Auto Italia, London, 22 June 2024, 17:30 — 18:00
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Recital, 2023, Gregor Kulla. Kanuti Gildi SAAL, Tallinn, Estonia. Photographer: Alana Proosa

Join us for Recital, a performance by Estonian performance artist and oboist Gregor Kulla. Kulla’s works address the disparity between contemporary queer forms of performance and those dominant in classical performance and music, both broadly and in Estonia.

Kulla’s Recital will juxtapose their electronic music compositions with archive classical experimental music, which will be accompanied by their live oboe performance. Recital reflects on tantric practices and feminine power as depicted in different mythologies, narrated around the notion of rebirth and its connection to time, change and death.

This event is part of our events programme Queer Histories from the Baltic Region, organised in partnership with Edinburgh Art Festival, UK; Editorial, Lithuania; Kim?, Latvia; and Centre for Contemporary Art, Estonia. The programme is generously supported by the Baltic Culture Fund, the Lithuanian Culture Institute and Culture Attaché in the UK, and The Estonian Embassy in London.

Auto Italia’s commissions are made possible by our Exhibition Circle and Member supporters.

This event is free to attend, but registration is necessary. Please follow the link above to book your ticket.

Gregor Kulla is a composer, performance artist, writer, critic and model born in Põlva, Estonia. Their work deals with gender studies, feminism, minority and queer cultures, drag culture and Eastern philosophies. They majored in composition at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theater, and in oboe and composition at the Heino Eller Music School. They studied sustainable art creation at the EU School of Participation 2021 in Novi Sad, Serbia, and have trained with several prestigious composers, including Chaya Czernowin (US/Israel), Federico Favali (Italy), Slavomir Horinka (Czech Republic), amongst others. Kulla received the honorary title of Tartu Noor Kultuurikandja in 2020 and, in 2021, became a laureate of the cultural newspaper Sirp. They are a recipient of the annual prize of the literary magazine Värske Rõhk, the Esimese Sammu literary award and an Erkki-Sven Tüür Foundation scholarship.