Annamaria Ajmore and Felicity Mangan come together for the second time to present “LUGLIO – Echolocation”. After their first meeting at the beginning of July in Florence this year, the performance is an extemporaneous reworking of the private dialogue between a dancer and a sound artist. Each collaboration begins with an exchange of images, text and online chat before Ajmore and Mangan get together in person, which becomes a map to follow and betray during the presentation. LUGLIO in its pliable form is activated by both performers upon the stage—on a par with each other in holding and remodeling the morphing psychographic and immediate landscape.
For 3hd 2020, Ajmore and Mangan find themselves on a former tennis court, where LUGLIO is inspired by the biosonic tactics and inaudible shrills of Berlin’s Schloss Biesdorf bat colony. These predators size up their prey in the darkness of their cave habitat. Through research, Ajmore explores the body as a malleable and changeable material, transforming the space in a place in a constantly changing process of becoming. Mangan plays with the sound of biotic insects and birds presenting mutated biorhythms of living and extinct animal voices.
LUGLIO—meaning July in Italian—is the seventh month in the Gregorian calendar. In the Northern Hemisphere it is the second month of the summer, while in the Southern Hemisphere it is winter. July 2019 was the hottest month ever recorded in the history of the world and the hottest month in the world, bringing to light several worrying anomalies.
DJ set by Jessica Ekomane
Live set by Marshall Vincent