The Limb, video projection, 2:50min, 2019

Sharon Gal & John Russel performance, part 1
Sharon Gal & John Russel performance, part 2

I am sitting in a room

Barbican Arts Group trust, Waltham Forrest, London, 2019

In response to Alvin Lucier’s 1969 performance piece and drone music titled I am sitting in a room, artists Roy Immanuel, John Thole and Andrea Scopetta investigate the use of feedback loops in art production as a basis for composition in their respective visual practices. This exhibition follows and expands on their 2018 Waltham Forest exhibition of the same name.

For Art Night 2019, Immanuel, Thole and Scopetta present an installation of paintings, sculptures and sound performances at Waltham Forest’s The Barrel Store. The work here is informed by Alvin Lucier’s I am sitting in a room, and expands on work made in their 2018 exhibition, re-evaluated and developed as a form of feedback. The performances feature improvisations and new works from Waltham Forest and London based musicians.

Performances by Sharon Gal, John Russel, Stephen Shiel & Hannah White. The exhibition includes original works by Roy Immanuel, John Thole, Andrea Scopetta and also Franco Nardi.

As part of this exhibition, Immanuel and Thole have produced a series of podcasts in collaboration with Acme, Cell Projects and SET, discussing the history of artist studio organisations in the capital and the shortage of affordable workspace.

Artist Workspace

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