Space Time Travellers Series: ArtBanquet online Opening Exhibition.

The work has entered the digital domain due to the restriction of C19. The work of listening and making has had to diversify the practice. Technology is a vital aspect to listening.  However, rapid consumption of electronic devices and their stimulus on our consciousness has compromised our ability to appreciate listening.  A conscious awareness of listening is now crucial to wellbeing within the current, geopolitical landscape we now find ourselves adapting to.

Adaptation and diversity are two driving forces within the natural biosphere.  We are being invited to advance with the rise of A.I technologies and the new enforced, global, digital environment.  My listening practice developed a physical relationship with the listeners body and the body of sound through interactive sculptures.  Because of the global pandemic, the work is now adapting and diversifying its method of delivering listening to a virtual audience. The listening practice now attempts to point towards contemplation of individualisation, through silent, moving images, a kind of listening with our eyes, a visual feast.  Through collage, print, photography and video, these silent movies become objects to observe time and space, illuminating the observer mind within.

https://vimeo.com/477321047

Space Time Travellers: The Rising Light, 2020 (Visual Silent/Listening Digital Moving Image).

New Work: Halloween collaboration with Chuck!

Bhardo No:1

Go deeper into the nature of the abyss, Anubis awaits us all! Artist as Oracle……..

Collaboration with @samanthadaviesartist & @chuck_w_ny  (Instagram). Samantha wandered through the virtual biosphere and found Chucky Cheese another insomniac. She heard the transmission and knew her own listening’s and field recordings were a sign of a possible future warning of things to come. She was compelled to unite Chucky Cheese’s sonic experimentation with her own experimental listening to the natural biosphere.

” Generals in positions of authority will never be a sign of peace!”

Transmute the signals of fear, transmit them back out into the biosphere as light.

All works, sound sources and video copyrights of the artists.

Dwell Time… Shoes Off, Sit, September 24th, 2020.

Shoes Off, Sit: Has been chosen for Septembers COVID-19 edition of Dwell Time, a not-for-profit arts publication reflecting on mental wellbeing.

Dwell time: The time a train spends at a scheduled stop without moving. Typically, this time is spent boarding or alighting passengers, but it may also be spent waiting for traffic ahead to clear, or idling time in order to get back on schedule.

In these are unprecedented and worrying times, our mental wellbeing and creativity is paramount. Whilst we are confined with limited social interaction, we want to offer space to explore our responses to the pandemic and social isolation.

Shoes Off, Sit: Installation view, chassis speakers, steel, wood, amplifier, foam, 2020.

https://dwelltimepress.wordpress.com/2020/09/24/shoes-off-sit-by-samantha-davies/

‘In Real Life’ Graduate Exhibition 2020 Hauser & Wirth, Bruton, Somerset.

The work engages its audiences interactivity in listening…so much to reflect upon through the works interaction and feedback with an audience!  Thank you to Debbie Hillyerd and Hauser & Wirth, Bruton, Somerset for giving us the space and time to be with the world again!

Installation view ‘In Real Life’ Graduate Exhibition, The Maltings, Hauser & Wirth Somerset 2020 Photo: the artist.

Courtesy of the artist and Hauser & Wirth

 

 

Listening

Listening needs to be encouraged within our local and national communities. We need to practice and engage in listening to each other again. Some of us, have forgotten what it is to listen and know one’s deepest self. This initiative encourages communities to sit and listen together, in the space in-between walls of prejudice and bias.