Khal at the Audio Foundation gallery

November 5 – 28, 2015 The Audio Foundation Gallery 4 Poynton Terrace Auckland, NZ Audio Foundation gallery presented the fifth iteration of Helga Fassonaki's ongoing project Khal, which she began in Tabriz, Iran in September 2014. Fassonaki had sent sixteen sculptural scores she made in Iran abroad for sixteen female artists to interpret and perform publicly …

Unpublished Interview with Jennifer Lucy Allen of the Wire

Jennifer Lucy Allen of the Wire asked me the following questions about my project Khal on March 30, 2015.  As far as I know it was never published.  I thought I would share the Q&A as my responses offer insight  into the project's early landscape. Jennifer Lucy Allen:  Can you tell me a bit about the residency - who …

Khal at Los Angeles Contemporary Archives

Friday, March 20, 2015 - April 9, 2015 Los Angeles Contemporary Archives 2245 E Washington Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90021 The original 16 scores and their recorded interpretations by the participating artists was exhibited at LACA for the second iteration of Khal. Special guest artist Fariba Safai  opened the event on March 20th with a vocal interpretation of …

Khal at Glasshouse

March 11, 2015 Glasshouse 246 Union Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211 Glasshouse presented the first iteration of Helga Fassonaki’s project Khal.  Sketched animation of visual scores was accompanied by performing artist and environmental activist Suki Dewey’s spoken word interpretations. Three artists performed Fassonaki’s scores live: Zaïmph -  ‘One Two Sides Dirty’ Kathleen Kim -  ‘Punk Standards’ Kali …

Khal – about

In September 2014 Helga Fassonaki resided in an artist studio in Tabriz, Iran for a month. As a visual and performing artist, what she was able to share in public was restricted. Furthermore, as a female performing artist, the use of her voice in public performance was restricted. Due to the establishment of the Islamic …

Radio Concept Tour

An ongoing project developed for radio only - explores the relationship between body, microphone and air movement.  investigates a sound concept without exposure to the 'missing element' - the physical contact between audience and performer. 2014 Thursday April 2 - KCHUNG (Los Angeles, CA) - Crystalline Morphologies w/ DJ Gabie Strong, 7 - 9pm PST Sunday October 26 …