Warp experimenter Mira Calix plots "sculptural art performance" with solar power scientists

Solo artist meets solar science.

Electronic experimenter and Warp-signed artist Mira Calix will unveil a unique performance in Brighton next month in collaboration with a Laban-trained dancer and a team of Imperial College scientists.

The Sun is the Queen of Torches is billed as a “sculptural art performance” that finds an artistic expression for the scientists’ research into how to cover buildings with virtually invisible solar-powered material.

The show sees Calix making music by delicately ripping paper, with each tear introducing fragments of light to the darkened stage to reveal an image of a crystalline photovoltaic cell, which dancer Ella Robson Guilfoyle then responds to with her own kinetic activity.

The event takes place at Brighton Dome on December 10 – tickets and more information can be found here.

A few days earlier, on December 6, Warp will be invading Tate Modern in London for a free evening of performances inspired by artist Jeremy Deller’s 1998 artwork The History Of The World. Label acts Rustie, Hudson Mohawke and Oneohtrix Point Never are all set to appear.

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