Doyenne 002: Singing To Spirits. Flora Yin Wong (Ed.). Doyenne Books

Posted in music, poetry, writing on August 28th, 2023
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Doyenne 002: Singing To Spirits is an anthology curated by artist and writer Flora Yin Wong looking to historical, indigenous rituals worldwide. Bringing together female-identifying musicians, artists and writers on the platform to explore lesser known forms of their artistic practice – the contributions for the first book are from friends & collaborators across the world including: 

Christina Vantzou (Kranky), Lisa Lerkenfeldt (Shelter Press), Lucy Liyou, YL Hooi, Lucinda Chua, Dali De Saint Paul (EP/64), Sarah Shin (Ignota Books), Cucina Povera (Editions Mego), Martyna Basta, Marija Bozinovska Jones, Ekaterina Bazhenova-Yamasaki, Ruth Saxelby (ex-Fader), Susu Laroche, Mira Mattar (Granta / Ma Bibliotheque), Heather McCalden (Fitzcarraldo Editions), Hibiki Mizuno, Hana Noorali, Rose Higham-Stainton, Sonia de Jager, Tara Fatehi, and Marianthi Hatzikidi. 

Thematically rooted around the tradition of ‘Singing to Spirits’, the notions of music being used as an ancient medium to commune with the afterlife are linked with songlines in Aboriginal animist belief as a connection to the land – featuring texts including intimate personal essays, identity exploration, photographic work and lyrics. The project will be further explored through various events of performances and excursions. 

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Spike Art Quarterly, No. 34.

Posted in Exhibitions, magazines, writing on January 9th, 2013
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Spike Art Quarterly , No. 34

Spike #34 takes on the concepts of collaboration, participation and collectivity and the way in which these concepts relate to their historical counterparts.
Contemporary life is largely shaped by capitalism, technological progress and a growing irritation with consciousness – what historically is conceived as ‘to be oneself’. We no longer invent, but we sample and catalogue; we no longer pursue utopian ideals but rather are bounded by existential necessities; today, we are keen of been reactionary much rather than critical.
How do contemporary forms of collaboration express, and respond to, the contemporary non-antagonism and political indifference? What is the shape and potential of the contemporary collectives who are ever more fluid and anti-utopian?

Articles by Joanna Fiduccia and Carson Chan;,a potrait by Pablo Larios; an interview with the artist collective Am Nuden Da by Gil Leung; reviews, a 6-page image featuring classic artist collaborations, and columns by the Pfaff Brothers.

Language: German / English
Pages: 138
Size: 28 x 23 cm
Binding: Softcover
D 9,50€

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