Breathing Through Wires is an album of live improvised and processed voice performances, recorded in the UK between 2012 and 2014. Some were recorded through the mixing desk, others in the room. The titles refer to either event or venue. It was released on net label of the year 2014 Pan Y Rosas Discos. Expect to […]
For Forms of Ventriloquism Iris Garrelfs re-interprets the relationships between puppeteer and dummy, performer and score, by “throwing her voice” (as the act of ventriloquizing is also known) and giving expression to another time, another place, and another’s experience. These were relayed by visual and textual recordings of the initial activities. Iris Garrelfs now zooms into their fragmented traces, which become unwitting scores and prompts to a performative transposition of place.” For more information, click here
Stone Table is an improvised performance work for locally collected stones and an amplified metal table. It was developed for Sonic cueB Festival in London, curated by Luca Nasciuti. The first performance took place on 24/3/2014. I spent the afternoon collecting stones in the local area – mostly in Hilly Fields – which where then used in the performance […]
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.
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.
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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.
Star Maker is a mini opera for voice and celestial radio emissions developed by Iris Garrelfs for the Science Museum London and Sound and Music to mark the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. It is loosely inspired by the science fiction novel of the same title by Olaf Stapledon which describes a […]
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, […]
Iris Garrelfs and Berlin based artist Alexander Selski are exploring the tension between humanity and technology in sound and image. Performances have included Lovebytes Festival and South London Gallery. This follows on from their early explorations in the 1990s with the duo AIR . View our mad film Air Grabs Hair on yotube. Since spring 06.
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.