The Spheres

Diana Policarpo and Hannah Catherine Jones (sound) and Camilla Padgitt-Coles (visuals) will perform The Spheres (2015)Through live improvisation, they will create imaginary landscapes and ethereal atmospheres, weaving sound with layered vocals, revisiting scenes from Music of the Spheres/Status Quo (1938), an unfinished opera for electronic instruments by Johanna Magdalena Beyer (Leipzig, 1888-New York, 1944). 

Camilla Padgitt-Coles (Ivy Meadows) is a multi-media artist from New York City currently working in light art, video and various audio-visual collaborations. She also plays and records music solo & in the bands Future Shuttle, Tropical Rock and Non Human Persons, and co-edits the label Perfect Wave (www.perfectwave.org) along with Kathleen Baird (Sapropelic Pycnic).

Diana Policarpo (Lisbon,1986), is a visual artist, composer and housing activist based in London (UK). She received an MFA from Goldsmiths College, University of London. Her work investigates power relations, popular culture and gender politics, juxtaposing the rhythmic structuring of sound as tactile material with the social construction of esoteric ideology. She creates performances and installations to examine experiences of vulnerability and empowerment associated with acts of exposing oneself to the capitalist world. As well as working on solo projects she often works collaboratively and has recently made live performances with Cabiria (Hannah Catherine Jones and Marina Elderton), Deniz Unal and Daniel Fernandez Pascual. She is the founder of Erinyes, a digital sound archive and network dedicated to art, feminism and technology. Recent exhibitions, events and performances include: Leap of Faith, The Living Room, London (2015); Body Meets City, New York (2015); Super Woofer, Matt's Gallery, London (2015); (Dis)Identifications, ICA, London (2015); Visions of Excess, Xero Kline & Coma, London (2015); Does Not Equal, W139, Amsterdam (2015); Mai Im Januar, Shau Fenster, Berlin (2015); Beating Back Darkness, Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany (2014); Sound Works by Women Artists, listening seminar, Goldsmiths College, London (2014); General Strike, The Mews / Art Review, London (2014).

Hannah Catherine Jones (b. Doncaster 1987) investigates the documentation modes of performance art. Using her (live) operatic voice, she often gives (recorded) vocal presence to documenting devices in the moment of performance. Jones’ investigations into language, specifically her punning titles, have recently enriched her practice. Jones has a BFA and MA from Oxford University, an MFA from Goldsmiths. Hannah is a PhD Art candidate at Goldsmiths and founder, manager and conductor of Peckham Chamber Orchestra. foxmoron.co.uk