On the evening of the 19th of september and through the following days of the week-end The ladder is part of the pit will inhabit and activate the Auricle Gallery space with a curated multi-media show performing their glaciated collective sonic ritual prayer.
Ōwheo cycle – film by kerian varaine
followed by live performances from:
Memory Burn (chch) & The Ladder is Part of the Pit
Saturday Workshop session:
Electronics & hacking – the basics of circuit bending with William Henry Mong
The inaudible soundscapes of electromagnetic radiation – Kerian Varaine
+ open invitation show and tell geek out around DIY electronics
Additionally, over the Sat-Sun weekend the individual members will be exhibiting their own creative pursuits incorporating sound art, composition/improvisation, sculpture/installation, film, photography, with sporadic performances occurring throughout the period.
Joanna Osborne’s photographic practice has its focus on the search for coherence, through the lens of a 35mm SLR camera, upon constructed environments that explore the connectedness of matter and metaphors of light. She is a current PhD candidate at University of Otago, investigating potential interdisciplinary conversations between theology and art history. She began playing improvised cello with The Ladder is Part of the Pit at the 2013 Fringe Festival, Lines of Flight, and has recently picked up the tenor viol.
As a violinist Motoko Kikkawa has been involved in many collaborative projects with musicians and performance artists from New Zealand and Tokyo and as a visual artist she has worked in various media over the years. Her current work explores the extension, into sculptural 3D spaces, of her intricately patterned paper cut-out works.
William Henry Mong
Coaxes solo soundscapes from various repurposed and expanded electronic and acoustic objects, feedback loops and drones.
Composer and sound artist who is also involved with the visual arts through writing scores and creating sculptural and electronic instruments. As a performer, Kerian is involved in many ensembles including playing banjo in Anarcho-folk band Whiskey and the Wench, and providing sound for the expanded cinema project Rubbish Film Unit.
Photography by Marine Aubert