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Clear Spot - 19th November 2015 (Chthonic Live)

Clear Spot - 19th November 2015 (Chthonic Live)

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Chthonic Live by Sophie Sleigh-Johnson: an abstraction expanded from the previous Doggerland: Chthonic Report, Chthonic Live is impressionistic space created through sound, discussion, fragmentation and the spaces in-between. Attempting a mythography of the Chthonic, it brings together the mysterious and dreamlike archetype of the descent to the underground in ancient myth and Palaeolithic inscription. Transmission is a tremor, a randomized flicker, unspooling hieroglyphs onto the air. Sophie is joined by Dr Irving Finkel, keeper of cuneiform tablets at the British Museum to discuss paleography; and by Professor Timothy Morton, author of Hyperobjects, to discuss the arche-lithic and the shadow on the cave wall. The show also features a live performance from multi-phonic composer and instrumentalist Chris Cundy. Here, the penumbral and the speleological are channelled as archaeology of the present tense.