LISTENING TO A MOONQUAKE
A Queer Bed Time Tale – Chapter One
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Kl. 17 – 18
Moon Children, Sun Children
Mor Efrony in conversation and music making with Jan Verwoert.
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Jan Verwoert is a writer, art critic and a sound geek based in Berlin
Between Ocean & Moon
Sound performance with Nora Schjelderup and Mor Efrony.
kl.18 30 – 19 30
Nora Schjelderup is an international musician known for her act Ora The Molecule (Mute Records). She has travelled the world touring and has produced music in Spain & LA. Schjelderup & Efrony met on a mutual DJ gig at Bortenfor, Oslo and since then they became close collaborators in each other’s projects. Efrony plays saxophone for Schjelderup’s Ora The Molecule. And this coming Friday will be their debut concert as a new duo, playing within the fields of contemporary art & music.
Lone Aagot Meinich and Mor Efrony
Kl. 19:00 – 20:00
Lone Aagot Meinich is an Oslo based violinist and performance artist with background in classical music (Norwegian Academy of Music & Royal College of music in London). She works within the range of early music to contemporary music.
In the performance at Listening To A Moonquake exhibition, Meinich will play a Campanula violin built by Helmut Bleffert.
Listening To A Moonquake
Trollmors Noisy Lullaby
Kl. 18:30 – 19:30
Lydia Brunch feat. Mor Efrony
Lydia Brunch is a soft-noise duo by Dåra Dorky & Karina Sletten
They play highly textured , mesmerizing, hypnotic and unpredictable sound.
The two are also part of Femme Brutal, a booking and DJ collective started ten years ago with people from RadiOrakel and Konsertforeninga. With a hairy ambition of bringing more grrls to the front to Oslos music subculture.
Photo: Jan Khür
About the exhibition:
Moonquakes occur as a result of the tide on Earth. The tide caused by the moon.Two objects in different spheres generate movement in each other. What could it mean for us who love from afar?
This is the leading allegory in the Moonquake project, which revolves around timely thematics of care, solidarity, migration, distance, love, gender, peaceful resistance, and well-being. As well as myth, science, diverse traditional practices and theory. The allegory acts as an image of other possible feedback loops between social and global spheres.
In the exhibition, Efrony regards the potentialities held within the act of listening and attending to what we might not have the ability to hear, yet we can still feel and be moved by. Drowned voices and other sounds or occurrences which might elude registration. In which ways could we connect the local daily life to the global concerns?
The first chapter at BOA, will be a Queer Bedtime Tale that occurs mainly in the Norwegian landscape. The paintings in this exhibition are also dealing with issues of identity and playfully borrowing characters and gestures from Munch’s paintings. She draws elements from a broad field, yet essentially inspired by feminist philosophy and identity theory, where the body, well-being and sensory presence are important. The authors, activists and practicians Silvia Federici, Leticia Sabsay, Pauline Oliveros and Carla Lonzi are among the theoretical references in this work.
In the gallery room, Efrony also expands the paintings with musical and performative meetings, which are derived from her sound work and research of the natural phenomenon of overtones.
Every sound has overtones except the overtones themselves. What would happen if overtones would have overtones? Most of the overtones occur in the same harmonic system of intervals. However there are also some cases of inharmonic systems (i.e in gong). In this sonic composition the main instruments are inharmonic. A gong, bell collection from India and analog electronica are played with emphasis on the overtones. An attempt to separate the overtone partials from the fundamental tones. The overtones are tweaked, droned, sustained, prolonged; played.
Through her paintings and sound work, Efrony explores how temporary intimate communities can create a substitute affiliation. Looking into manners of activism and peaceful resistance within today’s challenges and the issues of segregation,censorship of information, captivity, migration, displacement, and other forms of long distance loving relationships.
Mor Efrony (b. 1987) is an Oslo-based artist and musician with an international background. She works interdisciplinary with painting, music and sculpture. And is an active dj as well as a visual artist. She is a relatively newly graduated artist; she has had several exhibitions and participated in group exhibitions and performance programs.
Further in 2022, she will participate in Jeg kaller det kunst, the opening exhibition of the new National Museum.
– In today’s capitalistic environment we need to reappropriate the body.. 'Our struggle then must begin with the reappropriation of our body, the revaluation and rediscovery of its capacity for resistance, and expansion and celebration of its powers, individual and collective. ..Our bodies have reasons that we need to learn, rediscover, reinvent. We need to listen to their language as the path to our health and healing, as we need to listen to the language and rhythms of the natural world as a path to the health and healing of the earth'.
Beyond The Periphery of the Skin, Silvia Federici
Photo: Jan Khür