The Voice and the Lens was a festival exploring the treasures of the human voice, conjured up for our eyes through film and performance. The festival took place at Whitechapel Gallery and Spitalfields Music Festival. 13-15 July 2014.
Over three days, the programme featured works by 55 artists, musicians and film-makers, ranging from classics to recent and brand new works. Highlights included: rare screenings of Michael Snow’s 16mm film Rameau’s Nephew and Robert Ashley’s Atalanta Strategy; Bill Viola’s Anthem; new work performed by Lina Lapelyte; Loré Lixenberg’s Adipose where singers form an all-too-fleshy screen to tell of the opera singer who had her cake and ate it; and a special feature on teenage self-discovery curated by Artprojx featuring works by Jennifer Reeder, David Blandy & Larry Achiampong, Leo Gabin, Jessica Ann Peavy, Rashaad Newsome, Rachel Maclean and Tameka Norris.
Performers included Loré Lixenberg, Linda Hirst, Elaine Mitchener, Amy Cunningham, Maya Verlaak, Bruce McLean, Adam de la Cour, Neil Luck, Fiona Bevan, AMAE with Pier Giorgio de Pinto, Lina Lapelyte, Dante Rendle Traynor, and Mikhail Karikis.