FROM SATURDAY 18 JUNE
BRIGHTON MUSEUM & ART GALLERY
Noli Me Tangere / Touch-Me-Not” is an audio-tour with a difference. Instead of the expected spoken commentary, headphones will lead each visitor on a journey around the Museum’s collection, weaving stories out of sound to reveal both the inner life of objects - how metal might dream, how pottery might think – and the external worlds in which they found themselves forged, used and exchanged – an imagined evening on Venice’s Glass Island; dawn at the Thieves’ Market in Lisbon; a hand loom hallucinated in the middle of a glorious Beijing hutong; the ringing clamour of a metal workshop; the rustling of fabric and scraping of hangers when garments are sorted in the Fashion Store.
As Oskar Fischinger told John Cage, “Everything in the world has a spirit, and this spirit becomes audible by its being set into vibration.”
To download the tracks, click the downwards arrow on the player below. Click here to download the soundwalk map.
1. Metal on Metal
The shimmering sounds of a Tibetan prayer bowl suggest metal’s inner life. The rest is grinding and bashing.
2. An English Pastoral
Birds and leaves, people and animals, the Sussex landscape heard out loud. Pottery is teased into audible life.
3. Hutong Looming
A Beijing Hutong, a market street in all its noisy glory, an acoustic backdrop to a Dobby hand loom working thread by thread.
4. Fake Murano
The lagoon laps, frogs croak, the quay creaks and cicadas sing on an imaginary evening in Venice’s Glass Island.
5. The Fashion Store
Garments come out of storage. Hangers scrape, fabrics fall and are gathered up again. Pins drop.
6. Feira De Ladra
A Lisbon flea market at 7 a.m. Another way that people present objects to each other.
Angus Carlyle is interested in ‘landscape,’ in how we relate to the world around us and how we choose to represent that relationship. Currently his work on landscape is focused through sound. He edited the book Autumn Leaves: Sound and Environment in Artistic Practice and compiled the Qwartz Award-winning album to accompany it. With Irene Revell, he curated the "Sound Escapes" show at Space in London in 2009.
His first solo CD was “Some Memories of Bamboo”, released by Gruenrekorder in 2009. Like“51° 32 ' 6.954” N / 0° 00 ' 47.0808” W” at the Sound Proof group show or “Sondagsmaler” for the Relay group show, “Some Memories”involved spending a time working within the confines of one small geographical area.
He is currently working on a Wellcome Trust funded sound-film, Air Pressure, exploring the environmental situation of the last farming family left on the land now occupied by Narita Airport in Japan.
He works with Cathy Lane at CRiSAP at the University of the Arts.
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