popup1Please join us for the private view of  Tomoko Sauvage and Amie Rai’s exhibitions at POP, 64-66, High Street, Chatham, Thursday 19 June, 16:00-18:00. Refreshments will be provided courtesy of POP and Recreate. These are the second set of exhibitions at POP which will be on show throughout the festival Friday 20 June – Sunday 22nd June.

_D3S9138 copieRinging dew drops, beneath the waves
Tomoko Sauvage realizes for the first time in the UK her long-durational performances within her ephemeral installation using water, porcelain bowls and crystal ice. For TÖNE festival, she is fully inspired by magical moments of midsummer as well as the local submarine half-immersed in the river. Tomoko has been developing her original instrument ‘waterbowls’, porcelain bowls of water amplified with hydrophones (underwater microphones). The performances will be a collaboration with Adrien Silvestre who will also be working with Tomoko on her video installation,In her recent performances, the resonance of the space plays an important role, affecting the vibrations of the water and the air creating feedback finely controlled with water waves and drops. For TÖNE festival, performances will be held at dawn and at dusk to make the most of midsummer magic. Tomoko’s installation will be viewable throughout the festival and she will give special performances on Friday 20th June, 21:00-23:00, Saturday 21st June, 4:30am and Sunday 22nd June, 11.30-12.30 all at POP, 64-66 High Street, Chatham. Tomoko is also particularly touched by the local presence of the enigmatic submarine, “Black Widow” because of the fact that the hydrophones she uses for her music were originally developed to detect submarines during the wars.
Photo: Installation view at Gaîté Lyrique, Paris 2013 ©Patrick Rimond


Book reconsidered 1The Library, The Conversation and The Page

Amie Rai’s exhibition will re-imagine books, fragmented texts and dislocated dialogues in a three-part installation; The Library, The Conversation and The Page which play with breaking the linear arrangements of form and meaning.  Through cut-up, disjointed and disrupted narratives the work questions assumed, familiar and historical structures and the peculiar status of truth.  Amie Rai has been awarded TÖNE’s Postgraduate commission through an Open Call and will collaborate with Ethan Shilling to realise aspects of the work.