The pocket of air I hold in my lungsIsadora Tomasi
Laurel Project Space
Sound and performance artist Isadora Tomasi meets with curator Angeliki Tzortzakaki on the occasion of the group exhibition Our Seas Are What We Make of Them (2 - 11 April 2021) at the new spacious venue of Laurel Project Space, the former Telefoondienst (telephone exchange) in the Watergraafsmeer area in Amsterdam, that housed and connected voices for almost a century.
The original plan was that Isadora would host a voice workshop; as a response to the current Covid-19 restrictions, Isadora and Angeliki decided to collaborate on this radioshow instead. The two speakers discuss the artist's research on (female) voice and its resonance capacities in relation to embodied consciousness and care. Alongside the conversation, Isadora Tomasi's music, sound explorations in the space at Laurel and recorded fragments* of the text Ever Love by marine storyteller Marah J. Hardt complete the soundscape.
*recordings include voices of Endi Tupja (reader 1) and Eva Susova (reader 2).
About Our Seas Are What We Make of Them: Them, the oceans, bodies, lovers, rivers, voices, sexualities, and us, “ourselves [the] sea, sand, coral, seaweed, beaches, tides, swimmers, children, waves”. The group exhibition curated by Angeliki Tzortzakaki borrows its title from Hélène Cixous' essay The Laugh of the Medusa (1976) and attempts to discuss the notion of agency and its capacity to resonate through entangled relationships. With Sophie Utikal, Anto López Espinosa, Kristina Õllek, Sara Milio, Enar de Dios Rodriguez, Baratto & Mouravas, and a public programme with Constanza Bizraelli - CAO -, Isadora Tomasi and Readings with Friends (of friends).
Image: Laurel project space, photo by Pamela Mann
Artist / Organisation: Laurel Project Space
Location of the show: Laurel Project Space
Host: Angeliki Tzortzakaki
Producer: Monty Mouw, Radna Rumping, Isadora Tomasi
Length: 40 min
09-04-2021 at 15:00Links:
website Laurel Project Space
website Isadora Tomasi