Garden Nights: Passing on Light - Camden Art Centre

Sung Tieu invites spalarnia, Katarina Gryvul, and Luis Polyanszky Worth

For the inaugural Garden Nights of Spring-Summer 2022, artist Sung Tieu invites members of the local community neighbouring Camden Art Centre to donate lamps to create a temporary installation of lights in the garden area to illuminate the performance area.

She is joined by artists and musicians who employ musical composition and verse to capture and augment intimate sounds and behaviours associated with our current times.

The evening comprises of live performances by spalarnia and Gryvul. spalarnia’s performance responds to the current political struggles in the region and the war in Ukraine – their new album USTA will be released in May 2022. Gryvul will perform tracks from her recent album TYSHA, Ukrainian for silence. It was written prior to the ongoing war, during lockdown and charts her personal journey during this period of alienation and need to connect with others.

They will be joined by Polyanszky Worth, whose recent work encompasses the arrangement of coded messages and unfamiliar sounds to create an acoustic environment that deals with suppression, retrieval and suspension. Tieu will premiere the sound work Song for VEB Stern-Radio Berlin (2021), which musically reflects upon her family’s history as former Vietnamese contract workers of the GDR.

At the close of the event, the audience is encouraged to take a lamp/light with them.

For more information regarding the donation of lamps for the event please contact Camden Art Centre: info@camdenartcentre.org

Donations to Ukrainian Emergency Art Fund https://ueaf.moca.org.ua/ are welcomed

The Artists

The Artists

Katarina Gryvul is a composer, sound artist, music producer and violinist. In her work, she focuses on varieties of timbres, sound textures and mixing organic with synthetic. She has performed at Ars Electronica (2020), Audio Art Festival (2020) and many others.

spalarnia is Polish performance artist Wojciech Kosma’s musical project exploring love, pleasure, intimacy, and gender through highly political, poetic avant-pop tracks drawing from Polish folk and contemporary dance music tropes.

Sung Tieu is an artist based in Berlin. In her sound installations, she fuses samples from sound archives, her own field recordings and electronic sounds into immersive soundscapes. Previous exhibitions include Haus der Kunst, Munich, Nottingham Contemporary, UK, Galerie für zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig, Kunsthalle Basel, Hamburger Bahnhof Berlin, Museion, Bolzano, and the 34th Sao Paulo Biennale. She will present a new commission at MUDAM, Luxembourg, in October 2022.

Luis Polyanszky Worth(b. 1991, Germany) is an artist, graduating from Städelschule 2022. Polyanszky Worth’s practice primarily enfolds on the basis of spoken and written language and the composition of music and sound. Recent group exhibitions include: Kressmann Halle, Offenbach (2021); Canopy, Malmö (2020), Portikus, Frankfurt (2020) and Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne (2019).