20 May 2015 - 6 June 2015
ROOMARTSPACE will be transformed by an acoustic installation in felt that disrupts the relationships between our senses. The convoluted, labyrinthine surface of this work creates a semi-anechoic effect, a ‘sound vacuum’ and a strong tactile and visual presence. The material used is felt shoddy, a low-grade, absorbent material made of recycled textiles that usually remains hidden but is resonant with memory. A blind singer, Victoria Oruwari, will sing at various times during the exhibition to a score by composer John Matthias, made in response to the work.
In an adjacent space will be shown a companion piece, ‘Listening Object’, a disorientating micro-installation for the head.
Oruwari will perform with the work on the opening night and every afternoon on the half hour between 2 and 5 pm with the exception of the 6th June when she will perform between 2 and 3 pm only. The performance lasts approximately three minutes and alternates between the chamber and another room in the gallery. At other times you are free to experience the chamber for as long as you wish, numbers permitting.
On 6th June at 3.15 pm philosopher Jonathan Ree will respond to the work as part of an informal discussion including Tabatha Andrews and Victoria Oruwari- all welcome. This will follow the last performance by Oruwari at 3pm.
Opening Friday & Saturday 12:00 - 18:00
Performances between 2-5pm