Act of Throwing : Matt Harding & Esmeralda Valencia Lindström [PAST]

Live Performances :

24 July 2022 Sunday

First performance 5-5:30pm

Second performance 6-6:30pm

Free Entry

For this performance, the objects thrown have been borrowed from situations where their owners have been waiting to decide whether to keep or throw them away. Temporarily borrowed from this limbo they are used to highlight differences in acoustics between the spaces in and around the gallery. Simultaneously performed, recorded and played on speakers in the space the piece generates rhythms via the interaction between/ of the throwers, the people recording and the location itself. 

The act of throwing materials back and forth has been an ongoing method of research for Matt Harding & Esmeralda Valencia Lindstrom exploring intersubjectivity and agency in materials both through sound recordings and performance, reflecting on our relationship with materials and objects and what it means to be continuously involved in and with matter. Previously performed at Gothenburg HDK Design Festival and for Radiophrenia Festival, each performance selects specifically chosen materials to explore questions of improvisation, narratives, duration, materiality and sonic perspectives.

Esmeralda Valencia Lindström studied at Slade School of Fine Art (2007) and the Royal Academy Schools (2011). Recent solo exhibitions include The Royal Academy Weston Studio (2020) and St. James’ Church Piccadilly (2021) both in London. Lindström is a lecturer at Gothenburg University and is currently working on a research project developing materials and objects from dry rot funded by the British Arts Council.

Matt Harding is a musician and artist whose work explores movement, texture and repetition. He has released several albums, scored films and live soundtracks. His audio visual pieces include performative installations and an ongoing series of sound films. He has exhibited and performed at The Freud museum, Cafe Oto, Margate and Ramsgate Festivals, Radiophrenia, Klingt Gut, Hackney Wkd, and The Serpentine Gallery amongst others. He also runs the sound and art platform The Thames Submarine. |

Photo by Matt Harding