Hugely honored to have this amazing line up of guest speakers presenting at our event - sharing their experiences of curating / directing urban sound art festivals and projects around the world:
Join us, online 6 October, 3-6pm BST, Online: www.crisap.org/research/projects/sound-art-and-urban-spaces/
The exhibition has been extended!! On now until Jan 31st 2022.
Head down to Finsbury park to experience the Peoples Park Plinth exhibition at Furtherfield Gallery. Three site responsive mobile artworks are live now till Jan 31st 2022. Just take your mobile phone and a set of headphones and head to the gallery in the centre of the park and to check out our work, 'We are just animals, humans and machines getting on together in specific lifeworlds', by Hannah Kemp-Welch and I.
Peoples Park Plinth: www.furtherfield.org/peoples-park-plinth-2021/
Image © Hydar Dewachi
What an incredible week learning about, un-learning about, making radios and expanded radios in all kinds of ways. There were found materials, unexpected sounds, antenna games up in the air, all conducted out in a lovely village in southern Portugal (and online) with the Shortwave Collective (in hybrid mode).
Big thanks to Buinho Creative hub for having us.
What began as a "foxhole radio residency" became an "open wave-receiver" residency as we made our own variations on what a simple radio receiver could be, and re-positioned the device we were working with as listening devices / microphones of sorts listening in to the wider radio field and electromagnetic sphere all around us. We've written up our experiences in a How-to article being published in Make Magazine early next year, and an audio version will be premiered on Radiophrenia. More soon.
We also left an Open wave-receiver built into the Buinho Creative Hub roof, ready for listeners.
Here are a few pics from our making week. Sound coming soon.
Why are we testing radios by night? To listen at the 'grey line' transmission, when radio is much stronger at dawn and dusk. And wow was it!
And the below is Messejana life. Pomegranates, chickens, 360 sunsets, roads that lead to the sky, amazing doorways and washing lines that do more than dry clothes. Looking forward to going back next year :)
We ended the residency on a high, with a morning workshop making experimental radios, all of which worked and picked up the transmissions available at that time. Pics coming in the Make Magazine article showcasing each hand made radio.
Huge thanks to Francesca Oldfield for shooting this video of our mobile app work 'We are just animals, humans and machines getting on together in specific lifeworlds' by Hannah Kemp-Welch and I.
If you cannot make it down to Finsbury park to visit the work in situ, this is the video for you :)
What an incredible summer it has been..... learning more and more about air pollution, co-writing a futuristic sonic narrative, developing sonifications in pure data, developing new air pollution visualisations, launching a new work that brings this all together and cycling around Middlesbrough with Kaffe :)
We took a bit of time to reflect on the journey in these blog posts on the BRI website, sharing sonification approaches and mobile air pollution findings and frustrations:
Read more about the work 'No scent or colour' about the Enviro Bikes and how they work and to get a copy of the air pollution data we've been gathering.
NEW WOrk live now: We are just animals, humans, and machines getting on together in specific lifeworlds
Very excited to announce our new artwork, a collaboration between Hannah Kemp-Welch and I, commissioned by RCA's curatorial collective Breath Mark and Furtherfield Gallery. Live in May & August 2021.
Full details here
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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