Viewing articles tagged with 'Sound'

Bodega, 167 Rivington Street, Lower Level East, New York

Hannah Black: Soc or Barb

Hannah Black: Soc or Barb, installation view at Bodega, 2017

Today there are many critical voices calling for America to look carefully at the political landscape of Europe in the interwar years. Hannah Black’s second solo exhibition in America, ‘Soc or Barb,’ uses an abridged citation of the communist philosopher and activist Rosa Luxemburg to remind her audience of a previous political precipice, the failed 1918 German Revolution. Review by Alexandra Symons Sutcliffe.

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Primary, 33 Seely Rd, Nottingham NG7 1NU

Anna K.E.: Leaving the Rock Stage

Leaving the Rock Stage (2016)

Pivotal to the exhibition, through physical dominance and content, are photographs supported by stage trussing. These are structures that would, as the exhibition title suggests, be at home within the context of large stadium gig. Review by Alice Gale-Feeny

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Braziers Park, Ipsden, Wallingford, Oxfordshire OX10 6AN

Supernormal Festival

Medea at Supernormal Festival

Much of what is experienced at a festival is serendipitous, but Supernormal has an especial tendency towards cryptic timings and locations. Review by Oscar Gaynor

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Tyneside Cinema Gallery, 10 Pilgrim St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6QG

Chris Watson: The Town Moor: A Portrait in Sound

Chris Watson at Tyneside Cinema, 2016

Watson’s audio collage transcends the limitations of various other artistic approaches through its expression of the passing of time, and articulation of the multiple identities of public spaces. The ensemble of recordings depict the town moor as a natural place, a meeting place, a place for partying, and a place for relaxing, a place for both people and nature, within the city. Review by Zara Worth

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Wysing Arts Centre Fox Road, Bourn, Cambridge, CB23 2TX

Wysing Polyphonic

Jennifer Walshe and Tomomi Adachi at Wysing Polyphonic

Time and again, artists made clear the nature of music and sound as material process. Breath pushed through a hollow vulture bone. A horse hair bow run across metal strings. Hands slapped against wet clay. Review by Luke Naessens

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The Tetley, Hunslet Road, Leeds LS10 1JQ

No Quiet Place

Akeelah Bertram, Vase, 2012, looped digital video and audio, glass vases, water. Photograph Julian Lister

Sixteen small speakers are attached to the high wall and connected by wires to a computer, as if the building itself is hooked up to some kind of cardiac monitor. These noises, as it turns out, are not the internal organs of The Tetley but a series of audio clips of empty gun shell casings falling to the floor. Review by Sacha Waldron

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Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen (M HKA), Leuvenstraat 32, 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium

Energy Flash: The Rave Movement

Energy Flash: The Rave Movement, Installation View

'Energy Flash' will be the first museum exhibition for considering rave, as well as the social, political, economic and technological conditions that led to the advent of rave as an alternative movement across Europe.

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SWG3 Gallery,100 Eastvale Place, Glasgow G3 8QG

Sarah Rose: Difficult Mothers

Sarah Rose: Difficult Mothers, installation view at SWG3, 2016

The construction of this awkward environment is by no means accidental, Rose is intentionally creating a heightened sense of self-awareness so as to encourage thoughts around how we relate to ecosystems, to ourselves and to other people. Review by Rosie Aspinall Priest

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& A FOREST 8-11, 233 Spadina, Toronto / (PETRIFIES) 820 Plaza, 6820 rue Marconi, Montreal

Félicia Atkinson: & A FOREST (PETRIFIES)

& A FOREST at 8-11 (Toronto). Installation view (Detail).

& A FOREST (PETRIFIES) is a fiction, a poem, an exhibition by Félicia Atkinson, initiated by Corinn Gerber of Passenger Books and presented by 8-11 and 820Plaza.

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narrative projects, 110 New Cavendish Street London, Fitzrovia W1W 6XR

Carlos Noronha Feio: discursive foundations of sunsight

Installation view, discursive foundations of sunsight

The kimono is one of a few singular, arresting, indigestible chunks of history that Portuguese artist Carlos Noronha Feio has included in his display. Others include a vase decorated with wartime propaganda and a rusted cannonball. James Gormley reviews an exhibition that grapples with ideas of nationhood, history and displacement.

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Various venues,Sheffield, UK

Art Sheffield 2016: Up, Down, Top, Bottom, Strange and Charm

Hannah Sawtell, @dividend_plus, 2016.

Bergen Kunsthall Director Martin Clark’s return to Sheffield (he studied at Sheffield Hallam in the 1990’s) to curate the 2016 edition of Art Sheffield - ‘Up, Down, Top, Bottom, Strange and Charm’ - is underpinned by an intimate knowledge of the city’s industrial noise and post-industrial landscapes. Review by Cathy Wade

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FACT, 88 Wood Street, Liverpool L1 4DQ

Ryoichi Kurokawa: unfold

'Unfold' by Ryoichi Kurokawa, installation view at FACT, 2016

Kurokawa’s domain lies in a ‘synaesthetic’ approach, resulting in a multisensorial experience, where sounds, pictures and tactile simulations blend and disable us from differentiating one from another. Review by Dominika Mackiewicz

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Wysing Arts Centre, Fox Road, Bourn, Cambridge, CB23 2TX

The Practice of Theories

Andy Holden, The Dan Cox Library for the Unfinished Concept of Thingly Time, 2011

'Poly’ a new programme of exhibitions, residencies and events launched at Wysing Arts Centre last month with ‘The Practice of Theories’, a group exhibition which brings together a collection of works that attempt to communicate complex, and at times intangible, theories and ideas as concrete actions and forms. Review by Beth Bramich

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Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, C.P. 3000, Succursale H Montréal H3G 2T9

Céleste Boursier-Mougenot: from here to ear v.19

Céleste Boursier-Mougenot, View of the installation from here to ear – FreePort [No. 007]: Céleste Boursier-Mougenot at the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts, 2014

Featuring seventy zebra finches on loan from a breeding farm in small town Quebec, Boursier-Mougenot's exhibition turns the gallery into an aviary, and the aviary into a concert hall. Review by Elizabeth Grant

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