Plan for Space - Heygate Estate
Book, Sound and Image
George House Gallery, Kent & New Gallery, London
An architectural investigation of the housing estate Heygate Estate in Elephant and Castle - using sonic interventions to propose change.
The work presents it self as a faux architectural plan, in a small hand printed booklet with an accompanying soundtrack and photographs of the sonic experiments.
The site was chosen due to its paused status: caught in the limbo of planning and pending demolition, working towards future aspirations and away from a 'failed' past.
Two sonic interventions were tested, one using recorded bird call to lure in new inhabitants, the other using destruction sounds of earthquakes and machinery to prepare the building for its eventual fate.
Results of the experiments are documented in the booklet and conclusions of sorts are drawn.
The work champions the act of the individual and those who attempt to cause change or exert control over their own surroundings. Plan for Space offers ideas of a future within our control and of hand made solutions.
SPace and SignifiCanCe
George House Gallery, Folkestone, 2010
Space and significance was a folkestone fringe exhibition that was curated to develop concepts of multi-discipline, site-specific practice by inviting artists to collaborate on audio visual work.
the artist groups were asked to choose a space that they consider significant. the spaces could be important to them personally, or historically, be small scale, or on a much larger scale. They were invited to work with artists from other disclipines to produce a piece of work that reflected the essence of the sites they have chosen for a gallery audience, who may or may not be familiar with the space.
Lisa Hall - The heygate estate in london is due for demolition, the residents have been decanted over the last decade lisa halll was interested in whether a building has an awareness of its impending doom, in the way birds and animals sense natural disasters, such as earthquakes and tsunamis, are about to strike? The piece documented here is an audio intervention where recordings of the indonesian tsunami were played to the building.
New Gallery, London College of Communication, 2010
Trunk Calls, a MA Sounds Arts interim show, presents a sonic mapping of Elephant and Castle through a series of aural investigations. Each work explores its own avenues of sound art practice and research, collectively creating a fragmented and expressive sonic cartography. The works explore the area’s forgotten histories as well as its contemporary everyday places, these sites becoming the starting points for investigations into the possibilities of sound-in and sound-about space.
Trunk Calls also explores a variety of themes in sound art practice, incorporating experiments, performances and audio-visual works. These works and works-in-progress explore questions of subjectivity, authorship, technicality and the origins and understandings of sound, representing starting points in a rigorous process of practice-based research.
Trunk Calls connects audiences to these ongoing conversations within the Sound Art MA cohort, and is an opportunity to listen in…