Exhibition | MA Sound Arts 2018
Private view | Wednesday 5 December, 6pm–9pm
Exhibition open | 6 – 8 December 2018, 11am – 9pm
Research symposium | Friday 7 December, 5pm–7.30pm
with Katja Hilevaara, Sophie Mallett and Emily Orley
Sounding Centres is the graduate exhibition for the MA Sound Arts at London College of Communication (UAL), part of the wider LCC Postgraduate Show 2018. Bringing together the work of the thirteen students graduating from the MA Sound Arts in 2018, the an exhibition is dispersed throughout LCC’s buildings.
‘Sounding centre’ is a term used by artist Simone Forti in her Handbook in Motion (1974) to describe the room from which sounds emanate and fill the home. This year marks a ‘home-coming’ for the MA final exhibition – which has, for the past five years, been hosted off-site – allowing these new works to find a place in the building which influenced and enabled their creation. The pieces on display span performance, installation, composition and video, engaging with themes such as human and non-human environmental concerns, language, oral history and Greek myth amongst other topics. The exhibition presents an opportunity to encounter the rich diversity of practices emerging from this course, now in its eleventh year.
Curator: Irene Revell
Course Leader: Thomas Gardner
Daniel Beck – this performance installation sets up a studio workshop situation for the carving of hand-made wooden figures that, in their making, explore the relationship between sound, thermal environments and a coactive work process.
Luke Faulkner – this video undertakes ‘post-internet’ interrogation that plays with thirty-three variations of the 2009 pop song ‘Riverside’.
Simon Goodwin – Stairway takes Led Zeppelin’s 16-bar ‘guitar riff’ from Stairway to Heaven and invites a series of volunteers to play it in on electric guitar in marathon format, spatialising the resulting performance over a staircase where each consecutive floor corresponds to one of the instrument’s strings.
Claire Kearns – an installation exploring the symbiotic relationship between the artist’s lifelong home of Bradford and its soundscape, drawing together oral narratives that emerge from the work’s starting point, a felted sculpture that acts as a porous device for gathering stories, equally a metaphor for the region’s industrial history.
Giulio Dal Lago – undertakes an intervention into the building itself invites the audience to experience the threshold between his performance/tour and the building’s own sonic and other performances.
Eva Leung – has created a work that departs from the Greek myth of Sisyphus in a kinetic sound installation with stones and water employing deep listening.
Stefano Luongo – REM Sonic Experience explores the eponymous sleeping phase and the sounds that we produce in our subconscious through a mixed-media, multi-channel installation.
Margarita Novikova – 8-channel audiovisual composition draws on an archive of stories contributed by eight migrants to the UK, meditating on specific objects, a method developed by Dutch psychologist Jacques van Hoof.
Lia Su – this interactive installation re-presents an ancient Chinese stringed instrument, Guqin, in a critical, contemporary situation.
Jinjing Tan – The Shape of Language is a multi-channel audio-visual installation where the visitor uses their voice to generate a digital score that in turn triggers the artist’s voice and animation; traces of previous scores persist, suggesting the accumulation of language over time.
Jamie Turner – presents a project which has culminated in a book of haiku text scores, performed over the previous months by a group of improvisers drawn together by the artist and here explored in exhibition format through the scores, their recordings and discussions that took place during the process, live performance and workshop.
Joy Wang – a video projection that employs audio-visual methods of story-telling in the encounter of ecological emergencies.
Teeranont Wiwatjesadawut (pictured) – presents a work that employs bone-conduction headphones to explore psychosis and the subconscious mind.
Please see the CRiSAP website for more information about the Research Symposium
Image: Teeranont Wiwatjesadawut, MA Sound Arts 2018