Erica Scourti - Hot Readings
SONIC ACTS FESTIVAL - THE NOISE OF BEING Erica Scourti - Hot Readings 24 February 2017 - De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam, The Netherlands --- Erica Scourti was born in Athens, Greece and is now based in London. Her work across different media draws on personal experience to explore life, labour, gender and love in a fully mediated world. Recent shows include Third Party at CTRL+SHIFT, Oakland, Dark Archives, a solo commission at Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam, and a performance at Block Universe festival 2016. In 2015 Erica was in residence at Wysing Arts Centre and the White Building, London, and she is currently a resident of Somerset House Studios. Hot Readings (performance) In Hot Readings, Scourti presents her public YouTube record, consisting of lectures, performances and interviews. This record is intercut with her own private viewing history and automatically generated subtitles. While meandering through these historical accounts, Scourti creates a new textual record; a compressed temporality in which mediated and bodily presence battle each other.