* Open to UAL students and staff *
Imogen Stidworthy (London, 1963) works with the voice as a sculptural material to explore the borders of language. Her work focuses on the different forms of relation that emerge between people who exist in different paradigms of language; through dialogue or ‘being with’ people who inhabit language in profoundly different ways, she develops new forms for tracing these relations spatially, visually, sonically and textually. Recent work engaged in the work of French educationalist Fernand Deligny and his experimental network for living with autistic children (Cévennes (FR), 1967 – 1986); working with the contemporary traces of the network and the sonic space of autistic adults who have no practice of language at all, she developed the ambisonic installation, Balayer – A Map of Sweeping (Sao Paolo Bienal 2014). The questioning of language in her work extends to the language of the art work itself and the technological apparatus of sound and image production.
She curated the exhibitions In the First Circle (with Paul Domela) at Fundaçio Antoni Tapies, Barcelona (2011-12) and Die Lucky Bush at MuKHA, Antwerp (2008), and her work has been shown extensively in exhibitions including Documenta 12 (2007) and most recently, the Hayward Touring exhibition ‘Listening’, and the current British Art Show 8.
The Sweeping of Janmari
At LCC Imogen will be playing elements from some of her works and tracing a path through different ways of understanding and experiencing sound, sweeping and making sense.
Open to UAL students and staff, no booking required.
Lecture Theatre B, London College of Communication.
For more information about Imogen Stidworthy: www.britishartshow8.com/artists/imogen-stidworthy-1498
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CRiSAP & LCC Sound Arts Visiting Practitioners series 2015-16: weekly talks for current BA, MA and PhD students and staff across UAL.