Jan 222017
 
Installations

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 …

Click on the pictures below to find out more about each project. For upcoming installations and other events check here.

Jan 192017
 
Listening Wall

The Listening Wall is a wall of curated scores for listening and sound related event scores.  LISTEN… In 1966, sound art pioneer Max Neuhaus stamped the word “LISTEN” onto the hands of participating audiences and took them on a walk around Manhatten, listening to industrial rumblings, buzzings of Puerto Rican street life and lastly, a percussion […]

Aug 292016
 
Littoral Assembly

Ingibjörg Gudmundsdottir (ceramics) and Iris Garrelfs (sound) Littoral Assembly is an installation combining ceramics sculptures and 4- channel sound for Brighton Digital Festival 2016. It was developed during a collaborative residency as part of  the Landscape : Islands series devised by Kay Aplin and Joseph Young. Ingibjörg Gudmundsdottir is influenced by her native Icelandic landscape. […]

Aug 172015
 
Un-veiled

Smoke and Fog  are two experimental documentaries come audio-visual poems made from original photographic documentation. Each soundtrack presents a digitally transmuted vocal response to these images, referencing the equally smokey jazz clubs of the time by fragmenting a popular jazz standard of the period.. The project is part of a JISC-funded CREAM project to explore the use of Actively Used Metadata in research and other creative processes. READ MORE HERE

Jan 122015
 
Listening Room - Tate Britain Residency

From 2nd-6th February 2015, during a residency for Tate Britain’s Radio City Season, I developed the Listening Room, a space for visitors to bring me objects and their stories around the theme of “hearing”.  These might be pictures, stones, sticks, in fact anything imaginable! I was at hand to record the stories and I later created a 4-channel […]

Nov 152013
 
ACTS RE-ACTS residency

Fellow sound artist and photographer Tansy Spinks and I have been selected for a collaborative residency at Wimbledon Space as part of ACTS RE-ACTS Festival, organised by Wimbledon College of Arts to set up a debate about contemporary performance in fine art and theatre. It will take place from 25/2/14-26/3/14 and Tansy and I will have fun exploring collaborative, site specific sound performance through objects and improvisation. We played with similar ideas during a one-day workshop last year (which made it into my piece  Object and Process), and it will be very interesting to see where this may lead to.

You can find the residency blog here.

Oct 162013
 
Multilogue

Multilogue was developed as multi-channel sound installation using a selection of interview materials conducted with artists such as Aura Satz, David Toop, Trevor Wishart and many more. It presents a multi-angled dialogue, a blend of views from which the piece emerges at their intersection. The title derives from a contraction of the words ’multi’ and ‘dialogue’. […]

Jun 072013
 
Remembering Worlds

A 9-channel  sound piece made for the BeOpen Sound Portal as part of Sounding Space

By Iris Garrelfs with Charlotte Rose Desborough, Robbie Judkins and  Peter McKerrow

Sound Portal Designer Stephen Philips said in an interview that the main inspiration for the design of the structure was Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. Coincidentally London College of Communication holds the Stanley Kubrick archive  and when combined with a love of sci-fi in general this seemed the perfect embarkation point for the sound artists’ sonic explorations.

Remembering Worlds builds on these influences and creates a journey in sound and space. The piece weaves together memories from the Kubrick Inner Circle oral history project at the archive with more personal ones to the piece’s creators, intersected with sounds that primarily live in cultural imagination: those of alien landings, titan battles and human exploration.

The result is a playful narrative that comments on  perceptions of imagining future and past, whilst folding these into the act of listening.

Here a stereo compression of the installation

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For more documentation click here.

Sep 152011
 
Urbania

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.

Sep 152008
 
Swannsong

Swannsong was a sound installation at Leeds Crown Court for Evolution Festival 2008. The piece takes its inspiration from the case of Emily Swann, who was convicted with her lover of the murder of her husband in 1903. Commissioned by Lumen. Click the image for more.

Dec 122007
 
Dumplinks

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 […]

Apr 122004
 
Spoor

Spoor was a 6-channel audio and photographic trail exploring aspects of urban space, culminating in a live performance. It took place at Grafisch Atelier, commissioned by EARATIONAL Festival, ‘s-Hertogenbosch (Holland) in March 2004. Click the image for more.

Sep 122003
 
Just Desserts

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.

Oct 122002
 
Parallel Textures

Parallel Textures was a 6-channel audio installation based on the history of Reading for the Berkshire Record Office, commissioned by Art at the Centre, Reading. September 2002. Click the image for more.

Oct 262001
 
Shiftage

Shiftage, as part of 4×4 commissions, Centre of Contemporary Art, Glasgow. Installation with Si-cut.db for the CCA’s opening presentation, Judge for the 4×4 Open Commissions. Oct 01