15. COGNITIVE DISSONANCE
Thursday 6th August 2020 6pm
Live on Instagram @GALLERY46WHITECHAPEL
YouTube – Gallery46
Curated by Sean McLusky, Bjørn Hatleskog, Johny Brown, Kevin Quigley
& Martin J Tickner
LIMINALITY [START DREAMING] A series of live transmissions
The artist is performing individually – live and recording on their own at GALLERY46 and with pre recorded video and soundtracks.
The artist has been given access to set up and broadcast on their own.
Bjørn Hatleskog – Sound Installation
Christos Fanaras – Electronic Organ
Cleaver Boi and the Hungry Ghost –
Sound Art Performance
Colin Webster – Saxophone
Johny Brown – DREAMS ON FIRE
poem / fire ritual performance
Kevin Quigley – Guitar/Electronics
Leon Conlon – Spoken word / Live art
Lisa McKendrick – Electronics
Luke Jordan – Sound Art Performance
Rebecca Davies – Violin / effects
Sean McLusky – Drums
Tim Drage – Electronics
Warren Conlon – Spoken word / Live art
No.15 COGNITIVE DISSONANCE
Is a series of 12 live performances taking place throughout GALLERY46.
All performance will be in various ‘isolated’ positions across all 4 floors of the Gallery.
This filmed ‘action’ produces our own form of a COGNITIVE DISSONANCE.
– an instantaneous frantic drama.
COGNITIVE DISSONANCE can be likened to a failed liminal phase –
which is failure in achieving LIMINALITY; where fluid phasing of becoming is not complete and you are now said to experiencing bouts of trauma, degrees of mania and delusion of one’s reality.
COGNITIVE DISSONANCE is another example of delusion of the mind – where there is a conflict or ‘dissonance’ is a persons belief system or set of rules for understanding reality!
The Individual or societal group to said to be experiencing’ Cognitive Dissonance Disorder’ and they set about producing a forced narrative of a reality in order to sustain their failed or broken belief system.
They therefore become confused to what reality they really want to follow and this anxiety causes real illness and chaos…
….an unbalanced perception or reality.
It could be said that the current modern world is an obstacle course of failed LIMINALITY and COGNITIVE DISSONANCE disorder!!!
So we embrace this chaos!!
As we are produce our own form of COGNITIVE DISSONANCE we hope by adding a leveling out of therapeutic energy will be aided to find your desired reality.
This will be our last TRANSMISSION as part of our LIMINALITY [START DREAMING] series we hope you have enjoyed it.
THANK YOU FOR WATCHING.
TAKE CARE OUT THERE
One half of Elephant House / One half of Masters – Christos Fanaras follows in the Greek lineage of ambient pioneers, like Vangelis and Iasos only with an emphasis on deep dark brooding soundscapes and space-age melancholia. He has released music on his own imprint Down Is Up, sometimes under the moniker Jack Shirt.
CLEAVER BOI + The Hungry Ghost
Sound art performance trio exploring themes of belonging, displacement and womxnhood with processed vocals, junk electro-acoustic instruments, field and archival recordings, & children’s tales of dubious morality.
(Masks wore by Cleaver Boi + the Hungry Ghost for this performance have been made by the artist Riitta Hakkarainen).
Is an artist / curator who’s main interest is exploring and expanding on esoteric culture within art making.
Focused on asking questions on archaic ‘occult’ ideas and remoulding them into new strains of thinking for the present to produce discussion in modern living and being.
Working in a range of cross disciplinary medium from sound / drawing / print / installation.
DEATH TO THE KING
Sound Art installation
‘Impedance (Pizzicato Christ)’ – The amplified sound of electrical current accompanied by a blinking light bulb.
London based saxophonist Colin Webster is quickly establishing himself on the European avant garde scene. Collaborating with some of the key figures in improvised and experimental music, Webster is known for working from extreme sonic palettes – from minimal to maximal, constantly pushing boundaries.
Work’s between live art, text, sonic art, sculpture, installation and their documentation; often combining many of these elements in anomalous configurations and hybrid entanglements.
Cementimental (TIM DRAGE)
Multi-Functional Noise Enterprise Program Cementimental supplies the total 2 track/truck of the tornado condition which is separated. Harsh noise / circuit bending / rough music / fumey practices, since 2000AD. Some characteristics of a complete beachcomber are a assertive shape, a assertive amplitude, and a assertive frequency. A baloney pedal will alter some or all of these characteristics by cyberbanking abetment to accomplish the adapted adulterated tone. Reflective scales fall away in great swathes, to expose the bare concrete beneath. The large end cup is a form that you can watch the game of the great End Master in their own home.
Multi-instrumentalist noise artist Lisa McKendrick performs using instruments, DIY FX, self-built synths, light toys and kinetic devices. Her music is an exploration into the possibilities of instruments, electronics, collected sounds and the human voice.
LIMINALITY with GALLERY46 present a series of new works dealing with the themes of incubation, self isolation, modes of liminality, meditation, restrictions and freedoms.
In a mode of LIMINALITY we are compelled to ask questions, to mediate on how we will transverse and embrace the mystery and power of transition.
Of what has been and what will become…
Let us enter this Liminal space, collectively.
Where we are free to roam in transcendent modes.
Free to activate the imaginal.
Free to [START DREAMING] again
Limited editioned exhibition posters by the individual artists involved in the series will be available to buy. Details to follow.