Leyla Pillai: This Side of Nowhere

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“An In-Sense Mixtape.

Planting prose like seeds.”

In This Side Of Nowhere, Leyla Pillai will lead a consciousness-expanding wandering through a soundscape accompanied by a live reading. Set in pitch black, illuminated only by spectral plant-forms, Pillai creates a space she refers to as ‘Black Box Sensorium,’ a proposal that combines ethnographic register with sci-fi fabulation. Be transported to an otherworldly place where music, spoken word and the human body meet. "It could be a dream, it could be reality, or a fusion of both could conjure it very real... It may appear strange, yet also familiar... it’s neither here nor there, but evidently now." This is a newly commissioned soundscape for Who’s That Girl? - a monthly radio art transmission presented by Leyla Pillai on the online station and media platform NTS Radio.

Free. Booking recommended.

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Leyla Pillai is an artist, writer and researcher, currently producing and presenting Who's That Girl?, a radio-art show spanning seven years in residence on NTS Radio. Who's That Girl? is a question in flux, explored monthly in all her myriad voices through spectral soul soundscapes, artists’ aural portraits and metaphoric spoken voyages. Connecting the spaces between sound and visual culture; an abyssal of the arcane, recondite and subtextuals form the basis for presenting experimental and explorative documentary.