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This is a dialogue between practices that co-opts the form of the shrine, its devotional offerings and precursory pilgrimage, to disrupt the institution of religion and the institution of the body as toxically venerated and idolised; it is a redemptive offering to Saint Munditia. During her time on residency with Kunstverein München, Rose gathered found objects, texts and images on her desk and on the page, using the form of the shrine as a methodology. As a body of work, Saint Munditia’s Teeth is emancipated from any one medium—folding text and objects, images and now sound into one another.
Rose Higham-Stainton writes about new feminisms through art, literature and material culture. She has a masters in Writing from Royal College of Art and her academic work is held in the Women’s Art Library at Goldsmiths College. She regularly contributes to MAP Magazine and has been published in PIN—UP Magazine, The Skirt Chronicles, Ache, Worms, Deleuzine, SPAM PLAZA and upcoming in ArtMonthly. A visual-textual work titled Herēma was published by Sticky Fingers Publishing 2021 and the chapbook Foam of the Daze was published by Bottlecap Press in early 2022. Rose incorporates visual and sonic language into her practice and has been a guest on Montez Press Radio and NTS radio and was a resident at Kunstverein München’s transdisciplinary artist residency Peripheral Alliances. As an editor and facilitator, she co-runs Devotion writing workshops with the poet Sophie Robinson.
Leyla Pillai is a free-flowing creative, based between London and Southend On Sea. Leyla responds to the re-sound of whatever inspires or touches, and tends to do so through music, soundscape, spoken word, text and image. She calls this collaboration, even when she is working alone. Leyla has been resident on NTS Radio for about 8 years, producing and hosting a show called ‘Who’s That Girl?’ in honour of the art of storytelling. This show uses a variety of forms to approach using music and soundscapes.
Sacred Chants of Benedictine Catholic Monks
Rose Higham-Stainton - Outside St Peter Church
Rose Higham-Stainton - St Peter Church, Saint Munditia's Tomb
Sounds of In Utero
Rose Higham-Stainton - Lake 2
Santiago de Murcia - Los Juiles Jácaras Por La E
Rose Higham-Stainton - Weißenburger Straße, Faint Church Bells
Live Choir of Sacred Music From Medieval Spain - The Llibre Vermell And The Cantigas De Santa Maria
Mediolanensis Gregorian School, Italy
Rose Higham-Stainton - Goat Bells
Rose Higham-Stainton - Goat Bells 2
Sofia Kiprskaya - Harp : J.S. Bach, Toccata and Fugue in D minor BWV 565
Vivaldi - Mandolin & Lute Concerto for 2 Mandolins in G Major for Strings and Continuo, RV 532- II. Andante
Estes Tonne - All Roads Lead to Rome, Jerusalem
Inti Illimani - Huajra
Negar Bouban (Oud) - Chahar Mezrab Abu Ata by Hossein Alizadeh
Midori Takada, Lafawndah - Le Renard Bleu, Excerpt