SUN 14th December 2014  |  8 p.m.-11 p.m.
amaCollective is proud to present dontdrinkthemilk#1: a one night performance event at TripSpace Projects, London. On Sunday the 14th of December 2014, concert pianist Alexander Soares will perform in conversation with artist Liz Miller. A series of etchings, part of the Classics on Vinyl series, will function as sheet music that can be read intuitively through shape and colour. This particular segment will consist of Soares’ musical reading and piano performance of Claude Debussy's Claire de Lune. Subsequently, sonic artist Chester Lusk will translate this musical score into a live composition with electronic analogue instruments.

For the latter stage of the evening, guests will be witnesses to a sound and visual performance produced by artist Zachary Eastwood-Bloom, in collaboration with Will Robinson, as a direct response to the performance of choral collective the REC. The event will see the live translation of two classical compositions, resulting in a manifestation of sound and projection in the space.

dontdrinkthemilk#1 will investigate the power of sound in the creation of physical landscapes and material configurations in the space. With the night focussed on performativity, collaboration and experimentation, this will afford greater access to the sphere of contemporary arts, in special relation to classical, choral and experimental music.

The event will be the debut of dontdrinkthemilk: a broad research-based project, focussed on the exploration of performative elements embedded in the notion of Dialogue. This will initiate a chain effect of happenings, taking place in diverse settings – both physical and virtual – and in different cities – both in the UK and abroad.


dontdrinkthemilk is a domino effect and a game of broken telephone.

dontdrinkthemilk is inspired by the Little Rascals; one of the earliest groups of individuals that, in 1933, were shown together as equals, irrespective of skin colour, sex or social status.

dontdrinkthemilk is exhibition-making without being confined to making exhibitions.

dontdrinkthemilk is unconstrained by defined timelines, challenging the perceived order of things. It finds its identity in reacting to what came before it and, in turn, to what will come after it.

dontdrinkthemilk is the product of amaCollective's ongoing research into the notion of Dialogue, and the consideration of translation and mistranslation.

dontdrinkthemilk is a one night performance event, a publication, an exhibition, a party or a happening.

dontdrinkthemilk is an overarching project which will see artists, writers and other collaborators consider what came before them, in an artistic and curatorial chain-reaction.

? Notes for Editors: amaCollective is a London-based curatorial collective comprised of Alejandro Ball, Amy E. Brown and Miriam La Rosa; three MA students of Curating the Contemporary: a course taught in collaboration between the Whitechapel Gallery and London Metropolitan University.

Mission statement: contemporary, unconventional, experimental, performative, interdisciplinary, international, independent, collaborative, transparent, non-traditional.

amaCollective is interested in approaching Dialogue as a medium, which takes different forms, such as; spoken and written word, body movement, sound, linguistic communication or moving image.

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