Tell is an event interested in the transient communal identity created through the ritual act of story telling, in which stories might tell stories, which tell stories, which tell stories.
Tell derives not (I hope) out of a nostalgia for the warmth of premodern traditions, but as an exploration of oral storytelling as a specific mode of communication, one capable of scrambling different timelines and realisms in order to suggest new relations and escape routes, within a sight of comfort and common.
Tell is interested in narratives as active cultural objects and pushing towards a machinic understanding of oral story telling, where within the live testing sight created by the collection of listeners, narratives might link histories, theories, fictions and the personal into viscous assemblages with undetermined trajectories, infecting and informing reality if we let them.
F.A.T. Studios community action project, AMP Gallery
hosted by Gonçalo Lamas and Andrew Wyatt, including a reading from Pond (2015) by Claire-Louise Bennett, with stories told by Viana Gaudino, Caterina Avataneo, and Helle Tviberg reading from The Carrier Bag Theory of Fiction (1986) by Ursula K. Le Guin. Music by Ursula K. Le Guin & Todd Barton
Trinidadian exorcisms, something infectious from the archive, and insights into human and evolution and story telling
Wells Projects as part of 'Salamander Skin'
with Isobel Adderley, Billy Sassi, Charlie Wood, Izabel Alsina Reynolds, Viana Gaudino and Chi Bagtas
Beans and mother daughter cycles, a traffic collision reenacted, slow worms and histories most famous mother fucker, the death of two guide dogs and a Filipino abattoir
Tell3: Future Primitive
Gossamer Fog, as part of 'Future Primitive'
with Rosie Woodhouse, Andrew Wyatt and Gonçalo Lamas, Caterina Avataneo, Jess Heritage and Miriam Austin
Dreams of Marx, firework scars and constellations, contracting mushrooms, precognitive pets and the church built by your grandfather.
a friend's front room, Honor Oak
with Miki Holloway, Dave Malkin, Misha Farrant, Eleni Papazoglou, Helle Tviberg and Micheal Taiwo
Collective enunciation, cold war ghost broadcasts, pregnant sex with Disney villains, remembering Katherine Araniello, Catford's prefams and past selves.
our shared garden, Brockley, London
with Harry Bix and Hannah le Feuvre, Miki Holloway, Oliver Kane, Jack Solloway and Helle Tviberg, Madi Walsh, Andrew Wyatt and Gonçalo Lamas
The man with 100 mothers, attempts at group storytelling, the two Tviberg separate families on Tviberg Island, sharing and poisoning a parish church with elderberry juice, Mother by Carmen Maria Machado, and shared identical scares.