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LCC Postgraduate Shows 2015 // Spotlight on Show Two: MA Sound Arts

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Written by
Helen Carney
Published date
02 December 2015

This year, LCC goes off-site to Flat Time House, Peckham, for our latest Postgraduate Show ‘Bodies That Matter’, featuring work by the six graduating students from MA Sound Arts.

The exhibition opens Friday 4 – Tuesday 8 December, with a Private View on Thursday 3 December from 6-9pm and Research Soirée on Monday 7 December at 5pm.

Intensive and specialised, MA Sound Arts enables graduates to develop a conceptual and contextual understanding of sound arts practice and theory.

‘Bodies That Matter’ raises questions of gesture and labour, translation and memory, amongst other subjects, in work that spans performance, installation and sound poetry.

David Bloor’s ‘Care Work’ is an ongoing daily performance with a self-made artificial intelligence device that questions both our dependency on and detached position from the intelligent systems we increasingly rely on.

Miles Bowe records the sounding of objects associated with the labour of historic mining in Bath’s underground stone quarries (pictured above) to compose ‘Hollowed Ground’, a four-channel installation.

Developing from an interest in the gap between perception and description, Wan-Chien Cheng’s audio-visual installation involves sounds normally heard but not listened to.

Tomoko Hojo presents narrations of her own sonic memories, translated from her native Japanese into English and re-told by multiple voices, dispersed across multiple locations throughout the building.

Adam Jaro’s sound poetry, ‘. – + # Ö (voices lost)’, questions and illustrates a divide between human and machine, playing on language and the meaning lost in computers’ continuing attempts to understand us.

Rahel Kraft builds an ongoing episodic composition through daily performance, utilising sensors and physical movement to modulate and extend her voice.

The Research Soirée on Monday 7 December is introduced by and concludes with performances by students Rahel Kraft and David Bloor, and offers an opportunity to observe the processes of research and practice on the course. Zeynep Bulut, Lecturer in Music at King’s College London, and Dan Scott, who tutors in sound and scenography at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, will lead a discussion of the works in the exhibition.

Postgraduate Shows 2015 // Show Two: MA Sound Arts
Private View: Thursday 3 December 6-9pm
Exhibition open: Friday 4 – Tuesday 8 December
Times: 12 noon-6pm daily
Research Soirée: Monday 7 December, 5pm
Venue: Flat Time House, SE15