NEWS


2021


INTERTITLES 

ed. Jess Chandler, Aimee Selby, Hana Noorali & Lynton Talbot.
Intertitles is an anthology of work situated at the intersection of writing and the visual arts.
The anthology aims to explore their confluence and is conceived in response to a twofold observation: the increased presence of written, spoken and performed language in the work of visual artists and the simultaneous increase in visibility and circulation of the work and voices of writers in the visual arts arena.

with Fatema Abdoolcarim, Victoria Adukwei Bulley, Bebe Ashley, Anna Barham, Paul Becker, Elaine Cameron-Weir, Adam Christensen, Sophie Collins, CAConrad, Rory Cook, Jesse Darling, Anaïs Duplan, Inua Ellams, Olamiju Fajemisin, Johanna Hedva, Caspar Heinemann, Sophie Jung, Sharon Kivland, Tarek Lakhrissi, Ghislaine Leung, Quinn Latimer, Jordan Lord, Dasha Loyko, Charlotte Prodger, Laure Prouvost, Flo Ray, P. Staff, Alice Theobald, Jesper List Thomsen

foreword by Isabel Waidner
afterword by Vahni Capildeo
designed by Traven T. Croves

Available to purchase here.

H.M.S RMA | NAUGHTY COOL | RELEASED 19.03.21 BY ALTER

Record/Vinyl LP edition of 200 with postcards + Digital Album.

Back in 2019, Ravioli Me Away debuted their hyper-surreal operatic work 'The View From Behind The Futuristic Rose Tellis' across the UK, including two sold-out shows in London. Difficult to contain, and wound-up with a truant's sense of narrative, it presented a wondrous cacophony of erupting media and performances patched together with wit and existential alarm.

A suite of songs circling themes of aspiration and the everyday run through the opera, and these were released in parallel by Wysing Polyphonic, one of the commissioning institutions. A selection of these songs were then reinterpreted and reshaped into forms that befit a club setting, debuting at Supernormal festival in the same year. Entitled 'Naughty Cool,' Alter now presents these collective club reworkings by HMS RMA for the first time on vinyl.

Uplifting and delightfully crooked throughout, the tracks are shuffled together and stitched as a 'DJ mix.' In six segments of vocal-led missives and soft drops, the sunniest hooks of early Chicago house are recalled, all cross-pollinated with the collective rhythms and tones of the UK's rave subconscious. A freeform, DIY rowdiness lurks around every corner, equally evoking punk's flings with disco.

The familiar sound and presence of Ravioli Me Away's Alice Theobald, Rosie Ridgway, and Sian Dorrer aren't lost in the edits and adaptations, and they come backed-up with Tom Hirst (Design A Wave), opera singer Siobhan Mooney, and Dean Rodney Jnr (The Fish Police), all of whom took part in the original opera itself. “Naughty Cool” was engineered by John Hannon at No Recording Studios and mixed and mastered by Amir Shoat in London.

Photography by Amy Gwatkin.
Layout by Luke Younger & Ravioli Me Away.

Available to purchase  here.

This record is dedicated to the memory of Donna Lynas.

2020


PERFORMANCE ‘IN THE ROUND’ | ABU DHABI ART FAIR 2020 & Pi ART, LONDON | Curated by Rose Lejeune

Commissioned and presented at Abu Dhabi Art Fair, UAE 19–26 November and Pi Art, London, UK, 9–11 December. 
Four performances each created by artists Maitha Abdalla, Alice Theobald, Raed Yassin and Nástio Mosquito are captured on 360-degree film, using immersive projection technology to offer an experimental way to present performances beyond the live moment. In collaboration with BroomX.

Performances can be viewed from 19 – 26 November either online through the YouTube app on your phone or at the Terrace at Manarat Al Saadiyat, open daily from 10am – 8pm

YouTube web link to 360 degree film can be viewed here.

Ballad of Simple Women, 2020 by Alice Theobald, 360-degree film, 10 minutes (video stills)


MEMBER OF THE FREELANCE TASKFORCE | 2020 | NATIONAL LIVE ARTS FREELANCE RESPONSE TO COVID–19

I produced a film together with a small group of artists and performers formed on the ‘Freelance Task force’ that are neurodivergent and/or have a disability.
The film interviews Ellie Mason, Paul Christian and Charlene Salter who each have disabilities and/or learning disabilities that often make it more challenging for them to participate in large groups and have their voices heard. This film is to raise awareness, celebrate and platform as well as campaign to protect the future of artist/freelancers that already face forms of discrimination and are most likely to face more as a consequence of COVID 19 and the financial recession.



TRANSMISSIONS | 2020

Join us on online for the first season of TRANSMISSIONS, a new online platform established by Anne Duffau, Hana Noorali and Tai Shani. TRANSMISSIONS will be broadcast weekly via Twitch, on Thursdays at 9pm and Fridays at 9am. Watch the live stream:
On Twitch click here.
With subtitles on Twitch, click here.

Episode 2: w/ Sophie Jung 
30 April, 9PM GMT (REPLAY, 1 May, 9AM GMT)
Sophie Jung, Leadeyes and Gentlament,
please put your ands together and and and
, 2020
 Not Not Hot (Annie Goodchild and Legion Seven) / Alexa Barrett / Carl Gent / Rebecca Lennon / Oisin Byrne / Alice Theobald / Dana Michel / Lindsay Seers / The Nicholas Brothers / Benedict Drew / Basil Brush / Jesse Darling with Isa Toledo / Perple Celotape / Tommy Cooper / Sarah Duffy / Inspector Columbo / Jenny Moore with F*Choir / Andy Kaufman / The Socialist Magician... and your hosts Sophie and the Monkey Cat.

2019 

ART NIGHT 2019 | WALTHAMSTOW & KINGS CROSS | Curated by Helen Nisbett

What Not to Wear Out My Soul
Saturday, 22 June 2019
Performances at 10pm, 11pm, midnight, 1am
The Mall
45 Selborne Rd, Walthamstow
London E17 7JR, UK
(Shopping Mall enterance off Walthamstow Market)
MORE INFO



RAVIOLI ME AWAY | Feature in The Wire

Ravioli Me Away, Garden of Earthly Delights, by Tessa Norton, The Wire, Issue 421 - March 2019



VIEW FROM BEHIND THE FUTURISTIC ROSE TRELLIS | An Opera by Ravioli Me Away | 2019

VFBTFRT Performance Touring:
9th February - Wysing Arts Centre (SOLD OUT)
30th March - Wysing Arts Centre (SOLD OUT)
11th May (Matinee) - The Box at The Barbican, Plymouth
11th May (Evening) - The Box at The Barbican, Plymouth
18th May - The Baltic Centre For Contemporary Art
1st June (Matinee) - Block Universe performance Festival at The Albany, London (SOLD OUT)
1st June (Evening) - Block Universe performance Festival at The Albany, London (SOLD OUT)