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Anat Ben-David & Kaffe Matthews


COMMENT!

THURSDAY 14   7 - 8PM
& FRIDAY 15 JULY   5.30 - 6.30PM
LIGHTHOUSE

ANAT BEN-DAVID

Anat Ben-David is a London Based, Israeli born, artist, and pioneering video Artist in Israel, her work combines Music, sound, Video and Performance. Anat began experimenting in theatre and performance at the School Of Visual Theatre in Jerusalem where she graduated in 2004. She became an artist in residence at "Habama theatre" and developed a unique -video performance style. Anat moved to london in 2000, In 2003 Ben-David graduated from Goldsmiths college (MA fine arts).

“Popaganda project”, Her final piece at goldsmiths, made a comparisons between power structures and symbolism of the Pop idol and fascist politics, it was awarded Goldsmiths purchase prise 2003. Popaganda Project expanded to become: a video installation at Wonderyears exhibition at KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, solo independent album, live performance and live political action at Hugo Boss Party 2003.

Following Popaganda, Anat proceeded her solo career and collaboration with the Art band “Chicks On Speed” and Art pop performance group with Douglass Gordon “Art Rules Crew 2006-2008” as well as releasing her solo album “Virtual Leisure” in 2008.

The work of Anat Ben-David follows the tradition of performance as Art practice- Song/sound piece, video installation, collage or stage performance end up as a direct interaction between the body/voice, digital media with conceptual engagement.

Anat is Currently attending PHD Program at Kingston university in London, her thesis - “Music Composition as Alienation in the Complex Art work -The Artist Composer mode” is looking at strategies and implications of the musical composition entering "Visual Arts".

Anat Showed work as solo artist and as a collaborator in many international institutes including:

Beursschouwburg, in Brussels (Tearing off a Piece). Momak, The National museum of Modern Art Kyoto (Art –Rules Kyoto ), Pop rally at the MOMA, New York, Montermeso- Vitoria, Spain(Switch on the power), Pompidou Centre Paris FR. Tate Britain, UK, Mosak contemporary museum, Spain, Migros museum-Zuric ("Its Time for Action...").

FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT ANAT'S WEBSITE

 Kaffe Matthews

KAFFE MATTHEWS

Kaffe Matthews was born in Essex, England and lives and works in London.

Since 1990 she has been making and performing new electro-acoustic music worldwide with a variety of things and places such as violin, theremin, Scottish weather, desert stretched wires, NASA scientists, melting ice in Quebec and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Currently she is researching 3D composition for outdoor enjoyment through  Hammerhead sharks in Galapagos and sustainable vibratory interface design with ‘music for bodies’. Acknowledged as a pioneer in the field of electronic improvisation and live composition, Kaffe has released 6 solo  CD’s on the label Annette Works.

Often collaborating, her present projects are with Mandy McIntosh to make a sonic intervention for a Star Gazing Shelter in the Galloway Forest, Scotland, with Laura Harrington, the river Tyne and Northumberland school children on the musical ‘Where are the Wild Ones?’,  and with Kris Verdonck and a two dogs companymaking a new opera for 2013. Recently back to the stage after 4 years making sonic furniture works, Kaffe will have her long awaited seventh solo release out on Annette Works fall 2011.

Recent works include: Where are the Wild Ones?(2010), 12 channel composition, The Sage, AV Festival 10; In clean air we fly(2009), bicycle powered 8 channel installation for London’s Gillett Sq; The Marvelo Project(2008), Folkestone Sculpture Triennial; Sonic Bed_Marfa(2008), Texas; Sonic Bench_Mexico (2007),Laboratorio Arte Alameda Mexico City, 2007; Body Abiding, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Glasgow ;Sonic Bed_Shanghai,(2006) Xuhui Art Museum, Shanghai, China, 2006; This is for you,(2005) work for chaise longue, Arnolfini, Bristol, 2005; Three Crosses of Queensbridge, work for bicycles + radios, Drawing Room, London, 2005; No-one here but us chickens, 2005 The Starr auditorium, TATE Modern, London, UK, 2005.

FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT KAFFE'S WEBSITE


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