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COMPOSER - VISUAL ARTIST PERFORMANCE ARTIST

Open Call is an initiative which supports highly talented, emerging composers from backgrounds under-represented in the industry, to develop and challenge their compositional practice in laboratory-style commissions. Culminating in a showcase at the RICHMIX london in July 2021.

YOU ARE THERE AND NOT THERE

by Chisara Agor

You Are There And Not There is an inter-disciplinary project that combines visual art, music and performance. It is an exploration into what it means to be seen and unseen and how we may choose to move in the world, with some of us existing somewhere in-between imminence and transcendence. This middle state reminds us that our existence is a participation in both, a reminder of our constant existential metamorphism and our relation to reality and selfhood. Using recordings from short interviews with members of the public in Peckham, visual art and drawings inspired from those interactions and a performance exploring anonymity. This project touches on ideas of otherness, recognition, existentialism and the way our history informs our present, as one of the artists’ participants had said in response: “Sometimes you are there and not there.”

Visual art 

Sound installation

Performance Art

Artist Film

"Maybe Others become mirrors because the vanity of the rulers require them to see themselves in every surface. For some to be invisible is to effect change in the unseen, maleficent or not. An invisible cloak renders the wearer an omnipresent shadow free to construct their own reality" Chisara Agor

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Image [1] Chisara Agor, Headpiece and Costume by Chisara Agor