SATUDAY 16 JULY
BRIGHTON TOWN HALL (POLICE CELLS)*
DOORS AT 5.45PM
Earlier in the day Amy will also Chair a round table discussion 'The Voice in Contemporary Art' by Voice Laboratory. This takes place 12 - 1pm at Brighton Unitarian Church
to tie in with Liberating The Voice!
A workshop & performance held there during the day.
‘Personal Wireless’ - a site responsive sound installation
On Saturday 16th July for Soundwaves 2011 Amy Cunningham will present ‘Personal Wireless’ a site-responsive sound installation at the Old Police Cells Museum located under the Town Hall in Brighton.
As part of ‘Echo Aviatrix’ a series of work that explores the representation of women and technology, ‘Personal Wireless’ uses the early 20th century mobile police telephone exhibit in the museum as its reference point. The installation uses sound and image to map the contemporary representation of mobile phones onto the early technological histories of vocal communication and tap into our tendency to over estimate or romanticise the limits of communication technology. It is the gap between the voice produced and the voice received, the voice seen but not heard, which intends to resonate with themes of miscommunication and isolation when we are out of signal range, when we are out of sight, constructing music out of an inability to be entirely immediate, an inability to communicate.
AMY CUNNINGHAM BIOGRAPHY
Process, transformation and mediation are central to Amy Cunningham’s practice. Her artworks are realised in a variety of media including film, video, sound, drawing and performance. A key medium is her classical singing voice. She sees her artworks as vehicles that travel back and forth between the obsolete and the futuristic, exposing and embracing gaps and glitches in forms, media or ideas, from the past and the present. A delay, an echo, a shift, a discrepancy or a mismatch: these are things that she looks for, which she then uses to structure her visual and vocal compositions. This process has led to a series of performances and installations in which a conflation of time periods and subject matter occurs, including a fictional computer game in a real 18th century garden, an opera as a video installation and an Internet broadcast as a song cycle.
Amy Cunningham studied Fine Art at Wimbledon School of Art, London and The Slade School of Fine Art, University College London. Since 2000 she has exhibited performance, installation and screen-based work in various galleries and festivals in Europe including, Café OTO, Norwich Gallery, Pitzhanger Manor Gallery London, ZINGERpresents, Netherlands, Slade Research Centre London, Towner Gallery Eastbourne, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nîmes France, Soundwaves Festival Brighton, node.London, SC Gallery Zagreb, Croatia and Serpentine Gallery, London. Since 2004 she has been a key member of the artist collective SpRoUt. In 2009 she founded the Voice Laboratory an interdisciplinary network and ensemble based at the University of Brighton. She currently teaches Music and Visual Art at the University of Brighton.
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