The Mouthfeel is a nomadic concert series that presents speech in the context of experimental sound. Poetry, storytelling, lectures and radio plays with an emphasis on the performative and the sonic.
The mouth and it’s constituent parts; the tongue, the lips, throat and vocal cords create a myriad of noises. The most useful of these are the noises that signify by attaching themselves to objects, actions and concepts. This system of sonic signification (or words in other words) is complex, fragile and eminently open to ruptures. There are words that don’t make sounds, sounds that don’t form words, words that don’t make meanings and meanings that don’t make sense.
By coming together as a group of artists who use language but work variously with writing, lecture, poetry, and sound we position ourselves intentionally along this rupture and by framing these various practices within a context usually reserved for music we remake words as noises once more, because, though they exist silently on pages and screens, for those that hear, words will always have a sonic aspect.
EDITION NO. 1
Date and venue to be confirmed
Luci & Lippard
For The Mouthfeel the duo Luci Lippard (Lucinda Dayhew and Hanne Lippard) who use drums, voice, synths and songs to make noise out of poetry will perform not only as their usual duo configuration but also as solo acts hence the name Luci & Lippard.
Inger Wold Lund
Is a writer based in Berlin she writes, publishes and performs erotic fiction including - Riding so slowly it hurts, an erotic audio tour of the S41 / S42 Ringbahn. For the Mouthfeel she will perform some of her works live.
Is an artist and musician who utilises experimental sound techniques to make tangible narratives based in occasionally wild speculation. For the Mouthfeel he will perform his work Critical Flicker Frequencies, which deals with animal subjectivity.
Nicole Wojcik and Alex Lee
Is a new collaboration formed by a Polish German Linguist and Australian electronic musician and combining their respective talents. The Mouthfeel will showcase their premier performance.
Is a performance band formed in Berlin in spring 2014 by artists Lucinda Dayhew and Hanne Lippard. Using drums, voice, synths and songs, the duo make noise out of poetry.Luci Lippard has recently performed at KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Kunsthall Stavanger, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt and as part of the Liste performance program at SALTS, Basel
Inger Wold Lund
(Born in 1983 in Bergen) Lund is educated at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts; Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm; and Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Frankfurt am Main. She is the writer of two books in her native Norwegian published by Cappelen Damm and Flamme Forlag. A collection of her stories in English has been published by Ugly Duckling Presse. Recent exhibitions include The 6th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art; The 9th Norwegian Sculpture Biannual, Oslo; Wildlife Sculpture Park, Oslo and M.I/mi1glissé, Berlin. Lund is a current recipient of a work grant from The Relief Fund for Visual Artists (BKH).
(Born Perth, Australia) is an artist and experimental musician whose recent works have taken lecture-performance, live story telling and rumour as their forms and speculation itself as their subject matter. He has performed at The North Norwegian Sound Symposium, Lofoten, Taiwan National Gallery and Taiwan Contemporary Art Centre, Ian Potter Muesum, RMIT Design Hub and The Australian Federal Court, Melbourne, ZK/U, Supportico Lopez and Errant sound, Berlin and Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen, Austria.
Is a German/Polish linguist and writer now based in Berlin. Her writings touch upon themes of nostalgia, consciousness, modern social behaviour and corporate oppression amongst others. She is actively involved within art associations in Poland and has presented and performed her works in both countries.
Is an Australian sound artist/musician living in Berlin. He works primarily with electronic instruments (synthesizers/field recordings/samples), albeit maintains a ‘human’ approach to recording and delivery.
He is involved in several audio projects across Germany and Australia.
Top Image: Luci Lippard by Daniele Tognozzi.
2nd Image: Inger Wold Lund by Heidi Furre
3rd Image: Natahn Gray by Helen Grogan
4th Image: Alex Lee and Nicole Wojcik by unknown