A Hayward Gallery off-site exhibition presented
in collaboration with The Vinyl Factory at The Store, 180 The Strand.
I have heard this is excellent- a must see!
The Infinite Mix: Contemporary Sound and Image brings together audiovisual artworks that are soulful and audacious in their exploration of a wide range of subjects. In all of the works in this exhibition the interplay between moving image and sound is crucial. Most of the artists have composed, commissioned or remixed soundtracks that relate to the visual element of their work in unexpected ways, and ensure that what you hear is just as important as what you see.
Friday September 9th – Sunday December 4th….Free entry
Working mainly in sculpture and video, Chinese artist Guan Xiao (b.1983) explores how ways of seeing are now influenced by digital image circulation as an increasingly dominant source of knowledge and information exchange. In various works and installations she endeavours to expand the aesthetic and cognitive possibilities for how identity and meaning are assigned and understood.
‘THIS IS A VOICE’- looks inside vocal tracts, restless minds and speech devices to capture the elusive nature of the human voice.
This exhibition explores how the unique grain of our voice locates us socially, geographically and psychologically and how the voice is utterly flexible and can be altered with treatment and training.
Designed as an acoustic journey, the spotlight is cast on the meaning and emotions conveyed through the patterns of rhythm, stress and intonation. Non-verbal forms of communication are emphasised, revealing the power of the voice before and beyond words.
Women’s role in sound has largely been excluded from academic texts. The author Douglas Kahn in his seminal work, Noise Water Meat, noted that there had been no ‘fruitful studies of females’ in sound and/or music studies, though there exist numerous contributors to various sound disciplines. However, there are now some seminal texts that have been written by women on sound, which have contributed to various fields of study from ecology to music technology, urban and noise theory, listening practices and history. These authors include Pauline Oliveros, Andra McCartney, Mags Adams, Karin Bijsterveld, Hildegard Westerkamp, and Emily Thompson, to name a few. There are also publications which have sought to give voice to those working as creative sound practitioners such as the books Her Noise, and Pink Noises: Women on Electronic Music and Sound. This symposium launches a new network that seeks to redress a growing knowledge gap concerning the impact women have in the field of sound studies, particularly within sound and music technology.
Friday April 5th Doors Open 7.30pm – show starts 8.00pm sharp – £4.00
The Dark Horse Moving Picture Show is a Film and Live Performance event by Jennet Thomas and Paul Tarragó featuring special guest Leo Chadburn (a.k.a. Simon Bookish). It will premiere brand new Film/Performance/Music works by all three artists, as well as explore work from their extensive back catalogues of films and songs. This rich and strange cocktail of aesthetic pleasures, urgent ideas and cerebral experimentations will explore new hybrid territories that include a Mystery Event, plus Quiz with Prizes
Sunday 16th Jan at 1.30 pm on BBC RADIO 4 – between ‘the World this Weekend’ and ‘Gardener’s question time’ there will be a 30 minute documentary on
The famous collective that pioneered a whole new way of experiencing experimental/ underground film culture! of which your very own Jennet Thomas was a founder member, and Paul Tarrago was a member 13 years…
Here’s the link to the info on the documentary http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00xj2pw And exploding cinema is of course www.explodingcinema.org
No idea how representative it will be of the phenomenon that was and is Exploding, but they interviewed me, Paul and Duncan on our sofa in Nunhead quite extensively…
It feels curious and strangely lovely to be rubbing shoulders with ‘Gardener’s question time’ in this manner.
Ex Wimbledon TBM student Jade Coles will be performing at the ICA as part of Eileen Simpson and Ben White’s new short video work The Brilliant and the Dark, a restaging of a 1969 cantata for women’s voices of the same name. Following a discussion with the artists and choir leader Deborah Coughlin (chaired by curator Anna Colin), the radically remixed cantata will be performed live by the extraordinary 22-piece women’s choir Gaggle.