Resident: Athens Greece / LONDON UK / melbourne australia
Language: English / Greek
Current Position : public artist / Socially engaged Artist / Sound Artist / Radio Artist / activist / dj / eDUCATOR
Johnny is an activist, socially engaged sound artist, radio artist and public artist. They are currently in their 6th year of producing LGBTQIA+ radio programming for Sound Art Radio in Devon UK. Johnny’s art practice takes the form of radiophonic transmissions, podcasts, public space interventions, public sound installations, sound art compositions, performances and works under the alias’s of queerphonie and hot$tu££radio.
M.A. Public Art / Art in Public Space – Graduated with Distinction, RMIT Melbourne Australia
B.A (Hons) Sonic Arts – Graduated with first class honours, Middlesex University, London U.K.
B.ED theatre studies / DRamatic ARTs / language & LITERATURE – GRADUATED WITH DISTINCTION – rusden college melb australia
2021- Queerphonie – Currently IN ITS 6TH YEAR OF RESIDENCY AT SOUNDART RADIO TOTNES DEVON UK
2017 – Confused Temporalities – 2 YEAR RESIDENCY AT NTS RADIO – A weekly sound art radio show – hackney london uk
2015 – Queer Temporalities – 2 YEAR RESIDENCY AT RESONANCE FM – A weekly LGBTQIA+ experimental music program – london uk
2014- CONFUSED TEMPORALITIES – 2 YEAR RESIDENCY AT PROVOQUE RADIO – LONDON UK
2021- Johnny & the COVIDworldly Beings – Radio Drama – Funded by DCMS Arts Council UK & SoundArtRadio UK
2021 – Guest radio residency for Diskordia – responding to the subject – Possiible sounds for the fall of patriarchy – KANAL 104 MACEDONIA
2020 – The A Word – Currently co-working with lee ingleton on a podcast series focussing on art and Queer Feminist LGBTQIA issues in athens Greece.
2020 – THREADS RADIO – GUEST PROGRAMMING – CURATED A TWO HOUR BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTING THE WORK OF ARTHUR RUSSEL – BRUSSELS BELGIUM
2020- hotstuff fm – is a queer feminist art RADIO project co-created and in development with lee ingleton in athens greece
2020- Queerphonie – Currently producing a Queer Feminist weekly experimental sound art show for sound art radio in Devon UK. Programming and highlighting Queer Feminist concepts and producers – Totnes devon UK
2020 – Avelo Space – WITH LEE INGLETON AND A SMALL TEAM OF SUPPORTERS, WE DEVELOPED, PHYSICALLY CONSTRUCTED AND WORKED ON THE CONCEPT OF AVELO SPACE – AN ARTMAKER SPACE AND THINK TANK. WE ARE CURRENTLY WORKING ON AVELO SPACE 2.0.
2019 – Cruel Optimism – Inspired by the work of Lauren Berlant this was a weekly Feminist LGBTQIA experimental radio show co-hosted with lee ingleton, it aimed at queering the sonic boundaries of radio and hope – athens greece
2019 – Gender Panic – Socially engaged t-shirt design production workshop project – Focus on LGBTQIA+ refugee concerns. CO-Curated WITH LEE INGLETON. a film was produced that was shown at the Aphrodite Festival 2019 – athens greece
2019 – aphrodite queer feminist film festival – curatorial team member – workshop leader
2019 – AMOQA – Curatorial member and team member 2017-19 – the Athens Museum of Queer Art – athens greece
2018 – Robert bosche – workshop leader and presentation on projects with lgbtqia+ refugees in greece welcome – athens greece
2018 – edusquats – weekly project taking language classes and teaching resources to refugee squats in athens greece
2018 – Visualising sounds – documenta14 -athens odeion (conservatoire) – performance / workshop – athens greece
2018 – notara – refugee collective and housing squat – attended weekly assemblies in athens greece
2018 – Aphrodite Queer Feminist Film festival – Workshop Leader – Film Producer – athens greece
2018 – Rockumenta ! – Co created public art intervention with LGBTQIA+ refugees welcome in greece group – athens greece
2017 – Confused Temporalities – NTS Radio Live – was a weekly sound art radio show – hackney london uk
2017 – Documenta14 – Chorus performance work – Relational performance focussed around the D14 artworks – athens greece / kassel germany
2017 – FYTA – DJ AFTERNOON WITH NOT I – zita & Johanna Went – Ianna Book – Metatheodosia AND Sound collage FROM FYTA – ATHENS GREECE
2017 —If you live here – FITA – performance with Jennifer Torrence – Kassiani Kapelou – Maria Papadomanolaki – Neele Hülcker – Nicola Woodham – athens greece
2016 – Queer Temporalities radio – Resonance FM – weekly LGBTQIA+ experimental music program – london uk
2016 – sound acts – ket arts space – sound art composition / PERFORMANCE dealing with masculinity RACE GENDER AND LGBTQIA+ issues -performance via skype – athens greece
2015 – EEAPR – a sound art / durational performance with lee ingleton and ain bailey as part of the Electra Festival at the Wysing Arts Centre Cambridgeshire. Performance work addressing the issues of language, documentation, surveillance and migration – cambridgeshire uk – PART OF THE ‘Entanglement: The Multiversal Score’ WEEKEND – Wysing Arts Centre, With Sue Lynch, Adrian Northover, Verity Susman, Artur Vital, France-Lise McGurn, Kimberley O’Neill and Cara Tolmie; Ash Reid and Liene Rozīte; Lisa Busby; Cathy Lane; Ain Bailey, Holly Ingleton and Johnny Pavlatos; Lucy Reynolds. Curated by Electra – cambridgeshire uk
2014 – ANONYMOUS – PUBLIC ART SCULPTURE WITH SONIC COMPONENT. CO-CREATED WITH LEE INGLETON, THE WORK HIGHLIGHTED awareness of erased voices, censorship of both authors and original land owners. Constructed at the CERES Environment Park Melbourne Australia. Funded by RMIT – Melbourne Australia
2013- 888 – A SONIC PUBLIC INTERVENTION – co created with lee ingleton. highlighting colonial, employment and migrant issues
on the celebratory Union day for the efforts to win an 8 hours work, rest and leisure day – Carlton Australia
2008 – PIANOLA – COMMISSIONED SITE SPECIFIC SCULPTURE WITH SOUND COMPONENT – CO CREATED WITH LEE INGELTON – SPARTA PLACE MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA – EXPLORING ISSUES OF THE EVERYDAY / CAPITALISM / SOCIAL INTERACTIVITY IN PUBLIC SPACES – melbourne australia
2007 – double interchange – catherine clover – Site specific collaboration – Melbourne Town Hall – melbourne australia
2006 – Inprint – BOURNMOUTH SONIC ARTS EXPO AND Truman Gallery London – Sound performative installation exploring issues of identity, surveillance and gifting – London UK
Commissions and funding
2019 – aphrodite feminist film festival funding for ‘gender panic t-shirt making workshops
2018 – FEMINIST REVIEW TRUST UK funding awarded for ‘gender panic’ lgbtqia+ project
2018 – aphrodite feminist film festival funding for creation of a documentary film
2014 – ANONYMOUS – PUBLIC ART SCULPTURE WITH SONIC COMPONENT. Funded by RMIT Melbourne Australia
2008 – PIANOLA – COMMISSIONED SITE SPECIFIC SOUND SCULPTURE – SPARTA PLACE – FUNDED BY RMIT MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA
2006 – INPRINT – SONIC ARTS EXPO – SOUND PERFORMATIVE INSTALLATION– BOURNMOUTH UK – FUNDED BY MIDDLESEX UNIVERSITY LONDON
2012-14 – sgfa magazine – contributer – SGFA zine celebrates a growing network of people working within, through and beyond the fields of sound, feminism and gender who have contributed to the SGFA events of 2012 and 2014. Sound::Gender::Feminism::Activism was initially established as a research event focusing on the role of gender in sound-based arts and experimental musics, following on from the Her Noise: Feminisms and the Sonic symposium at London’s Tate Modern in May 2012. The aim was, and still is, to develop and expand upon dialogues and discourses related to feminism and sound as well as to form an international network of researchers, artists and practitioners working in these areas – london uk
2007 – tony gibbs – the fundmentals of sonic art. tony’s book explores the worlds of sonic art and sound design through a specific lens and developmental process, and looks at the present state of these extraordinarily diverse genres through the works and words of sound artists and through an examination of the wide range of practices that currently come under the heading of sonic arts. The technologies that are used and the impact that they have upon the work are also discussed. Johnny’s socially engaged sonic critique of surveillance and sound technologies ‘inprint’ is documented in this text. Additionally, The Fundamentals of Sonic Art & Sound Design considers new and radical approaches to sound recording, performance, installation works and exhibitions and visits the worlds of the sonic artist and the sound designer – london uk
radio programming and production
2013- radio provoque – weekly experimental electronic music show – london uk
2015- nts radio london – weekly morning experimental electronic music radio show – london uk
2016- resonance fm london – weekly sound art radio show – london uk
2017 – soundart radio devon uk – fortnightly sound art radio show – devon totnes uk.
2020 -KANAL 104 – DISKORDIA GROUP – SKOPJE MACEDONIA
DJ and live performances
1992 -promoter + producer – Lucid dream – acid house night – dream nightclub melbourne aust.
1994 – Promoter, producer and dj – “Naked Butt Famous” London uk.
1998 – dj – “The End” Club London uk.
2000 – Promoter, producer and dj – “WANG” Club London – Voted best undergRound Club 2000 uk.
2005 – Dj – Haywire agency – london uk.
2008 – Promoter, producer and dj “Shiftworkers Paradise Club” London uk.
2011 – Dj – “Uridium” Club London uk
2018 – dj after party event – sound acts athens greece
2018 – dj + producer – matinee – sunday afternoon lgbtqia+ club – amoqa athens greece