The result of investigations into audio-tactile sensations, this exhibition brings together sound works that physically affect the body. Immersive by design, site-specific installations and performances afford visitors the opportunity to temporarily break from the image-saturated world.
Featured artists & artworks
CRTYRDGLLRYii builds on Bailey’s recent AGORA project, an investigation into the acoustics of architectural spaces where publics are formed. Compositions, derived from field recordings, processed, and returned to her sites of inquiry, are played back as performances. The Courtyard Gallery space offers a different physical proposition from former sites of inquiry, as it does not have a strictly defined purpose. CRTYRDGLLRYii asks ‘What is the relationship between the gallery, sound and the human population who inhabit it, even for a moment?’
Two Opposing Spectra, 2016, Mark Fell and Modulator, 2012, Florian Hecker
Mark Fell and Florian Hecker present a new configuration of two sound works simultaneously occupying one space. This first-time collaboration manifests as a conversation in sculptural sounds and chromatic lights to create an environment which surrounds the visitor in a sonic scene.
Fell’s Two Opposing Spectra is a new work comprising two studio monitors that directly face one another. Each monitor emits a different synthetic oscillation that does not vary over time. The change therefore happens when the visitor moves between the speakers and experiences the interplay between the sounds, the space, and themselves.
Hecker’s sound piece Modulator is structured according to a sequence of auditory objects, streams and events that exist in stark opposition to each other. Installed using a single, suspended loudspeaker system, the work features a complexity of non-standard sound synthesis processes, means of decomposition, and further resynthesis.
Sound Field programme
Meet at the Entrance
Meet at the Entrance
Sound seminar with Jon Wozencroft
Senior Common Room, Darwin Building
Performance by Theo Burt
Lecture Theatre 2