 on the door.
Marija Bozinovska Jones (b. 1978, Skopje MK) lives and works in London.
Currently artist in residence at Sommerset House, her work revolves around identity formation in an era of technocapitalist amplification and perpetual online presence.
Solo exhibitions include: The Future of the Past. A political rave curated by F.Y.R.O.M. – Fischer und Fischer, Berlin DE (2013); Фolkoteka 2.0, MKC, Skopje, MK (2013) and at KNIPSU, Bergen, NO (2013). Group shows include: Relics from the De-Crypt – Gossamer Fog, London, UK (2017), We’re Having a Great Time 🙂, at Rockelmann&, Berlin DE (2016); In the Future We Will All Be Modern, Arcadia Missa, London (2014); EXCEPT/0N and METASIS, St. James Church (2015 and 2016) and TestSignal – Elephant Hotel, London (2014).
Through live practice MBJ creates heterotopian landscapes to be collectively inhabited. Festival performances include RadioLabs award commissioned by CTM at Berghain, Berlin DE (2016); presentation at Vorspiel and Transmediale Berlin DE (2017); MIRA/ Scope Sessions (2016); and DE: SONANZ, Skopje MK (2015). Past musical collaborators include JG Biberkopf, A Guy Called Gerald and Mind:Body:Fitness/ Phoebe Kiddo among others. Currently she works with Iydes, contributing towards the 3D Additivist Manifesto.
patten is a visionary London-based duo who with the recent Requiem EP have released two albums and two EPs on UK’s Warp Records, including the acclaimed futuristic industrial post punk-inflected electronics of last year’s Ψ (Psi). With a wide catalogue spanning the outer edges of techno, hip hop, ambient, club music, grime, pop and industrial, their debut GLAQJO XAACSSO on London’s No Pain In Pop, saw the start of their rise to wider prominence after early experimental CDRs & minidiscs circulated on their imprint Kaleidoscope. The group is renowned also for lending their distinctive sound to the work of others with their RE-EDITS series and official remixes for seminal artists and labels such as Bjork, Giorgio Moroder, Caribou, Hauschka, Peaking Lights, Harold Budd, Kwes, Neon Indian, Ghostly International, Fat Cat to name a few.
Relating as much to pop music, club sounds and Industrial textures, their Psi album and the recent Requiem EP are the group’s most accessible and accomplished records to date. The journey is already fully in motion with the Franco- British duo performing their striking new live audiovisual show across select European clubs and festivals to wide-eyed audiences. Most recently a packed out takeover at London’s Institute of Contemporary Art saw them debut Requiem tracks for the first time with rapturous response, after playing the final show of the previous set at Sonar Istanbul.
Imran Perretta (b. 1988 London UK), lives and works in London.
His work addresses biopower, marginality and the (de)construction of cultural histories. His multidisciplinary practice encompasses sound, performance, poetry and moving image.
Recent exhibitions include: Mene Mene Tekel Parsin at Wysing Arts Centre, UK; 696, Studio RCA, London and brother to brother, JVA Solo Presentations at Jerwood Space, London (all 2017); it wasn’t a crash, in the usual sense, Arcadia Missa, London (2016); Pale News, a collaboration with Milo van der Maaden, commissioned by Chisenhale Gallery and performed in Victoria Park, London (2016). Other recent exhibitions include: 5percent, Copenhagen Art Week, Denmark (2017); and Devotions, MOT International Project Space, London (2015). Alongside his residency at Somerset House Studios, Imran is also an artist in residence at Wysing Arts Centre.
Paul Purgas (b.1980, Wales) lives and works in London.
With a background in both architecture and curating, his multidisciplinary practice encompasses sound, performance and installation.
Exhibitions and performances include: Mothership, Exo Exo, Paris FR, Only Human, Austrian Cultural Forum, and Art Night London, Boiler Room, Village Underground, London UK (all 2017); Miracle Marathon, Serpentine, London UK, Bergen Assembly, Bergen NO, and Into Boundless Space I Leap, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge UK (all 2016). Recent residencies include Somerset House Studios, DRAF Studio (both London, 2017), and Multiverse residency at Wysing Arts Centre (2015). Curated projects include: Casa Delirium, London UK (2017), Omne – sound/text publishing platform (2016) Recurrence, Färgfabriken, Stockholm SE andWaveform Expansion, Arnolfini, Bristol UK (both 2013) and We Can Elude Control at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea UK (2012). Recent residencies include Somerset House Studio Residency, DRAF Studio Residency (both London, 2017), and Multiverse programme at Wysing Arts Centre (2015). Curated projects include: Omne – Ongoing sound/text based publishing platform (2016); Signal, Bold Tendencies, London UK and Waveform Expansion, Arnolfini, Bristol UK (both 2013). Collaborations include: The Pines, Richard Healey, South London Gallery (2014); Work Bitch, Candice Jacobs, Standpoint Gallery, London UK (2014); Have A Nice Day, Hannah Perry, Barbican Gallery, London UK (2013). With James Ginzburg, he has formed the London/Berlin based production project Emptyset in 2005. The project examines the material properties of sound and its correspondence with architecture, performance and physical modes of production.