Browsing Category: sound art

  • Angie Atmadjaja, Intrinsic (2011)

    Lights which flash in time with music will be familiar to anyone under the age of about 80. They are the trappings of a nightclub or rock concert. They gear people up for action. It seems appropriate that younger folk take drugs, get drunk and seek out intensities like this on a Saturday night. But …

    April 16, 2011
  • Susan Hiller, Witness, 2000

    Truth, it is sometimes argued, is an effect of discourse. And discourse in this case has given rise to a nebular, eerie-glowing alien life form. You cannot hear it, but it speaks many tongues. We realise almost at once this is a sound installation. Those are not tentacles and suckers but speakers hanging from the …

    February 7, 2011
  • Giuseppe Stampone, Play (2010)

    It costs 10p to play. When you plug your money in the coinslot, five speakers strike up an orchestral version of The Star Spangled Banner. The speakers are black and shaped like coffins. This seems like an attack on video game culture. For some £30-40 you can buy highly realistic battle simulators such as Call …

    November 4, 2010
  • Ray Lee, Murmur (2010)

    First please allow this bold claim. The appeal of a model train set lies not in the sexual inadequacies of a certain type of man, but in the chance to see a world made of cycles. Watching Murmur by Ray Lee puts one in mind of these maligned toys. It has been installed in a …

    October 27, 2010
  • Victoria Karlsson – Scores for Silence, a&e gallery

    Art has always had a close relationship with the frame around the work or the plinth on which it sits. At least one entire book has been written about this frequently overlooked object. In either case, the presentation brings something to the art. It adds value. No consideration of a painting is possible without some …

    August 22, 2010