Thursday, 29 January 2009
(from The Wire)
The British sculptor and founder of the Audio Arts Magazine cassette series of interviews with artists is having an exhibition of his sound work in London. Titled Possibility & Impossibility Of Fixing Meaning and consisting of several 'sound frames' with multiple speakers mounted upon them, Furlong has taken various recordings he made of other artists voices and re-edited them into a new composition.
London Laure Gillard gallery
2 Hanway Place, W1T 1HB
23 January to 9 April
Telephone + 44 (0) 20 7323 6523
Saturday, 24 January 2009
without records (new version)
Otomo Yoshihide＋Aoyama Yasutomo
In this installation, there are about a hundred portable record players without records, but equipped with unusual materials such as corrugated paper or iron. In the space of the foyer, turntables scattered everywhere, high and low, right and left, produce noises by the rotating friction, resonating in multilayer. Quiet, low-fi sounds form groups and change the entire image of sounds. When visitors move the position of a player or replace the needle, an additional new world of sound appears. In the gallery on the second floor is a new installation, which disassembles turntable functions and hi-fi sound is output.
These installations provide people with an opportunity to reconsider the meaning, possibilities, and historical significance of sound art composed of records and turntables, which are being consigned to oblivion in the digital age.