Closing Performance: Demelza Toy Toy, Jol Thomson, Hannah Catherine Jones and Libita Clayton

Image Credit: National Archives of Namibia-LÜDERITZ CA.1909, Diamond Mining with simple hand sieve, IMAGE COPYRIGHT NATIONAL ARCHIVES NAMIBIA

Spike Island Artspace, 133 Cumberland Road, Bristol, BS1 6UX

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Saturday 07 September 2019
Admission Fee: £5, £3 concessions (free for Spike Associates)
Booking essential

A live experimental lament to mark the closing of Quantum Ghost, composed of field recordings, speech, samples, and the theremin, performed by the artist alongside her collaborators Demelza Toy Toy, Jol Thomson and Hannah Catherine Jones.

Titled ‘My voice is so deep it’s buried in the ground’, this new, hour-long iteration of an electronic soundscape stems from Clayton’s long-standing interest in the lament: a song, piece of music, or poem expressing grief or sorrow.


Libita Clayton is a British-Namibian artist who works across sound and performance. She also organises workshops and discursive events developed in partnership with DIY organisations, broadcasters and publishers. Recent exhibitions and performances include: Quantum Ghost, Gasworks, London; 4717, RCA/LUX, Dyson Gallery, Royal College of Art, London; Memento Mori, Kalashnikovv 3.0, Johannesburg (all 2018); DEBUNK, Arnolfini, Bristol; History Lessons: Fluid Records, South London Gallery/Iniva, London; Going Along Without a Body, Iklectik, London; Lexis Over Land—Towards a Feminist Geography, Tremenheere Sculpture Gallery, Cornwall (all 2017). Her work was included in the Diaspora Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale, 2017.


Hannah Catherine Jones (aka Foxy Moron) is a London-based artist, musician, scholar and radio presenter (Late Junction on BBC Radio 3 and The Opera Show on NTS), as well as founder of Peckham Chamber Orchestra, a community project established in 2013. Inclusivity and decolonisation are the central spine connecting her broad practice. Jones is currently a DPhil scholar at Oxford University. She has performed and lectured internationally, including presentations at the Liverpool Biennial; Serralves Museum, Porto; Wagner Museum, Bayreuth; Beirut Arts Centre; Modern Art Oxford; Tate Modern, London; and Whitechapel Gallery, London.


Jol Thomson is an artist, researcher and sound designer working at the intersections of cultural studies, particle physics and environmental humanities. In 2013 he graduated from the Städelschule Frankfurt, and he is currently undertaking a PhD at the University of Westminster. In 2016 he was in residence at the Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, and received the Meru Art-Science Award. Recent presentations of his work include exhibitions at Haus der Kunst, Munich; ZKM (Center for Art and Technology), Karlsruhe; and the EU Commission. In 2019, he will launch the platform synaesthetic records, which focuses on sonic productions by visual artists.


Demelza Toy Toy (aka Demelza Woodbridge) is a London-based artist who primarily works across sound and performance. Engaging in DIY mythologies, her work explores the connections between the political and the autobiographical, while addressing questions on the body and cultural identity. Toy Toy’s work is part of the Stanley Kubrick Archive in London. Recent presentations of her work include exhibitions and performances at the ICA, London; Tate Modern. London; South London Gallery, London; Fish Island, Bristol; Unsound Festival, Krakow; Revolve Performance Festival, Uppsala; and Die Kommunale Galerie, Berlin.


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