Rinse brings together London-based artist, Athena Papadopoulos & Swedish musician, Jonatan Leandoer 127 for a Tate Exchange event of open collaboration and performance. For Rinse, they mark a unique opportunity to foster a dialogue between exciting rising names in both the music and contemporary art worlds.
Did you miss Jonatan Leandoer's performance? Catch up on Rinse's livestream below:
Papadopoulos is a multidisciplinary artist, whose visually striking and often unsettling sculptural assemblages are densely layered materially but also conceptually, blending elements of fictional narrative and autobiography with popular culture and literary histories. A graduate of Goldsmiths and University of British Columbia, her work has been recently included in acclaimed exhibitions at New York's Shoot the Lobster (Nov 2016), London's David Roberts Art Foundation (Sept 2016) and Berlin's Peres Projects (June 2016). Throughout the day Papadopoulos will be creating a site-specific installation/performance space in real time.
As part of the event, Rinse and Barbican Guildhall will host a panel reflecting on the theme of access and considering the public's role as museum and gallery visitors - get involved in this open discussion with your own thoughts and opinions.
The day culminates in a live performance within the installation environment by Stockholm-based musician and vocalist Jonatan Leandoer 127. Surfacing online in the summer of 2016, his skeletal, exploratory tracks feature a raw blend of voice, electronics and acoustic instrumentation paired with haunting and abstract DIY visuals, painting a solitary yet hopeful image. These tracks were gathered on the “Psychopath Ballads” cassette, self-released at the end of 2016.
This event is programmed by Rinse and Barbican Guildhall Creative Learning, Tate Exchange Associates.
Rinse is at the centre of a vast musical community. As genres, artists and scenes evolve and fragment, Rinse inspires and nurtures people to create.
Established in 1994 by a group of friends wanting to share the music that inspired them, Rinse started life as a pirate music station transmitting uncompromising and innovative music out of its East London heartland.
About Barbican Creative Learning
Barbican Guildhall Creative Learning aims to shape and deliver new approaches to engagement with the arts. Their programme helps young people find their creative voice, and how to use it.