is the duo of Hannah Ellul (Human Heads / Helhesten) and Kelly
Jayne Jones (Part Wild Horses Mane On Both Sides / Belied Gunaiko).
White Death bring you combined flute, synths, field recordings
and tactile electronics splintered with unexpected sound worlds
inspired by collage and the surrealist lyricism of Henri Michaux
- “I have the feeling that for a long time to come white
is going to have something excessive for me.”
interview with Hannah Ellul
Jayne Jones is a Manchester based artist at the University
of Manchester making work that combines performance art, installation,
sound and music. Influenced by musique concrète, she works
with improvisation, graphic scores, instructions, actions, movement,
installation-performance, and audience participation/interaction.
She has been researching techniques to amplify slate, using rocks
and geology as a sound source.
She is interested
in creating multi-sensory experiences - sight, sounds, smells,
space, interaction, communication and exchange. Her recent work
has been based upon the themes of the unconscious and asking how
can art have the potential to be a supportive environment to explore
visceral emotion, psychological awareness and performance as a
site for transformation; interpersonally and communally.
She has also been developing work on the use of sonic meditation
and the influence this might have on interpersonal group dynamics.
KJJ has collaborations
with Hannah Ellul (White Death), Greta Buitkute (Clout then Grappling)
and Andie Brown from These feathers have plumes.
Hannah Ellul is a Glasgow based artist and musician working primarily
in text, performance and sound. She often works collaboratively,
and much of her work starts from an interest in radical political
imagination and the affective dimension of collective experience.
With Ben Knight
she is part of the collaborative project Psykick Dancehall, exploring
sound across media: the politics of listening, recording technologies
and the voice. Since 2010 she has produced DANCEHALL, a publication
about sound and its others.
music with Human Heads and White Death. Projects have included
residencies at Titanik, Turku, FI (forthcoming), the Banff Centre,
Alberta, CA; Lothringer_13 Laden, Munich, DE, and CCA Glasgow,
UK; and performances and exhibitions at Transmission Gallery,
Glasgow; Lydgalleriet, Bergen, NO; Oslo 10, Basel, CH; and Castlefield
Gallery, Manchester, UK. She teaches in the Visual Cultures department
at Goldsmiths, University of London.