So we have come to the end of the exhibition and symposium…well we did two weeks ago! Having exited through the back door so to speak, the gallery has returned to its former self which although this may be a boring piece of information that you know galleries organise but never value to share, it is one which is important to the symposium. Having Max Eastley over was always a way of rounding off a good conversation, he did not dissapoint . It is in these 6 black round things above that taking, listening, claiming authority to these moments in time exists in.
Those who were there will remember that max’s contributions to Saturdays performance was bringing back inside these sofa castors he found arranged. He had in that moment claimed authority over time and site and represented sculpturally and sonically inside the gallery. By bringing them inside in a found carrier bag, reordering and presenting them, he has highlighted how we temporarily occupy space and time, using sound and listening is one related way in which we engage with site.
It is perhaps a perfect ending to return these to the site, this we did. Maybe the sofa will reclaim its feet.
That tall shadow be Coryn Smethurst and he be our chair on the Sunday as part of the Artist presentations and conclusions on site sonics.
Coryn Smethurst is a composer, improviser, sound recordist,
photographer, film maker and philosopher. He is also the administrator
for the sonic arts forum which acts to promote events using technology
and holds regular meetings which give sound artists and composers the
opportunity to introduce and gain feedback on their work in a friendly
We opened last night to the barren crowds of Manchester in the autumnal setting of blankspace, it was one of the occasions where the temperature was warmer outside than in!
Booze shared, it was a nice evening that has started the series of events over the next 10 days. Our live schedule is as follows, so please come down and say hello and see us do some truly odd attempts at foley sound to the life situation and improvisations;
Saturday 20th 12:30-3:30 pm
Tuesday 23rd 12:30-3:30 pm
For now Here are some pictures of the show!
Ive known Kerry for years and years. She is one of those gems whose work come out of the woodwork on a great platform, giving a mixture of debate and challenging poignancy. Though she may appear a late edition, we think it looks good to add and add with this symposium idea! A bit from Kerry:
Kerry Morrison is an environment artist; she is also an ecologist. Kerry has an absolute fascination with brownfield aesthetics and ecosystems and, integrating art with ecology, performs actions of curious investigation – performative happenings – in these landscapes. Her approach is durational, collaborative, and process led: walking, talking, listening, observation, ethnography, and data collection. Working with nature and over time, her methodology enables her to render thick descriptions of ‘place’, which she logs in blogs, for example http://www.brownfieldgarden.blogspot.co.uk/ & http://www.liverpoolwastelands.blogspot.co.uk/
All of her work is ongoing: one thing leading to the next, all things connected and interconnected. Kerry’s most recent commission: Tate Gallery, Liverpool.our liverpool landscape (2012)