THIS IS A NOT-ME

 

KARA CHIN | GENTLE STRANGER | FELIX ROSE KAWITZKY
PLASTIQUE FANTASTIQUE | JOHN POWELL-JONES
FRANKIE ROBERTS | MAGGIE ROBERTS | THOMSON & CRAIGHEAD

STREAMING: THURSDAY 1 OCTOBER 6PM BST
ON INSTAGRAM AND 7PM ON IMTV

CONTINUES TO 13 DECEMBER 2020


This is a Not-Me is updating… its ritual of distribution, with new videos arriving this coming Thursday 1 October. Plastique Fantastique have a second Zoom meeting with songs and a riddle from subkast kofke – Thompson & Craighead write jingles to foreshadow 2021 – Episode 2 of Quantum Loop, the third in John Powell-Jones’s quantum entanglement saga – Gentle Stranger return with a Jennifer Walton remix and video by Frankie Roberts – and re-join the queer, interdimensional world-building of Felix Rose Kawitzky’s Otherwards.

Streaming through iMT Gallery’s Instagram @imtgallery from 6pm BST, or via our website www.imagemusictext.com (link in bio) from 7pm.

Plastique Fantastique: Plastique Fantastique Zoom Ritual to Tell Stories Two the second Zoom meeting between subkast kofke, termites, feveractal and AP Kingsford.

Thomson & Craighead: See Through (extract) – a video extract from one of the elements comprising a new installation work called, See Through set to premiere IRL in 2021

John Powell-Jones: Quantum Loop – an ongoing exploration of the toxic neoliberal ideology that places the entanglement of the gains of a small human elite and technological progress above the health and wellbeing of the Earth and the rest of its inhabitants.

Gentle Stranger (Jennifer Walton remix): Insects In The Sugar Water Timidly Rupture Our Favourite Gullets – A Gentle Stranger Jennifer Walton remix with video by Frankie Roberts.

Felix Rose Kawitzky’s Otherwards: is a queer, interdimensional world-building and storytelling community on Discord. Watch Otherwards continue to take shape or to be involved join Otherwards directly via Discord here: https://discord.gg/RmzuQmq

‘This is a Not-Me’ is an online group show curated by Mark Jackson.

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KARA CHIN | GENTLE STRANGER | FELIX ROSE KAWITZKY
PLASTIQUE FANTASTIQUE | JOHN POWELL-JONES
FRANKIE ROBERTS | MAGGIE ROBERTS | THOMSON & CRAIGHEAD

STREAMING: THURSDAY 3 SEPTEMBER 6PM BST
ON INSTAGRAM AND TWITCH

CONTINUES TO 13 DECEMBER 2020


This is a Not-Me is evolving. It has developed corruptions and cosmic mutations (are you still okay?). It is making goo-goo eyes. So, for First Thursday 3 September at 6pm BST on iMT Gallery’s Instagram and Twitch, we will be releasing new videos: Episode 1 of Quantum Loop by John Powell-Jones, a new performance of Goodbye It’s You by Frankie Roberts, and a sneak peek of Maggie Roberts’s Becoming Octopus mediations.

John Powell-Jones’ Quantum Loop is a series of episodes depicting the first ‘successful’ quantum teleportation of a human subject. A glitch that separates the subject’s consciousness and body onto different plains of reality, one outside it’s understanding of time and space the other trapped in an eternal loop of trying to achieve ‘ultimate progress’.

This work is an ongoing exploration of the toxic neoliberal ideology that places the entanglement of the gains of a small human elite and technological progress above the health and wellbeing of the Earth and the rest of its inhabitants.

Frankie Roberts’ Goodbye It’s You is a video performance that continues to explore her interest in language, and repurposing of narratives and text.  Or, as in the case of her work Always Accept Cookies, “eulogising commonplace expressions and inflections; the different hats people wear to speak.”

An earlier version of Goodbye It’s You was performed on the 15th February 2020 as part of Reactor Halls E19: Tek-Animal-Life Rendezvous at Primary in Nottingham.

Maggie Roberts’ Becoming Octopus will be a weekly 8-session guided meditation experience, whose aim is to transport the meditator into the body, perception and liquid environment of a Common Octopus. This involves prioritising the senses of touch and taste; processing reality with 8 arms and a central brain simultaneously; flowing the outside through the insides and camouflaging the body to become the ground using an array of colour effects and protean skin textures.

Issues explored through this project include reference to 0rphan Drift imaginings with Ranu Mukherjee around what kinds of experience, bodies, perception and connection are revealed in the process of immersing in the octopus, and the ongoing collaboration with technological research agency Etic Lab around what it means to communicate with an alien intelligence and how to address human exceptionalism’s limited understanding of ourselves in relation to other kinds of life.

New Quantum Loop episodes and new work by Frankie Roberts will broadcast regularly throughout This is a Not-Me, which runs until the 13th December 2020. Follow iMT Gallery on Instagram and Twitch.

Maggie Robert’s Becoming Octopus meditations will run weekly through September and October as part of This is a Not-Me. If you want to sign up to the Becoming Octopus meditation sessions, make sure to email mail@imagemusictext.com.

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KARA CHIN | GENTLE STRANGER | FELIX ROSE KAWITZKY
PLASTIQUE FANTASTIQUE | JOHN POWELL-JONES | FRANKIE ROBERTS
MAGGIE ROBERTS | THOMSON & CRAIGHEAD

LAUNCHES: THURSDAY 6 AUGUST 2020 6 – 9PM BST
ON INSTAGRAM: @imtgallery

CONTINUES TO: 13 DECEMBER 2020


In High School Musical 2 a group of high school friends get together to sing about the summer and of freedom and friendship. They announce to each other that “all the hard work […] is done!” This is 2007, the summer that the iPhone appears. The movie was released three months later, that September, when the summer they are singing about is over for everyone but them. But for them, the funeral is a banquet. They sing about “the time we get to share” and that this time of togetherness will last “forever”.  

We are outside of time. Outside of this eternal summer. We are a new kind of creature, built on Zoom. We are part bird, part human, part many other things: Kara Chin, Gentle Stranger, Felix Rose Kawitzky, Plastique Fantastique, John Powell-Jones, Frankie Roberts, Maggie Roberts and Thomson & Craighead. We sing through July into December. This is a Not-Me. There are many timelines and we don’t know yet when things are going to happen or what they are going to be. They will come out now and then over the next few months: performances, screenings, links to websites. Back in 2007, as the old friends sing, Facebook adjusts its status update to remove the word “is”.  Here in 2020 we start to declare our individual updates over the top of one another as each appears in the story, different worlds, different timelines existing side-by-side, singing to the tune of Sumer is icumen in: “Frustrate the content delivery system!” – “Dissolve the subject and cease to exist!” – “Fantasise memorials!” – “Become octopus!” – “Create characters; make enclaves; build worlds!” – “Haunt Google Maps!” – “Log unearthly transmissions!” – “Beam into devices!”

What do we do now? Come out, playmate! We need to get together. 

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