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.

Sep 212012
 
Traces in/of/with sound

A live performance / installation 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.

for more on the project 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.

Feb 122009
 
Symbiosis Orchestra

The Symbiosis Orchestra presents a symbiosis of electronic and acoustic music, computer-based and natural processes, composition and improvisation, pulse and texture, sound and image. The album Live Journeys was released on Baskaru Records in Feb 2009. Click here for more on the project.

Dec 122008
 
Twine

Twine is an audio-visual piece made during a residency at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Celje, Slovenia, 2008. I had been to the gallery the previous year,  in 2007, for an installation of my piece Dumplinks, and had been invited back for the residency. Celje is an amazing place, full of culture and history, […]

Sep 122007
 
(Talking) Space to Space

(Talking) Space to Space is an ongoing radio/performance project. Using captured natural radio emissions from celestial objects, Iris reshapes these sounds into an audio composition and flings them back to the stars in a radio broadcast. Click the image for more.

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.

Oct 122003
 
Traces

Traces is an audio visual performance and DVD project with filmmaker Mario Radinovic. It was premiered at the Museum of Modern Art, Ljubjana (Slovenia) in September 2003. Click the image for more.