18:30-19:15 & 20:30-21:15, Thursday 18th August 2022

Kings Place

 

Music: jasmin kent rodgman

Words: lisa luxx

 

what the dog said to the harvest is a new collaboration between poet + writer lisa luxx and composer jasmin kent rodgman. A hybrid performance-installation drawing on opera, dance, spoken word, binaural sound and archive + documentary film.

 

The work confronts the subject of climate migration & racism; human displacement as a result of climate emergency and the inequities faced by climate refugees. 

 

This is a campaign for climate justice.

 

Combining the immediacy of live performance and the intimacy of installation, what the dog said to the harvest connects our past with our not-too-distant future, asserting the tangible impact Western-centric philosophies and behaviours have had on underrepresented and silenced communities on the “global” stage. 

 

lisa luxx’s libretto weaves poetry, memoir and verbatim, alongside metaphorical takes on how the climate crisis has long since arrived for Middle Eastern communities and the Global South. jasmin kent rodgman’s score + av installation features field recordings, flute, soprano, electric guitar, synth and percussion, experienced via a two-tier live + surround speaker/headphone set up, alongside documentary film shot by Syrian filmmaker Ali Sheikh Khudr.

 

A promenade installation, audience members will be free to move around the space as the work unfolds around them. 

 

Please join us as we share what the dog said to the harvest with audiences for the first time, where we’ll be actively inviting thoughts and engaging in direct conversation with the project’s various communities as we develop the project into a large-scale work for 2023/24. 

 

Generously supported by Sensoria Festival and British Council with additional support from Shubbak.

 

Age Rating: 16+

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Produced by lisa luxx + jasmin kent rodgman

 

Venue: Kings Place, 90 York Way, London, N1 9AG

 

 

 

lisa luxx

 

lisa luxx is a writer, performer, essayist and activist of British and Syrian heritage. She writes for freedoms, for healing, to mobilise and to inquire.

 

Her work is broadcast on Channel 4, BBC Radio 4 and TEDx. Her work has been published worldwide, in anthologies and literary journals. Her debut poetry collection fetch your mother’s heart was published on Outspoken Press to critical acclaim earlier this year.

 

She splits her time between Beirut and London.

 

jasmin kent rodgman

 

British-Malaysian Artist & Composer Jasmin Kent Rodgman brings together the contemporary classical, electronic and sound art worlds to create powerful soundscapes and musical identities. A regular collaborator across various art forms including dance, word, film and VR, her music explores otherness, memory, connection and plays with a sense of narrative.

 

As Producer, Jasmin adds another level to her portfolio, creating bold new platforms for her music including visual artwork, site-specific and multidisciplinary theatrical productions. A driving force behind where and how her work is experienced, she often experiments with unique set-ups such as audiowalks, interactive installations, underground nights, moving image, 360° film and more.

 

Music: jasmin kent rodgman

Words: lisa luxx

 

Choreography & Dance: Ffion Campbell-Davies

 

Musicians:

 

Spoken Word: lisa luxx

Mezzo Soprano: Rosie Middleton

Percussion: Angela Wai Nok Hui

Synths & Sound Art: Jasmin Kent Rodgman

Electric Guitar: Shannon Latoyah Simon

Movement & Vocals: Ffion Campbell-Davies

 

Documentary Film: Ali Sheikh Khodr

Music: jasmin kent rodgman

Words: lisa luxx

 

Choreography & Dance: Ffion Campbell-Davies

 

Musicians:

 

Spoken Word: lisa luxx

Mezzo Soprano: Rosie Middleton

Percussion: Angela Wai Nok Hui

Synths & Sound Art: Jasmin Kent Rodgman

Electric Guitar: Shannon Latoyah Simon

Movement & Vocals: Ffion Campbell-Davies

 

Documentary Film: Ali Sheikh Khodr