Wednesday, October 19, 2011

18th meeting, Wednesday, October 26th

MoKS presents:
with Marja-Liisa Plats and Patrick McGinley
Wednesday, October 26th
Eesti Rahva Muuseum, Tartu

Marja-Liisa Plats and Patrick McGinley will present their project 'revenant:paiva', made in collaboration with the Portuguese artists Luis Costa and Tiago Carvalho in November 2010. The project took place in northeast Portugal along the Paiva River as part of the Paivascapes Festival at Binaural Media in the small village of Nodar. Under the umbrella of the wider 'revenant:sound' project, it deals with site-specific performative sound actions recorded in locations along the river and presented as 5 short films. The artists will screen the films, discuss both the Paiva and general revenant projects, and will also present some other 'revenant:sound' works featuring other artists.

'revenant:sound' is an ongoing project with open membership that focuses on site-specific acoustic actions; each is a document of a specific moment in time in a specific location. The name derives from a concept of spatial memory, or, more specifically, of the long-term gestural memory of space; the ability of a location to retain an imprint or trace of activity or energy that has been present therein.

Patrick McGinley is a member of MoKS, and is the host and main organiser of helikoosolek:tartu. He is a sound, radio and performance artist who has worked extensively in Estonia since 2005. He is the founder of Framework Radio, which has been on the air in several countries since 2002. He works with field recording and attempts to integrate and resonate found sounds, found objects, specific spaces, and moments in time, in order to create a direct and visceral link with an audience and location.

Marja-Liisa Plats graduated from Tartu Art College in photography and works as an illustrator. She has participated in group exhibitions in Estonia and in Portugal. Her first personal exhibition, with Anna Hints, showed in 2010. From 2008 to 2010 she sang in the vocal group Vaikuse Koosolek, and experimental voice remains one of her main interests. She has been reading children’s books already from an early age.

further info:

helikoosolek:tartu is a regular gathering for the exploration of sound in all forms.  The meetings comprise presentations, concerts, workshops, discussions, and field trips pertaining to sound and its consideration in art, music, architecture, ecology, philosophy, social and cultural interaction, and any other context that presents itself. Participants are encouraged to propose activities or discussions on topics of their interest, or to present projects of their own for feedback.  Sessions take place on the last Wednesday of each month, from 6-8pm at the Eesti Rahva Muuseum.

helikoosolek:tartu is organised my MoKS and supported by Eesti Rahva
Muuseum and Tartu Kultuurkapital.