Site-specific, installed work as well as mixed media projects are a key part of Iris Garrelfs‘ practice. Inspired by poetical and conceptual ideas, pattern making, movement in sound, experience … Just click on the pictures below to find out more about each project.
A live performance series exploring vocal improvisation and drawing
The beginnings of the piece are my line drawings, which I want to connect with sound. It is also a series that charts the relationship between image and music by following the project’s development in performance using my live improvised voice and a film of my drawings.
An experiment to interrupt the sensual interaction in audio visual relationships
over ride is a series of experimental works for mobile phone designed to investigate creative ways in which the experience of audio visual relationships may be interrupted in order to facilitate a more considered encounter with the senses.
Two sound walks with a twist
In a day’s work are two sound walks with a twist. There is no sound to start off with. Furthermore, there isn’t really a walk either, but two interlinked experiences working hand in hand.
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Urbania is a collective of six artists, Jessica Antwi-Boasiako, Iris Garrelfs, Oko Goto, Harold Offeh, Maki Suzuki and Patrick Lacey with different skills and diverse backgrounds in performance, sound, video, design and interactive events. We performed a live 4-channel composition by Iris Garrelfs at the Royal Academy, GSK Contemporary Season in January 2009, using instruments created by Iris. The show also saw our installation Red Storage Room. Click the image for more.
Dumplinks began life as a 4-channel interactive audio-visual installation based on recycling issues commissioned by Watermans, Brentford June in 2003. It has by now transmuted into ‘Dumplinks, a rubbish film for duck and other water based artifacts’. A shortened film version was shown at Arborescence Festival, Marseille, September 2004, as part of Circle of Sound, London in May 2005 and as a [...]
Just Desserts at Entry, an action research project into lifelong learning in West Bromwich, UK, commissioned by The Public (formerly Jubilee Arts), involving workshops with school children and residents of an old-people’s home, culminating in a 4-channel audio environment. July-August 2003. Click the image for more.