Apr 072016

Here you will find a selection of educational projects with students and other young people as well as workshops and such like. For a full list please see Iris CV.

Nov 122015
LCC BA (Hons) Sound Arts and Design & MA

Iris has been teaching sound installation on the BA Sonic Art at London College of Communication since 2009. Find some of the student’s installation works from 2011 onwards here: http://lccinstallations.tumblr.com.

She also acts as a final portfolio tutor for 3rd year BA students, delivers lectures about the relationship between sound and vision, and shares her experience of curating and producing events with Sprawl with MA Sound Arts students.

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.

Jul 122005
Changing Spaces

Changing Spaces was an evenings commissioned by Creative Partnership London North exploring creative learning environments and how we use and react to space. All the evenings combine discussion and experimental exploration. On this occasion participants were invited to transform an uninspiring space into an inspiring one. It involved string, screams and a lot of fun. […]

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.