Centre for Contemporary Photography





Sensory Soundings: Hypnotic Orations




Saturday March 14, 2020
5—6.30pm

CCP is pleased to present three experimental artists’ aural and performative responses to our current round of exhibitions.

Manisha Anjali will perform her mythic poetry to the group exhibition Index, curated by Dan Price in Gallery One. In Gallery Two, Carolyn Connors will respond to the tragedy and drama captured in Apókryphos by Cherine Fahd. Zoë Barry will create an alternate otherworldly soundtrack to Warwick Baker’s meditative video work Secondment, in Gallery Three.

Please join us for a late afternoon of sensory experiences as the exhibitions take on a new presence through the addition of responsive, performative works.


About Zoë Barry
Zoë Barry is a cellist, composer, sound artist, and performance maker. She creates chamber music, film scores, gallery sound installations and immersive theatre experiences. Zoë’s work is concerned with liminal spaces, and ways for audiences to intuitively connect through the mysterious. Zoë’s gallery practice combines text and verbatim recordings with sound design and composition, and often features live performance.

Zoë is a member of The Letter String Quartet, specializing in contemporary and experimental repertoire. She has performed with John Cale, Missy Higgins, Meow Meow, Stars Of The Lid and Mick Harvey. She has performed at Dark Mofo, Mona Foma, the major Australian arts festivals, the Lincoln Centre (NY) and the Edinburgh International Arts Festival.

Zoë’s work has been commissioned by Sydney Opera House, Arts Centre Melbourne, Next Wave Festival, ArtPlay and Arts House. She has undertaken residencies including Bundanon Trust, Hothouse Theatre, Lucid Art Foundation (US) and Historical Damsite (New Mexico). In 2020 Zoë will undertake a CultureLAB residency at Arts House to complete a solo work, The Nervous Atmosphere, exploring lightning, mesmerism and surrealism.

About Carolyn Connors
Carolyn Connors is a vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, performer and artist. She composes and performs extreme, virtuosic vocal works which are variously improvised, composed, amplified or acoustic, in a live performance context.

Carolyn’s solo vocal works have been presented by Melbourne Recital Centre, Sydney Festival, Liquid Architecture, ABC radio national’s Sound Proof, The Ian Potter Museum, AVANTWHATEVER and Gertrude Contemporary. She has toured extensively in the US, Europe, and England.

Carolyn was the inaugural recipient of Chamber Made’s 2018 Orange House by the Sea Artist Residency and was Artist in Residence at La Trobe University. She was awarded the 2015 Age Melbourne Music Award for Avant Garde and Experimental music, the JJJ Best Music Event, and JJJ Best Female Performer of the Melbourne Fringe Festival for her work Material Mouth.

About Manisha Anjali
Manisha Anjali is a writer and artist. Her practice and research is rooted in the language of dreams and exile. She is the author of Electric Lotus (Incendium Radical Library Press, 2019).

Manisha has exhibited at Bus Projects, c3 contemporary art space, SEVENTH Gallery, Melbourne Writers Festival, Queensland Poetry Festival, Emerging Writers Festival and Digital Writers Festival. She has been a recipient of BLINDSIDE’s Regional Arts Residency in Mooramong, a Writer-in-Residence at Incendium Radical Library, a Hot Desk Fellow at The Wheeler Centre and an Emerging Cultural Leader at Footscray Community Arts Centre. Manisha is the producer of Neptune: a dream archive and is the Poetry Editor at The Lifted Brow.

 Image credit: Zoë Barry, 'Force Fields', Kyneton Contemporary Art Triennial, 2018  by Lee Sandwith

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