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Black Moon Lilith in Pisces in the 4th House
Institute of Contemporary Arts
Johanna Hedva

Over the final weekend of the exhibition I, I, I, I, I, I, I, Kathy Acker, the ICA brings together a new performance by Los Angeles-based artist Johanna Hedva on Sunday 4 August and scholarly presentations on Acker’s work on Saturday 3 August.

A keening. Mystical drone. Hag blues. Intimate metal. Moon hymns. A dirge. O Death. For my mother, who was a Pisces (March 2, 1955 – April 30, 2018).

Black Moon Lilith in Pisces in the 4th House is a performance of guitar and voice which is at once a mystical grief ritual and droned out metal concert that summons the holy spirit. Informed by Korean shamanist ritual and the tradition of P'ansori singing (which demands rehearsal next to waterfalls in order to ravage the vocal cords), the performance is also influenced by the work of musicians Keiji Haino and Diamanda Galás.

This performance is specifically for the faint of heart. It will be loud AF and swimming in tears. 

Earplugs will be provided. This is a wake, so there will be whiskey, herbal tea and flowers. It’s 50 minutes long with no intermission.

Black Moon Lilith in Pisces in the 4th House was first performed at Wysing Arts Centre, UK (14 October 2018) at the invite of Wysing artist-in-residence Leah Clements and collaborators. 
Johanna Hedva is a Korean-American writer, artist, musician, and astrologer, who was raised in Los Angeles by a family of witches, and now lives in LA and Berlin. They are the author of the novel, On Hell (2018, Sator Press), and their writing has appeared in Triple Canopy, The White Review, and Black Warrior Review. Their work has been shown at Performance Space New York, the LA Architecture and Design Museum, and the Museum of Contemporary Art on the Moon. Their album The Sun and the Moon was released in March 2019.
04:00 pm
Sun, 04 Aug 2019
Cinema 1
£5 Full, £4 Green/Concs, £3 Blue Members.

Attend this performance and The Labyrinth: A Convening on the Work of Kathy Acker and save £2 through the multibuy discount, applied at checkout. 

Accessibility information:

This performance will be captioned.

There is level access to the main entrance of the ICA from The Mall, which includes one set of automatic sliding doors. All walking areas within the building are kept clear at all times, and there is an accessible toilet located next to the main entrance. The ICA has one wheelchair available for use by visitors and requests can be made with Box Office or Sales staff. Unfortunately, we do not have any parking on The Mall, however car and taxi drop-offs are possible (please note that at times The Mall is restricted to traffic). Contact us in advance of your visit for more information.

Cinema 1, where this event takes place, is accessible via ramp. There are two permanent spaces for wheelchairs in the cinema, and additional spaces can be arranged if required. Please do let us know if you require wheelchair access at the time of booking so we can make provisions.

Non-gender-specific toilet facilities are located by the ICA’s main entrance.

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