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Desktop Studio Visit: Crystallmess

Revisit Crystallmess' Desktop Studio Visit here, with a video archive of the event, as well as a podcast and transcript.

To listen to this event as a podcast, please click here.

A transcript is available by clicking here as a PDF in 14pt 1.5 line spacing.

To download the transcript as a .docx file, please click here.

Content warning: this conversation includes discussion of racism, miscarriage, and rape.

Desktop Studio Visits are a new strand in our online events programme aimed at highlighting research from recent artists-in-residence and platforming new works in progress.

For this event, Crystalmess (Christelle Oyiri-K) was joined by Wysing Curator and Acting Head of Programme John Eng Kiet Bloomfield to discuss a recent residency at Wysing. Using a number of artefacts from the residency as a framework for an informal chat, they touched on Christelle’s experimentation with sound synthesis and field recordings from a research trip to Guadeloupe and Martinique and work developing a new body of work exploring the intersection of anti-environmentalism, state secrecy and institutional racism.

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This event was captioned.


Christelle Oyiri (b. Nogent-sur-Marne, France 1992) is a multidisciplinary artist based in Paris. She is a sound artist and DJ as well as a performer. Her work highlights forgotten mythologies, the subtle interstices between memory and alienation, DIY culture and technology. Her work has been exhibited at Lafayette Anticipations, France (2019); Frac Lorraine, France (2019); La Gaité Lyrique, France (2018); Espace Arlaud, Lausanne (2018); HEK, Basel (2019) Auto Italia South East, London (2019).

The in-conversation event was followed by an opportunity for questions from the audience.

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