Monday, 10 August 2015

fig-2 Oreet Ashery Revisiting Genesis ICA

Intervention for the opening of Oreet Ashery's show Revisiting Genesis at the ICA as part of the fig-2 program. Costumes and video by Louis Backhouse

Friday, 31 July 2015

Vlasti Bar Second Edition Fundraiser/NN Opening of Iskustvo Pit

Opening of Iskustvo Pit - an exhibition of photographic works and a live performance/installation by New Noveta. 

The second edition of our party -Vlasti Bar
Friday 31st of July from 8pm 'til Late

The exhibition Iskustvo Pit will also be open to view Saturday 1st of August 10am - 4pm


Brood (Jose Macabra)

Adam Christensen

Live massed vocal processing experiment
As part of a project with the visual artist Tzu Nyen Ho, massed vocalisations from the assembled throng will be directed, sampled, altered, restructured, fed back via public address, augmented 

Rice from your grave

Astrid Gnosis +Vovasuka

DJ Bahamian Moor

DJ Inept


DJ Mike Levitt 

DJ BLOODBATH + DJ Simba Von Reinhold +DJ Louis Backhouse

Saturday, 11 April 2015

Uzhas Kakoy-to Vlasti Bar - FRESH-NEW-LIVE Experience!

Link to the event

An installation, performance and photo exhibition curated by New Noveta

These are the performers and DJs that partook

Ewa Justka
Ewa Justka is an instruments builder and noise artist. Her Optoelectronic Noise Performance is an audio-visual live transmission of erupting current synchronized with fluorescent, throbbing light. The discordant signals generated by the obsolete electronics abruptly invade the body by surrounding it with dissonant frequencies and corrupted hard techno providing tangible, multi-sensory experience.

Alice Theobald

Julia Star

Adam Christensen
Christensen makes sculpture, performance, video and text works, and performs with the band Ectopia



Ed Lehan

Mike Levitt


Simba von Reinhold+Ivånå Fük

Monday, 6 April 2015

Dazed and Confused

Photo: Ben Toms
Styling: Robbie Spencer
Trousers: Louis Backhouse

Friday, 13 March 2015

Vagina Dentata Organ at Tate Modern

New Noveta performed with Jordi Valls alias Vagina Dentata Organ for Albert Serra's event at TATE Modern

Saturday, 7 March 2015

Re-Materialising Feminisim Book Launch

This publication is the fruit of the Re-Materialising Feminism event that took place at the ICA and The Showroom in June 2014, curated by Giulia Smith, Alice Brooke and Rosza Farkas.
New Noveta contributed to the event in 2014 with the live performance Zhavost on the Ebre, in the publication with images by Susu Laroche, and at the book release at the Penarth Centre with a DJ set.

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Jizni Mesto, Apophenia, Islington Mill, Manchester

Costumes: Dean Wellings & Louis Backhouse
Accessories: Janina Pedan
Staging: Ben Burgis

I'm just right there with you straight away and it had to be punctured in intravenously, a jolting invasion invoked with such a specific and fine kind of violence. It's so deep. It's not a violence which is directed at us, so it doesn't provoke a reflexive defensiveness or anger or hostility. I do feel violated though but it's necessary. Bc the violence is held in place with a screaming vulnerability but not one which I feel I need to cloak or pad or hide from or for. I kind of want to help but I'm unsure of the task which seems like an Ouroboros bc at first it felt like you knew the task but then you undid the task, cutting everything down and open and everything leaking and slipping and falling out of you. Which it always was anyway. And the taupe mesh forms a cross over your chest. And then I feel like the best kind of help I could give is to really be right there. To live is to bear witness. And be somehow invisible- and we are. Somehow the balance is that we are all fucking alone together with all this pressure above our heads. The fact that you use each other's names. Bypass. During valve surgery your heart must not beat.

Friday, 26 September 2014

Vesmir Peklo, New Noveta, Susu Laroche, Dean Wellings & Seán Collum, Lima Zulu Gallery, London

A collaborative exhibition of photos, sound, installation, video by New Noveta, Susu Laroche, Dean Wellings and Seán Collum at Lima Zulu



Sunday, 8 June 2014

Jet femme Dovolena, Fem Fresh -­‐ Feminism, Age and Live Art, Queen Mary, University of London and the Live Art Development Agency, London

Link to event
In preparation for this show we were mentored by performance artist Oreet Ashery

"A piece exploring repetitive ritual, within a framework of noise and projected through a semi constructed physical structure. Through this piece New Noveta will attempt to challenge boundaries and expectations of the female working body."

Saturday, 26 April 2014

Arcade Overseas, Marabouparken, Stockholm -­ SE

15 minute live performance/intervention part of event curated by Lap-See Lam & Jin Mustafa.

" - a tiny bit dangerous and above all humorous. It also moved towards a kind of performance art that moves beyond the metaphoric that often, in a too circumstantial way but also to simple way tries to show something other than the mere sensation of the work to the audience (I say this but I mean that). Not to talk of the political performances than oftentimes does nothing more than smears a few layers of artistry on to a political stance or message that had been easier to convey through a lukewarm debate article.

We was shown was nothing more than what we saw and heard. There were no hidden debts to uncover to reach its meaning.

But, what was it that we saw? Two life-forms, dressed up in earth tinted bathing suits, with clusters of potatoes hanging from the crotch; acting according to a logic dictated by the task to, as fast as possible gather and carry away a number of sticks tied to the walls. A sort of manic and violent state, whose end is nothing other than the actions themselves. A sort of absurd [male, potatoes=testicles?] insanity. A negative dialectic only producing the self reflective vacuum that encloses the action without pointing to an external end.

It wasn’t hopeful, or a balm for the soul, but a brutal showing of a process active on many segments of our existence. On a higher level of abstraction, I would argue that the above described dynamic is that which rules over the circulation of (economic) value and labour, in other words: Capital.

But I also think that this movement is reproduced on the micro levels that constitutes the higher grants it its means of sustenance. All could be described as ruled by the same negative dialectic – in the smaller games of gestures on which our institutions are based: work and reproduction, family. But now, my mind is wandering. 

I have to mention mental illness or addiction, which are good images of the same destructive circular movements of which I’ve talked above. I also praise you for daring to bring out these states from inside of yourselves, and show it in the way you did.

Herein I also find the humor. The laying bare of the arbitrariness of certain processes, revealing the absurd laws governing the world. And absurdity is fun, fun is laughter and laughter is fun."
- Artist Karl Sjölund 

Saturday, 11 January 2014

Zmizí Klub Pět, LTOPO7, London Topophobia, Silwex House, London

15 minute live performance. Event curated by Fernanda Munoz-Newsome and Charlie Hope.
Documentation by Louis Backhouse 

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Predni Kolo, Good Job Gig, Acava Studios Grange Walk, London

7 minute interventional sound performance at event curated by Rosie Ridgeway
Bamboo structure by Janina Pedan
Costumes by Dean Wellings

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Riziko Zadky, Vagina Dentata Organ & New Noveta, CIA Gallery -­ HK

Residency at CIA gallery, Hong Kong, culminating in an installation and live event alongside Vagina Dentata Organ
Costumes by Dean Wellings

Article in South China Morning Post
4ib Records

Sunday, 5 May 2013

Huphen Hyrax, SAMPLED festival, The Junction, Cambridge

An exploration of bodies at work through ritual, noise, movement and constructed physical structure.
Photo by Claire Haig

Tuesday, 5 February 2013