Aurelia x ONE Project
+ Nanzhen Yang, End Measure, Beatrice Vorster
Audio visual broadcast

3 MAY 2022, 8:30pm [8pm doors]

Discover the project here:
︎ https://aureliacooperative.com/proxy-archive-2023

aurelia and ONE Project collected more the 40 open-call submissions of sounds, image, video and text fragments in response to the term proxy to explore the potentiality of the fragments and residue of artistic production and to articulate raw, pluralistic and organic responses of the term.  

Contributed artists: Aga Antkowiak, Agata Knec, Amelie McKee & Melle Neilig, Andrew Michael Ford, Anna Clegg, autoFiction, Babak Ahteshamipour, Clementine Bruno, Devis Bergantin, Edyta Jablonska, Ellie Antoniou, Eva Kraljic, Fiorella Angelini, George Reiner, HapticTapes, Holly Atkinson, Igor Omulecki, I.Nakhla, Inigo Roberts, Jack Greeley-Ward, Janek Nixon, Lena Peplinska, Magdalena Zoledz,
Marta Sundmann, Max Email, Meta Mramor, Nanzhen Yang, Nel Gevers, Parker Shatkin, Sherwin Mapanoo, Szilvia, Tabby Gammer, Tasneem Lohani, Yifan He.

Expect polyrhythmic negotiations, associative cuts and spoken word textures with additional performances by Nanzhen Yang, Beatrice Vorster (HapticTapes) and End Measure.

1proxy: at first referencing the internet term of bypassing the official route; however opening up the definition to think about the idea of bypass in itself, the position of the interculotor, the translator, the interface, the surrogate. we are asking what it means to be the mediator of ideas and how to use these tactics of the intermediary to communicate and form social bodies.

 is a collective research interface, online archive and a set of conscious affiliations. Through workshops, educational activities and lyrical audio-visual experiments in collective doing and undoings the tentacled cooperative aims to to develop rhythmic states of language play that liquify terms to consider their associative periphery. Current aurelia members: Eva Kraljic, Yasmin Vardi, Beatrice Vorster [website].

Beatrice Vorster (@haptictape_labs) negotiates ideas of rhythm, aliveness and computational thinking through sonic experiments with recording and reproducing.

Nakhla aka End Measure (@nakhla.iz,  @endmeasure) is a London based artist and musician. Nakhla has exhibited and performed work in spaces across the UK, including The Bloomsbury Theatre London, and The Saatchi Gallery. Recent projects include a limited edition vinyl record, large-scale drawings, augmented reality scores, spoken word and musical radio experiments. Nakhla’s practice is a mashup of music, writing, drawing and performance. Their work tak in es the form of rhythmic, bodily, and mechanical investigations into affect and transmission. Nakhla shape shifts, transcends and magnifies her voice as an act of queer-feminist protest and play. Improvisation, interdependence and collaboration form a large part of their practice, whilst emphasising fun as a radical tool of agency.

Nanzhen Yang ( @nanzhen_____yang ) is a Chinese-born, London based visual artist and DJ. She plays with the rhythm between text, digital moving images, and sound. Her sound works are normally formed by the fragments of field recordings as the found objects to sculpt new continuing works. She works by mixing field recordings and human voices as samples for adding narratives and contexts in her sets. Nanzhen wishes you could practise yoga and meditation while dancing with the sound. Her sound pieces and DJ sets are made to take people on a physical and emotional journey.

Iklectic is a self-funded creative platform founded in 2014 that showcases contemporary art, experimental music and artistic critical practice [website].

PROXY_trailer by aurelia, 2’49’’, 2021