Thursday 30 September, 5:30 pm
Rebecca Lennon (UK)
Hybrid conversation Aula (D1.04), tower building HGK or via → Zoom
→ Art Taaalkssss Autumn 2021
Rebecca Lennon works across media to produce large scale multi channel sound and video installations, musical releases, performances, texts and score-like drawings. Using rhythm and musicality within video and sound editing to disturb narrative flow, Rebecca evokes a psychological (and neurodivergent) relationship to language, words, loops and noise – meditating on memory and its voices through working with spatialised layers of sound, vibrations and visceral texts that fragment and repeat. Recent video and texts focus on entanglements of public and private, human and non human, forms of housing (and their collapse), embodiment, porosity and questions of what constitutes a voice.
For Art Taaalkssss Rebecca Lennon and Sophie Jung will discuss the role of the beat in language and thought, the forms spoken rhythm can take as disruptor of sense and why repetition and linguistic dissociation can be political.
She has exhibited internationally, across contemporary art and experimental music platforms and radios. Graduating from the Slade School of Art London MFA in 2010, Rebecca is a visiting lecturer at universities such as Arts University Bournemouth and Royal College of Art, London. Upcoming/recent exhibitions include: Cafe Oto, London, 2022, Galeria Duarte Sequiera, Braga, Portugal, 2021, Kaunas Film Festival, Lithuania, 2020 and Whitstable Biennial, 2018 with solo shows at Southwark Park Galleries, London 2021, Primary, Nottingham, 2020, Almanac, Turin, Italy, 2019 and Matts Gallery, London, 2018. Rebecca recently featured in On Care, an anthology of artists writing, published by MA Bibliotheque, 2020, BBC Late Junction 2019/2020 and on a collection of artist interpretations of scores by writer Salome Voegelin, released on vinyl in 2022. She is currently pursuing her PhD at Goldsmiths across departments of Fine Art and Music.