Preview: Friday January 28, 2011 @ 5.30pm - 8.00pm Exhibition: Friday January 28, 2011 - Saturday March 5, 2011 @ 11:00 - 19:00
Spectral Influence is an exhibition which explores the way in which the noises and lighting of the cities we occupy influences our movements and emotional relations with urban space and the others we share this space with
Will Schrimshaw has been our Artist in Residence throughout January.
Urban environments constantly emit vibrational forces that affect the bodies of their occupants, whether these be auditory or electromagnetic forces, asserting a subliminal influence upon the movements, physiological and emotional states of citizens. In response to these diverse vibrational influences, a spectral mapping of the city has been carried out in relation to the human bodies that populate it and move throughout it. Spectral Influence aims to establish a speculative and drifting research environment through artistic practice and the use of creative tools, insinuating itself into the city and charting the invisible yet influential components of the landscape.
This exhibition presents the preliminary findings of an ongoing programme of research into atmospheres, ambiences and backgrounds. Facebook event: http://tinyurl.com/6g4fy6g
All the research materials used in the development of this work can be found at: http://www.delicious.com/tag/subliminalfrequencies
About the artist:
Will is an artist-researcher from Wakefield, currently based in Newcastle upon Tyne. Primarily concerned with sound amidst a larger vibrational continuum. His work focuses on issues of environmental interaction and sonorous individuation. These concerns are investigated by means of sound, text, earth and code.
He is currently undertaking doctoral research at Culture Lab, University of Newcastle, working between the departments of Philosophy and Architecture. This research suggests that current practices active at the intersection of sound-art and architecture express a theory of sonorous individuation. Such a theory is being mapped out with reference to sound and architectural theory, contemporary and historical sound-art practice, and philosophical concerns relating specifically to the work of Gilles Deleuze.