Chooc Ly Tan: Disobey to the Dance of Time

14 September 2016 to 1 November 2016 | 6.30pm – 11pm

Unit F1, 1 Riverlight Quay, Nine Elms Lane
, London SW8 5AU


Chooc Ly Tan presents Disobey to the Dance of Time, a video installation combining a colourful music visualizer, known as Akira Phase, moving to a 148 bpm-trance track, Terbium Energy Catalyst by Goch, a 3D representation of Africa hovering in space-time, and the artist dancing to a hidden track coming from deep space.

Private View: Wednesday 14 September, 6.30–8.30pm
Live acts until 11pm at the Battersea Barge (next to Studio RCA). Includes performance & DJ set by Alexis Milne, Daniel Shanken, Rehana Zaman, B2B >>> Spacer Woman (Chooc Ly Tan) and Evan Ifekoya.

French-born artist, DJ & voyager Chooc Ly Tan lives and works in London. Her practice sets out to use systems or tools that are used to understand the world, such as logic or physics, but subvert them to suggest new visions of reality. Recently her work has been shown at Artič, Prague; Gasworks, London; ART Rotterdam; Neutral Ground Contemporary Art Forum, Canada; CCA, Glasgow; OK Centre for Contemporary Art, Austria; Festival of Ideas, Cambridge; CCCB, Barcelona; Fuso International Video Art Festival, Lisbon; BIOS, Athens; Timishort Film Festival, Romania; Milano Film Festival; School Hut, Kilimanjaro, Tanzania; Circa Projects, Newcastle; Carlos/Ishikawa, London; Transmission Gallery, Glasgow; Whitechapel Gallery and Flat Time House. This autumn, Chooc Ly Tan will perform a DJ set in the new Tate Modern building (London), and at Apocalypse/Rave Festival (Oslo, Norway). Tan has also been invited to be artist-in-residence for 2017, as part of the Both Sides Now residency program, Hong Kong, and at Fondation Boghossian – Villa Empain, in Brussels.

Evan Ifekoya is an interdisciplinary artist, exploring the politicisation of culture, society and aesthetics. Ifekoya’s current work investigates the possibility of an erotic and poetic occupation using film, performative writing and sound, focused on co-authored, intimate forms of knowledge production and the radical potential of spectacle. Ifekoya will be Artist in Residence at Wysing this Summer 2016, as part of the Wysing Poly. Recent exhibitions include normcore, IAb, Bielefeld, Germany, All Of Us Have A Sense Of Rhythm, David Roberts Art Foundation, London, Embodied Spaces, FramerFramed, De Tolhuistuin, Amsterdam - both curated by Christine Eyene, Studio Voltaire OPEN, London (all 2015) and 30 years of the Future, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester (2014). Recent performances have taken place at David Roberts Art Foundation and Tate Modern, London as well as The Marlborough, Brighton and De Tolhuistuin, Amsterdam (all 2015). Collaborative projects include Collective Creativity: Critical reflections into QTIPOC creative practice and Network11. Ifekoya currently lives and works in London.

Alexis Milne is a London based artist concerned with issues surrounding recent political protest and forms of autonomous subcultural uprising (such as Hip Hop and Rave cultures) and their subsequent media dissemination and forms of recuperation. Milne’s work traverses video scratch collage, installation and interventionist performance, utilizing alter egos, the grotesque, and cartoonist parody as tools to comment on the erosion of the authentic and in particular, riot as spectacle.

Daniel Shanken is an artist from Los Angeles, living and working in London. Currently, he is undertaking a PhD in the Contemporary Art Research Centre at Kingston University and is teaching at the RCA in IED. Recently his work has been shown at Art Basel Hong Kong, Yvonne Lambert Gallery, Whitechapel Gallery, CCA Glasgow, Nottingham Contemporary, CFCCA Manchester, Kiasma Helsinki, CAC Vilnius, and CGP London. Last summer he completed a residency at K11 Art Foundation in Wuhan, China.

Rehana Zaman is an artist based in London working with moving image and performance. Her work considers the interplay of multiple social dynamics that constitute subjects along particular socio-political formations. These narrative based artworks, often deadpan and neurotic, are generated through conversation and collaboration with others. 

Recent screenings and exhibitions include ICA, London, Contemporary Art Tasmania, The Irish Film Institute, Dublin, The Tetley, Leeds, Studio Voltaire, Whitechapel Gallery, London, Berwick Film and Media Festival, Projections Art Rotterdam, Konsthalle C, Stockholm and Baro, São Paolo.

The video documentation of the show is now available online.

Click here for the artist's website