Tyler Coburn & Lawrence Abu Hamdan

Tyler Coburn and Byron Peters, Resonator (detail drawing by Mummalaneni Bhargavi), 2016

Tyler Coburn

Artist Tyler Coburn will present a new monologue, Richard Roe, performed by actress Birgit Huppuch. The monologue is a hydra-headed take on the legal fictions that creep around the margins of selfhood, and that increasingly dictate the terms of economic and political process.

Coburn’s work has been presented at Centre Pompidou, Paris; South London Gallery; Kunsthalle Wien; Kunstverein Munich; SculptureCenter, New York; and in the 11th Gwangju Biennale and in the 10th Shanghai Biennale. Coburn’s latest solo exhibition, Remote Viewer, is on view at Koenig & Clinton, New York from April 20th to June 3rd.

Photo: Christophe Tedjasukmana

Lawrence Abu Hamdan

Lawrence Abu Hamdan is an artist and audio investigator currently living in Berlin as guest of DAAD. Abu Hamdan’s interest with sound and its intersection with politics originate from his background as a touring musician and facilitator of DIY music. The artists audio investigations has been used as evidence at the UK Asylum and Immigration Tribunal and as advocacy for organisations such as Amnesty International and Defence for Children International. The artist’s forensic audio investigations are conducted as part of his research for Forensic Architecture at Goldsmiths College London where he received his PhD in 2017. Abu Hamdan’s Rubber Coated Steel 2016 won the short film award at the Rotterdam International Film festival 2017 and his exhibition Earshot at Portikus Frankfurt (2016) was the recipient of the 2016 Nam June Paik Award. Other solo exhibitions include Hammer Museum L.A (2018), Kunsthalle St Gallen (2015), Beirut in Cairo (2013), The Showroom, London (2012), Casco, Utrecht (2012). Abu Hamdan is the author of the artist book [inaudible] : A politics of listening in 4 acts and a forthcoming ebook produced as part of his 2015-17 fellowship at the Vera List Centre for Art and Politics at the New School in New York. His works are part of collections at MoMA New York, Guggenheim New York, Van AbbeMuseum Eindhoven, Centre Pompidou Paris, Tate Modern.

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