Performances during Part 6: The Siphon
Éléonore Pano-Zavaroni, Mathew Kneebone, Susannah Wood & Reinier van Houdt
With another year coming to a close, Éléonore Pano-Zavaroni, Mathew Kneebone, and Susannah Wood share the second premonition of a possible year ahead. The Wind, From Where Did It Come? promises philosophical musings woven by disparate language, including psychic readings, passing conversations, dreams, literature, forecasts, and news media, collected by the artists during the year. As with the previous iteration, The Story of a Disaster Foretold, this upcoming premonition will be voiced live from San Francisco by Susannah Wood and broadcast by Radio Worm in Rotterdam. In addition, live field recordings from the French mountain resort of Flaine, where Éléonore is simultaneously opening her solo show Ante Meridiem Post Meridiem, will provide a soundscape for the piece while Linus Bonduelle and Maziar Afrassiabi perform its musical prelude.
From 21:00 until closing, please join us for a special performance by pianist and composer Reinier van Houdt titled ENTREE, after an idea by Robert Ashley. This program, specifically composed for Part 6: The Siphon, is curated by Peter Fengler of De Player, in collaboration with Maziar Afrassiabi.
Peter Fengler is the artistic director of DE PLAYER but besides that he does his own stuff as Ultra Hobby Complex or Chocoman in his soloworks and he’s a member of cult-I-media chroupe Coolhaven.
Mathew Kneebone’s practice is founded on research into uncertainties surrounding technology, often combining different histories, myths, and folklore. His work touches upon various media including drawing, electronics, writing, sound, and performance to reconfigure or re-contextualize certain technologies, exploring an ambivalent blend of past and present. His work has recently been exhibited at Kunstverein, Amsterdam; 019, Ghent; Extra City, Antwerp; and Cloaca Projects, San Francisco. His writing has been published in Trigger Magazine, OASE Journal for Architecture, The Bulletins of The Serving Library, Another World, Umwelten, among others. He has given talks and workshops at Minnesota Street Project, San Francisco; V2_ Lab for Unstable Media, Rotterdam; Central Saint Martins, London; Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam; San Serriffe, Amsterdam; EKA Gallery, Tallinn; Sitterwerk, St. Gallen; UEL, London. He teaches at California College of The Arts, San Francisco, where he is thesis writing supervisor.
Reinier van Houdt is a musician/composer from Rotterdam (NL) working from a fascination for matters that escape notation: sound, timing, space, physicality, memory, noise, environment—points beyond composition, interpretation and improvisation. He has released his work on five solo albums on the labels Hallow Ground, Discreet Editions, Erstwhile, Elsewhere and Matière Mémoire. He has collaborated with artists including Christian Marclay, Annea Lockwood, Alvin Lucier, Petra Strahovnik, Robert Ashley and Luc Ferrari.
Éléonore Pano-Zavaroni teaches art and art history at Esaaa (Annecy Alpes School of Art). She runs the art platform 5OU6ÎLES and the magazine Idoine and is one of the members of the scientific committee of the biennial Carbone, Saint-Etienne. Some of her exhibitions are Living Fair with Nayoung Kim, Changnyeong Bugok Spadium, South Korea (2019), Rendez-vous La Havane in Centro de arte Wifredo Lam, Cuba (2018) and Rendez-vous/Biennale de Lyon, Institut d’art contemporain, Villeurbanne (2017). She curated Eutrapelia, Back Lane West, Redruth, UK (2018) and published the monographic edition Entretien, Martial Déflacieux, Éléonore Pano-Zavaroni, Virginie Bobin, Stéphane Sauzedde, Esaaa éditions (2017). She is currently preparing a solo exhibition for next year at the Flaine Art Center and an artist’s book Rendez-vous.