Tuesday, October 20, 2009 at 7:30pm
Mouth Room

Curated by James Richards

Taking Stuart Marshall’s 1976 video Mouth Room as its namesake, this is a programme of dysfunctional narrators and wayward voices. Often humorous or poetic, these works present the voice as an improvised or experimental tool for expression and communication. Most of the work has a performed, spontaneous feel, with the voice playing a central role in the action, or inaction. Similarly, most of the videos have an intimate quality, and share a sense that what’s happening is either private or ritualistic; voice and word are performed in states of abstraction, poetry or song as a means to control or be controlled by the action. - JR

O Joan, No…, Duncan Campbell, video, 2006, 12 mins
Photoshoot Tape 1 (James Richards re-edit), Kim Fielding, video, 2006, 2 mins
The Waltons, Anne McGuire, video, 1996, 7 mins
Joe Dimaggio 1,2,3, Anne McGuire, video, 1991, 11 mins
Amami Se Vuoi, Michael Curran, video, 1994, 5 mins
OM, John Smith, 16mm/video, 1986, 4 mins
Arcanum, Stuart Marshall, video, 1975, 7 mins
Mouth Room, Stuart Marshall, video, 1976, 6 mins
'Free The Voice', 1 min excerpt
Come to the Edge, Stephen Sutcliffe, video, 2003, 2 mins
Nils Bech Performing Can't Live If Living Is Without You, James Richards, video, 2006, 3 mins

James Richards is an artist who lives and works in London. Working primarily with found and re-edited material, projects have taken the form of videos, curated programs, sculptures and live events. He recently made a solo presentation at Tramway, Glasgow and participated in a number of group shows including Naught To Sixty at the ICA, London and Generational: Younger Than Jesus at the New Museum, New York. He is currently preparing material for a solo show at Swallow Street, London and curating a series of screenings at FormContent, London.

This program is supported by LUX, London

Tickets - $7, available at door.