Infinity Kisses (23) is a 5:52min long sound piece that responds to Carolee Schneeman´s work of (almost) the same title, re-imagining the act of kissing that is presented in the original, though sound. Cats were of importance to Carole Schneeman throughout her life, as was her own body. It was therefore no surprise to me […]
The Listening Wall is a wall of curated scores for listening and sound related instruction scores. Within the exhibition space, these scores are also available as print-outs for audiences to take and experience at a time of their choosing. Some scores focus our attention on the experience of listening and the quality of the sound itself; others aim […]
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 …
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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. […]
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
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 […]
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.
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’. […]
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