September 20th, 19:30
Finissage with Artist Lecture
September 27th, 19:30
September 21st – 27th 15:00 – 18:00
Losing Chorus is the title of the residency and exhibition project by London based artist Rachael Finney for BB15. Throughout the residency the artist aims to explore the ways in which the audition of more than one voice can work to destabilize the sense of a definitive subject. As an extension of the artist’s current doctoral research in the departmentof Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths (London) the work considers the organization of voice and use of non-linguistic or symbolic utterances of female-based vocal ensembles from 1957 to 1967. By using those parts of the original recordings where an unrecognizable, non-symbolic utterance is articulated the work aims to create an on-going collection of abstract choruses that belong to an always already out of reach and invisible body. The extracted material will form the base of a set of new compositions to be constructed as large audiotape loops and played in the space via a series of reel-to-reel tape players.