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Thursday, 14 May 2015

Soundcamp - May 2015



Two days of urban camping at Stave Hill Ecological Park in London listening to a perpetual dawn chorus streaming live from around the world for 24hours, plus a bat walk with a bat specialist, a 4.30am dawn chorus walks with Peter Cusack and a raspberry pi workshop with Grant Smith.
http://soundtent.org/

Japanese frogs - underwater bees
Bird song
Flocks of Birds chattering in tree
Blackbirds
Thrush
Great tit
Blur tit
Panda Cam
Robin
Reed warblers
bat clicks, kisses
Static
fzzzzz
Rain on water
Sirens
Music
Distant traffic
Rain on plastic hoods
Waterproof clothing
Crunch of snails
The first bus
Pidgeons
Crows
Magpies
45mins of dawn
Rain on tent
Urban London - blackbirds song reverberating around houses off brick walls
Natives and visitors
Planes
Trill, churr, liquid, melodic
blackbirds song improves through the season (but you have to listen to just the one to tell)

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Sound art for the V&A Friday Late this March


I'm pleased to be exhibiting a travelling sound installation for the next Late event at the V&A. The event's theme is based upon the Alexander McQueen exhibition, Spectacle of the Species, and I'm collaborating with a fashion designer Quoi Alexander.

The sound work will consist of a cricket soundscape, worn by the models and carries through the galleries. 

Inspired by iPod culture for mobile music, this work explores an earlier form of sonic body adornment - a fashion trend from 1000years ago of concealing crickets in clothing for their song.


March’s Friday Late celebrates the V&A’s Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibition. 
18.30 - 22.00 |  #FridayLate
From cocoons in gestation to birds in flight, the natural world was fashion designer Alexander McQueen’s most prominent source of inspiration. Join us for an evening of skeletal armoury, skins, scales and crystals as we explore the natural elements that were intrinsic to McQueen’s vision.



Sound Art for the Royal Academy Late event, March 26th

I've been commissioned by the Royal Academy to create a sound work for the late event 'Rubens: Decrypted' on 26th March.



I have created two 'Whispering Walls' that will share ideas about the the life and actions of the man behind the paintings using speakers hidden behind the images. One wall addresses his his careers as a diplomat, the other, his travels across the world.

Each wall visually references ideas of Phychogeography using imagery of Rubens paintings to prompt a new understanding. While sonically the walls explore field recordings of place and space aswell as concrete poetry style dialogue.

https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/event/rubens-decrypted-late


Rubens: Decrypted
AttRAct Late | for 16–25 year olds | 26th March | 7 - 9.30

Decipher the links between Rubens and the many artists he inspired at this Late event, featuring interactive creative workshops, 17th-century selfies, music by The Coveryard, a Whispering Wall, feasts and much more.

Join us on a mission through the ‘Rubens and His Legacy’ exhibition to unlock the secrets of this celebrated painter, diplomat and spy.

This Late event is curated by attRAct, the RA’s Programme for Young People, and is suitable for 16-25 year olds only.

Exhibition of Embossed Prints: Capsule, this April


In this group exhibition organised by Made in Arts London I will be showing my series of embossed 'Musical Braille' prints.

Capsule, Embassy Tea Gallery 
8th - 12th April  | PV 8th, 6-9pm

"Made in Arts London presents ‘Capsule’ our third annual independent exhibition showcasing art and design from UAL students and recent graduates. A curated collection of site specific creations, limited editions, fine art, design, video & performance pieces will be exhibited, including Made in Art London’s latest Spring/Summer 2015 Collection chosen by Kathleen Soriano, Dominic Wilcox and Natalie Brett.

‘Capsule’ is an exhibition celebrating the journey of our artists as they work towards their careers as creative practitioners, and the journey of Made in Arts London in supporting them to do so.  All the work on display will be available for sale, offering a unique platform to collect affordable art and design pieces from some of the emerging stars of London’s art scene, and the next generation of artists."

Exhibiting Artists:

Adriana Krawcewicz, Alex Wood, Alexander Devereux, Anastasija Pudane, Anita Chowdry, Annalaura Masciave, Aphra O’Connor, Arnaud Meneroud, Bart Hajduk, Cally Lathey, Charlotte Whitehead, Chloe Hope King, Christopher John Simpson, Conall McAteer, Deniz Paran, Dimitri Yin, Dominika Świerad, Egor Kraft, Elizabeth Mackintosh, Emily Carter, Fiona Masterton, Fredrik Andersson, Fru Kenworthy-Browne, Helen Wilson, Imogen Parry, Inga Loyeva, Isabella Pagnotta, Isabelle Mattern, James Rogers, Jazz Szu-Ying Chen, Jessica Proctor, Jessica Windhorst, Joseph Jackson, Katy Binks, Klaus is Koming, Lara Drnovsek, Laura Aldous, Leonid Dementiev, Libby Heaney, Lisa Hall, Liz Nehdi, Maggie Jingyun Shu, Meiko Kikuta, Mette Sterre, Miranda Sofroniou, Monica Alcazar-Duarte, Moonjung Song, Naomi Takeda, Olga Krasanova, Olly Fathers, Pamm Hong, Patcharakan (Mai) Vongprasert, Robbie Porter, Ronnie Chen, Rowan Ottesen, Saachi Mehta, Sabrina Shah Hakim, Saffie Pluck, Sarah Fortais, Sarah ‘Kenikie’ Palmer, Simon Peters, Sylvia Moritz, Tess Williams, Victoria Batt, Ximena Escobar and Yana Zino.

Monday, 2 March 2015

Friday, 20 February 2015

Performing fluxus scores at White Cube Gallery

Thursday 12th and 19th February 2015

Invited by CRiSAP, I and other graduates from the Sound Arts MA at London College of Communication, plus current PhD students, performed various fluxus event scores at the White Cube gallery as a part of the Christian Marclay exhibition.

A little bit about the exhibition first:

The exhibition uses sound and image to show and encourage us to make music from anything. 

Marclay presents us with a video installation where he walks the streets of east London tapping, kicking and rolling bottles, glasses and cans. The video montage presents a loose composition that sonifies the alcoholic left overs of the east London night life.

An immersive animation projects onomatopoeias dancing around a room, these cartoon cut outs of POP! Bang, Shhhhhh, pooooow form a dynamic 3D score around you. As you read along in your head you can hear the performance. For example, the bobbing of water along a tideline created by 'blobs', the popping of bubbles up the screens shown by circular 'PoP's and the sheets of grey rain running in diagonal strips of 'SSSSHhhhhhhhhhh' relentlessly pouring down.

The glasses mentioned in the video installation were collected by Marclay and now adorn a performance space in the gallery. This room hosts daily performances by sounds and arts practitioners who explore these themes. The performances are recorded and cut into a vinyl in the gallery by the Vinyl Factory Press, the cover is even screen printed in the gallery too. 

The invitation to perform fluxus events scores is centred around these glasses and the water theme that runs through the show.

 I chose to work with George Brechts Drip Music and Bob Lens's #252.



  


I performed this multiple times, experimenting with glass sizes, with multiple performers, with multiple glasses per performances and of course introducing the classic metal bucket and stool to stand on.







This performance lasted just under an hour and consisted of me mainly just moving drips back and forth ... in a totally absorbed state. I would have happily performed it for longer if I hadn't ran out of water.  

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Every Tuesday - Friday, 12-4 you can catch intermittent fluxus performances in this room by either CRiSAP or RCA students. The scores will all be water based, but the interpretations will vary. 

Friday, 9 January 2015

Exhibition / Event: Homespun, 31st Jan, London.

An exhibition by Ceci Lombardi and Lisa Hall created for Duvet Days.

'Homespun' brings together work by Ceci Lombardi and Lisa Hall - both exploring what it is to make your own fun from within a domestic setting.



Ceci has taken the traditional Portuguese 'Trapilhos' and with guidance and assistance from her mother and sister, she has woven her fragmented memories, thoughts and feelings creating a series of colourful abstract hanging works.

"Trapilhos" are long spagetti-like rags traditionally used in Portugal to create crochet kitchen rugs and other crafts. Ceci grew up with these in her home as her own mother also makes them. From these memories and the urge to explore them, she has knitted, painted, played, improvised and very simply had fun with them.

Lisa is inspired by childhood memories of creating unusual garden inventions with her family and has become captivated by a website that embodies this playful attitude - blowing bubbles on demand into a garden in Florida. For Duvet Days Lisa is inviting you to join in blowing bubbles, responding to the activity on the website.

The bubble cam was set up 10 years ago by a couple called Andie and Mike. People from all over the world visit the site to 'blow bubbles'. By using this online trigger, Lisa hopes to offer you an excuse to enjoy these type of games, to be interrupted by the fun of pointless play.


Please RSVP on facebook so that we can get enough bubbles and cocktails. 

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About Duvet Days

Duvet Days is a gallery in a Tiki Bar in artist's Roxy Topia and Paddy Gould's garden, it shows invited artists and serves cocktails.

" Each show opens one night but if you can't make it get in touch and arrange a time to come and see the work.

Days in your duvet are about a kind of self-sufficiency too, low maintenance, make your own fun, get loose.

That's an artistic point of view as well as something gently political. x "


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