Just spotted that our Environmental Bike Lab at Lisboa Soa festival got featured in Neural Magazine! Have a read below about our air pollution sensing exploits around Lisbon.
Huge thanks to Iris Garrelfs for this brilliant review of Acts of Air exhibition in Sound Studies.
'Overall, Acts of Air invites an engagement with different urban conditions across several countries, through the lens of sound. Some of the scenarios encapsulated in the scores can be experienced directly, others are surveyed from afar, accessed through our imagination. Collectively, they allow us to consider similarities and differences across urban locations affected by varying material and cultural circumstances. The exhibition is successful in allowing for different kinds and degrees of participation by adopting a range of responsive strategies such as “re-voicing, re-hearing and re-sounding”, intended to reconfigure the urban sonic.'
I really enjoyed Iris' reflection that the impact of these artworks was one of 'imaginably inhabiting [urban life] a little more boldly' and that this is a 'step towards reshaping our urban environment', one that we are in charge of.
The full article is available here: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/20551940.2021.1879500?needAccess=true
And link to the exhibition: http://acts-of-air.crisap.org/
Big thanks to the Cities & Health team for putting together this detailed write up of Acts of Air exhibition and for interviewing Cathy Lane and I.
It's available here.
And here are some snippets below ....
Very pleased to be invited to be part of this Sustainable Sound series by CESSA (Concordia University) with Jordan Lacey and Pamela Z. I'm looking forward to connecting CESSA students in Montreal to the Acts of Air exhibition on the 26th.
It's been super interesting over the last couple of months doing workshops like this one - being able to be able to connect with people while they enact the artworks, watching their videos and talking about how their location and performative choices come into play. Looking forward to this one on the 26th! Sign up if you'd like to join in (there's a little space for non CESSA students I believe)
Sonic Rupture w/ Jordan Lacey (Apr 12) https://www.facebook.com/events/291318962607217
Acts of Air w/ me (Apr 26): https://www.facebook.com/events/1837378519754732/
Pamela Z (May 3) https://www.facebook.com/events/869490890294453/
And here's a link to the online exhibition Acts of Air, that we'll be visiting! http://acts-of-air.crisap.org/
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