Generative Environments // LCC MA Sound Art
CGP London // Dilston Grove
Generative Environments is a phrase used by Brian Massumi and Erin Manning in their book ‘Thought in the Act’ (2014) which treats artistic practice as a form of thinking. The works in this exhibition interrogate such themes as embodiment, materiality and meaning: traversing thresholds of listening, between the human and non-human, the self and other, in pieces that span installation, composition and performance. This exhibition and events programme brings together the work of the six graduating students from the MA Sound Arts at London College of Communication, UAL and is part of the London College of Communication Postgraduate Shows 2017. The exhibition presents an opportunity to experience the rich diversity of practices emerging from this course, now in its tenth year.
Julian Brown’s mixed media installation sets up a series of encounters that explore the relationship between listener and environment through various modalities of listening. Chase Coley’s instrument-making practice is a point of departure that interrogates the choreography of movements, actions and intentions, to produce new performance both with and beyond these instruments and their sculptural display. Roberta Derenzio’s composition pictures her mind as eight rooms each with their own persona. The visitor can enter these conceptual spaces in the form of a surround sound installation and live performance. Chuky Omo’s immersive installation interrogates the notion of ‘nowness’, meaning-making and the creation of internal experience, and draws out similarities and differences in our understanding of the same physical space. Steve Walker’s multi-channel composition is a sonic portrait of Southwark Park that surrounds the exhibition space. It is the culmination of the artist’s extensive research into its social history, contemporary soundscapes and chance encounters with local people, exploring both conventional and non-conventional narratives of the park and its community. Zitong Ye’s work explores the distances and proximities between London and her Chinese home, mixing Cantonese, Mandarin and English in textual work and installation.
Curator: Irene Revell
Course Leader: Thomas Gardner