Talk and presentation of works at the Serpentine Gallery’s Edgware Road Project space:
Centre for Possible Studies
21 Gloucester Place
London W1U 8HR
16th June 2012 | 5-8pm
At the Centre for Listening:
Join writer Guy Mannes-Abbott, sound artist Mark Peter Wright and artist Lawrence Abu Hamdan for a discussion about the value of testimony, the fidelity of field recordings and the veracity of memory. Ultra-red present a sound walk. Followed by a performance by sound artist Louisa Martin.
This programme is based on collaborative research developed during a 14 week seminar hosted at the Centre for Possible Studies by artists-in-residence Ultra-red and students in Goldsmiths MA in Aural & Visual Cultures.
Guy Mannes-Abbott is a writer, essayist and critic. He is the author of a singular series of texts called e.things, which have been exhibited, published and performed alongside the work of leading British artists since 1997. His book In Ramallah, Running was co-produced with ArtSchool Palestine and Sharjah Art Foundation, and will be published by Black Dog this summer.
Artist Mark Peter Wright’s work seeks to illuminate understandings of listening and place. His publications, performances, installations and broadcasts often encounter themes relating to nature, industry and site-specific histories of migration and abandonment. He is also the founder of Ear Room, an online resource co-published by Sound & Music.
Lawrence Abu Hamdan is a researcher and multidisciplinary contemporary artist. His work investigates the politics and ethics of audition in and of audio research; the politicized nature of voice and the contingent implications upon law have been specific interests in recent works. He is currently undertaking a PhD at the Centre for Research Architecture at Goldsmiths College, University of London.
Artist Louisa Martin explores the notion of ‘character as idea’. Her work is a call for a reappraisal of the imaginary, and for acknowledging the ways in which the fictional and the ‘real’ co-exist and affect each other. She exhibits and performs her work regularly, most recently at Whitechapel Gallery (2012). A collaboration with Rhodri Davies resulted in a Vinyl LP entitled Soldercup, released on Fourier Transform. Louisa is currently working on a commission with Stour Valley Arts.
Also on At the Centre of Listening
At the Centre of Listening Xeno’s Paradox: Temporality
Wednesday 20 June 2012
At the Centre of Listening Spatialities: Sonic Envelopes
Saturday 23 June 2012