1) RICHARD CROW
PROPOSAL: RADIO TARAHUMARA.
The work Radio Tarahumara (Tutuguri) is Richard Crow’s creation. It follows the travel of Antonin Artaud to México and “país Tarahumara” and Artaud’s research about the pre-Columbian shamanic rites. Following the spirit of Artaud in México and the poetic of “Theatre of Cruelty” it is proposed an installation based on sounds, images and archival material (drawings and photographs of Antonin Artaud) with fragments of sound objects and lectures of the Artaud’s work Los Tarahumara. Richard Crow’s work explores and investigates the relation between text, site and sound. With the voices of Victor Borrego and Carlos Carrilho.
Artaud visited Mexico and Tarahumara country to know more about the rites of pre-Columbian shamanism. He leaves the site of the ceremony with the resolve that “from now on something hidden behind this heavy grinding and which equalizes dawn and night, this something left out, will serve… in my crucifixion” (Antonin Artaud). Artaud gave a series of lectures at the University of Mexico on Surrealism, Marxism, theatre, and civilization and myth of ancient Mexico. They were published in Spanish translation in El Nacional and other publications.
This research on Artaud’s journey in Mexico continues an ongoing experimentation into itinerant sound recording (anti)technologies, the use of disembodied voices, and the transformation and transmission of a kind of pre-modernist ’hauntology’ in previous projects such as In the footsteps of a stranger’s nostalghia (Overture) (2014) Radio Schreber (2011) and Ancolie (2006) that I have already recorded.
RADIO TARAHUMARA will explore and investigate a close relationship between text, site and sound and will focus on issues of translation and the (re)interpretation and re-enactments of (auto) biographical narratives. Recordings are created as micro-soundscapes and manipulated ambient recordings almost act as tone poems that catch or trigger along with the selected text.
Richard Crow is an inter-disciplinary artist working in the field of experimental audio research, live performance and site-specific installation. He utilises sound and noise in a performative way, for its disruptive and subjective qualities and above all for its psycho-physical implications for the listener and viewer.. Since the mid 80’s Crow has collaborated, performed, and recorded with many leading musicians and sonic artists including Joe Banks, Zan Hoffman, Adam Bohman, Furt, The Hafler Trio, Clive Graham, Michael Prime, Dean Roberts, Kaffe Matthews, Michael Morley, Sandoz Lab Technicians, dy’na:mo, and Gintas K. Crow has shown extensively in Europe, and internationally including Russia, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Recent projects and exhibitions include A Soundscape of a Body in Pain, London School of Economics, 2014. In the footsteps of a stranger’s nostalghia (Overture), Audio Essay with Lucia Farinati as part of The Stranger that is next to me, organized by Brandon LaBelle. A Rotten Corpus, Goldsmiths College, London, 2013. Sound Proof 5, Carter Presents, London. 2012. Resonance Open, Raven Row, London, 2011. Radio Schreber, The Freud Museum, London, 2011. Animal Spirits, Sugarcube, Stockholm, 2011. Futures & Pasts, ICA, London, 2010. Unstable Institutional Memory, Blue Oyster Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand, 2009. Come Hither Noise, Fremantle Arts Centre, Perth, Australia, 2009. Ancolie, South London Gallery, 2006.