DIRTY DATA EXTRACT SET TO A SWEEET ORCHESTRAL SCORE

#Sergina · In The Car We Sit Together (Dirty Data Extract)

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THURSDAY 8TH FEBRUARY 2024:
In person Artist Statement Writing Workshop at Trowbridge Gardens, Hackney Wick.
FREE to attend but places limited.
More info HERE.

Artist Statement Writing Workshop 8th Feb 2024

#SERGINA'S STIMULATINGLY SUGGESTIVE SONG-STUFFED SEMINAR CUM WEBINBAR - EPISODE 2
The Photographer's Gallery, London, 22nd September 2023.
19:30-20:30. In person + online.

More info and booking.

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Join #Sergina's blended learning webinar cum seminar about working and dancing and recruiting for a living. Originally performed at Qwe're London's first ever party in 2021, this new iteration will incorporate aubergines, dirty data and a merging of the digital with the physical like no other. Come online or onsite, or jump between the two. Registration required for monitoring and training purposes. #SongStuffedWebinar

Not going to be in the building? Register for a top secret limited edition Zoom Meeting place.

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DRAGGING THE ARCHIVE: KINGS, QUEENS AND THINGS
with Orlando Myxx and #Sergina
8th June 2023 at Bishopsgate Institute

Read Elly Clarke's Academic-ish lecture about Dragging the Archive HERE.

Video made for Dragging the Archive: Kings, Queens and Things at Bishopsgate Institute on 8th June, which celebrated the handing over of the Orlando Myxx archive that contains over 2400 drag performances (along with other queer art events and exhibitions), which Myxx filmed between 2016-23 (and ongoing).

#Sergina was the host_ess for the evening, welcoming King Frankie Sinatra and Shakona to the stage - as well as Orlando Myxx. During the first ever screening of this film #Sergina watched herself watching herself. At the second sounding of the song she sang along with it, a song that goes (and please feel free to sing along and make up any melody that comes to you):

[sung] we’re shedding light on the archive.
we’re shedding light on the archive.
we’re shedding light on the archive.
we’re shedding light on the archive.
we’re shedding light on the archive.

[spoken] i’m now free to get old, as after i’m gone these moving images will remain
these still images
straddling platforms
and now they are in this Victorian building.
surrounded by these books
and these histories

my present at one point in november, 2021,
was captured by orlando
on their camera
and it swiftly became my past
now is entangled with the archives
entangled with history
entangling with histories
entangled alongside those of others

[sung] the archive is alive
the archive is alive

we’re shedding light on the archive.
we’re shedding light on the archive.

[spoken] and we’re dragging the archive
we dragging in the archive
we’re dragging the archive
an archive is a form of drag
if ever you have moved your books. you will know this.

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Once #Sergina finds a recording studio she will re-enmesh her chorister grade voice into the track.

After the screening of this film she removed some of her clothing and Elly Clarke took up the stage to deliver a lecture about Dragging the Archive, taken from her ongoing PhD research. Read this text HERE.

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MIXED BAG

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Mixed Bag is a group exhibition by the PhD Art cohort at Goldsmiths College.
See email sent out about this on 18.2.22 HERE.

Open: Wed 23 - Sat 26 Feb, 12-8pm
Opening event: Wed 23 6-8pm
Location: St James Hatcham Building, 25 St James's, London SE14 6AD
Performance evening: Fri 25th, 6-8pm, no booking required.
Information here: https://padlet.com/mixedbag2022/mixedbagexhibition

Artists:
Dominique Savitri Bonarjee
Irina Botea Bucan
Elly Clarke with Kit Kuksenok
Morag Colquhoun
Ciarán Ó Dochartaigh
Rowena Harris
Clareese Hill
Marie-Alix Isdahl
Bridget Kennedy
Andrea Khôra
Sophie Sleigh-Johnson
Jessie McLaughlin
Kate Pickering
Katarina Rankovic with Nina Davies

Find our evolving exhibition text here: https://pad.riseup.net/p/mixtape-keep and more about the new work I am making for it in collaboration with artist/research Kit Kuksenokhere.

Image credit: Rising Damp, Sophie-Sleigh Johnson, 2020”

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See quarterly newsletter sent 15th December 2021.

27TH JANUARY 2022 15-17 CET LIVE PRESENTATION OF MY & CLAREESE HILL'S ONGOING MIXTAPE COLLABORATION AS PART OF RENDERING RESEARCH AT TRANSMEDIALE

Excited to be involved (in collaboration with Clareese Hill) in Transmediale 2022 PhD workshop #RenderingResearch, organised by Aarhus University and the Centre for the Research of the Networked Image at Southbank University.

On 27th Jan from 15-17 Central European Time the group is presenting research extracts via zoom. This, and the whole transmediale symposium is both online & completely free to attend this year!

More info about the Rendering Research Sharing Event is here. Or click on the image.

Transmediale - Rendering Research Workshop 2022

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11th JANUARY 2022: HOW ARE YOU? DIGITAL PARTICIPATORY SOAP OPERA ABOUT WELLBEING IN THE DIGITAL AGE - ONLINE as part of Axisweb's Mental Health Week.

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WRITING THE ROOMS AT SEE U IN BRUSSELS 16-18 DECEMBER 2021

With live collaborative writing sessions on Thursday 16th December at 19:30 and 21:30 CST and open to write into until Saturday 18th December, coinciding with a physical installation.

Writing the Rooms was a collaborative writing session I lead as part of the Down Dwars Delà residency I took part in at Bidston Observatory near Liverpool in August. The idea for this writing together emerged during the course of the week, during which we imagined various hi/stories of the building and its uses over time - namely as a (massive) tool of measurement and observation. Built in 1866, the Observatory facilitated humans and machines to collaborate in meticulous analyses of time, latitude, the stars, and meteorological, tidal and marine data - much of which was used for [extractivist and colonial] methods of 'knowing' the world. We wrote [in] three rooms: The Weather Station at the top of the building; the Dorm Room and the Sub Basement (pictured above.)

From 16th-18th December, an unfolding of ideas generated during this week is being presented at See U in Brussels - and includes a presentation of extracts of these textual encounters in print form, as well as the opportunity to re-write these rooms. There is also an invitation to write new ones together - from See U and from wherever everybody physically finds themselves at this time.

Access and contribute to this writing the rooms heree.

Grateful to all at Constant for the week at Bidston, as well as for the chance to present this project in Brussels.

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