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Closing Performance: Demelza Toy Toy, Jol Thomson, Hannah Catherine Jones and Libita Clayton

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Saturday, 7 September 2019 from 19:00 to 20:00 (BST)

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A live experimental lament to mark the closure of Quantum Ghost. Performed by Libita Clayton and her collaborators Demelza Toy Toy, Jol Thomson and Hannah Catherine Jones, the work comprises field recordings, theremin and live speech.

Titled ‘My voice is so deep it’s buried in the ground’, this new, hour-long iteration of an electronic soundscape stems from Clayton’s long-standing interest in the lament: a song, piece of music, or poem expressing grief or sorrow.




Libita Clayton

Libita Clayton is a British-Namibian artist who works across sound and performance. She also organises workshops and discursive events developed in partnership with DIY organisations, broadcasters and publishers. Recent exhibitions and performances include: Quantum Ghost, Gasworks, London; 4717, RCA/LUX, Dyson Gallery, Royal College of Art, London; Memento Mori, Kalashnikovv 3.0, Johannesburg (all 2018); DEBUNK, Arnolfini, Bristol; History Lessons: Fluid Records, South London Gallery/Iniva, London; Going Along Without a Body, Iklectik, London; Lexis Over Land—Towards a Feminist Geography, Tremenheere Sculpture Gallery, Cornwall (all 2017). Her work was included in the Diaspora Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale, 2017.

Hannah Catherine Jones

Hannah Catherine Jones (aka Foxy Moron) is a London-based artist, musician, scholar and radio presenter (Late Junction on BBC Radio 3 and The Opera Show on NTS), as well as founder of Peckham Chamber Orchestra, a community project established in 2013. Inclusivity and decolonisation are the central spine connecting her broad practice. Jones is currently a DPhil scholar at Oxford University. She has performed and lectured internationally, including presentations at the Liverpool Biennial; Serralves Museum, Porto; Wagner Museum, Bayreuth; Beirut Arts Centre; Modern Art Oxford; Tate Modern, London; and Whitechapel Gallery, London.

Jol Thomson

Jol Thomson is an artist, researcher and sound designer working at the intersections of cultural studies, particle physics and environmental humanities. In 2013 he graduated from the Städelschule Frankfurt, and he is currently undertaking a PhD at the University of Westminster. In 2016 he was in residence at the Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, and received the Meru Art-Science Award. Recent presentations of his work include exhibitions at Haus der Kunst, Munich; ZKM (Center for Art and Technology), Karlsruhe; and the EU Commission. In 2019, he will launch the platform synaesthetic records, which focuses on sonic productions by visual artists.

Demelza Toy Toy

Demelza Toy Toy (aka Demelza Woodbridge) is a London-based artist who primarily works across sound and performance. Engaging in DIY mythologies, her work explores the connections between the political and the autobiographical, while addressing questions on the body and cultural identity. Toy Toy’s work is part of the Stanley Kubrick Archive in London. Recent presentations of her work include exhibitions and performances at the ICA, London; Tate Modern. London; South London Gallery, London; Fish Island, Bristol; Unsound Festival, Krakow; Revolve Performance Festival, Uppsala; and Die Kommunale Galerie, Berlin.

About the exhibition

Spike Island presents Quantum Ghost, a major new commission by Bristol-based artist and Spike Island studio holder Libita Clayton. Comprising an immersive sound installation, a series of large-scale photograms and a programme of live performances, Quantum Ghost maps a journey through archives and territories related to the artist’s heritage.

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133 Cumberland Road
BS1 6UX Bristol
United Kingdom

Saturday, 7 September 2019 from 19:00 to 20:00 (BST)

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