The PS/Y Hysteria programme presents a new performance by Ulapaarc the collaborative work of Paul Abbott and Cara Tolmie. The artists will use sound and voice as a way to look into the politics of language, repetition and appropriation.
This event is part of Hysteria – an interdisciplinary arts programme that explores health and illness in contemporary society, focusing on issues of gender, race and cultural identity.
Cara Tolmie works from within the intersections of performance, music and moving image. Her works probe the site-specific conditions of performance-making by finding ways to vocalise and place her body that access the political and poetic capabilities of physical, written and musical languages.
She collaborates regularly on projects with Paul Abbott, Kimberley O’Neill / France- Lise McGurn and Patrick Staff and has contributed to many other collective endeavours both in performance-making, pedagogic and expanded research practices. She is also part of the editorial collective for Cesura//Acesso, a journal for music, poetics and experimental politics.
Paul Abbott is an artist and musician based in London, working through questions and feelings connecting music and language: using real and imaginary drums, synthetic sounds, performance and writing.
His current collaborations include XT & lll人 with Seymour Wright and Daichi Yoshikawa, Falls with Keira Greene, ULAPAARC with Cara Tolmie and a quartet project with Tolmie, Wright and Will Holder. Recent releases include solo's Sphuzo, qno, & Vagus and Pah' (XT), and vjerhanxsk (lll人). He is one of the co-editor’s of Cesura//Acceso and was one of the Sound and Music “Embedded” resident artists at Cafe Oto 2015-2016.
In addition Abbott has collaborated and performed with numerous other artists and musicians, including: Benedict Drew, Pat Thomas, Ute Kanngiesser, Billy Steiger, Bill Orcutt, Danny Haywood, Joel Grip, Brandon La Belle, Eddie Prevost, Steve Noble, Sebastian Lexer, Evan Parker and Otomo Yoshihide.
PS/Y is a research, curating and public engagement group exploring the interface of arts and health sciences. PS/Y develops interdisciplinary projects and dialogue with artists, scientists, arts organisations, academic institutions and communities. We aim to create new creative insights to engage diverse audiences for an interdisciplinary arts practice that explores the relationship between mind and body in Western culture.