19-21 July: Residency
Stephen Cornford + Patrick Farmer + Lee Patterson
19-20 July: 5-10pm | (S//S Project Space)
21 July: noon-8pm | (S//S Project Space)
Free - Drop in
Related Event: Performance | Stephen Cornford + Patrick Farmer + Lee Patterson | SUNDAY 22 July | 5-9pm | F2 Hall
Stephen Cornford, Patrick Farmer and Lee Patterson will, over the course of a week-long residency at SOUND//SPACE explore the resonance of the building using a diverse range of found and reappropriated materials. These three artists share a preoccupation with the amplification of normally inaudible processes, be they mechanical or organic: the photosynthesis of pondweed, the dissolution of liver salts in water or the quiet grinding of tape player mechanisms. At V22 they will apply these strategies to and within the reverberant hull of the old Peek Frean factory.
Artists Biographies: Primarily concerned with sound, and working across disciplines including improvised music, environmental sound recording, film soundtrack and installation, Lee Patterson attempts to understand his surroundings by using both the aided and the naked ear.
New works have been commissioned by 41st International Film Festival Rotterdam 2012; 25th MIMI Festival, Marseille and AV10, Newcastle. His collaboration with film maker Luke Fowler, A grammar for listening pt1 featured in The British Art Show 2010: In The Days Of The Comet. Between 2009 and 2011, he was artist in residence at Stour Valley Arts, Kent where he created the works, Elemental Fields (July 2010), and Fold, (September 2011).
Solo releases include Egg Fry #2 and Seven Vignettes Wunderkammmern with David Toop and Rhodri Davies was released in December 2010. His solo and collaborative works have featured in exhibitions, festivals and on radio stations worldwide as well as on UK TV.
Stephen Cornford works at the intersection of sculpture and music, using sound and noise to investigate the physical qualities of the world around me. His work inhabits both gallery and gig, taking the forms of kinetic installation and process-based performance by turns, always searching for situations in which the material; whether solid, spatial or sonic; controls the outcome as much as himself. Recent exhibitions include a solo show, Binatone Galaxy at Campbell Works, London; Body/Controlled at LEAP, Berlin and Creative Machines Minimalist Sculptures at TROVE, Birmingham.
Patrick Farmer is a musician and sound artist working within improvisation, poetry, field recording, and prose composition. Still most often referred to as a percussionist, though he hasn’t performed on a drum kit for nearly three years, Farmer will commonly enlist the help of a drum or turntable to act as a resonator for natural materials or filtering field recordings. He is a founding member of the Set Ensemble and is currently studying towards his Ph.D. entitled, the role of audition in the notion of field, at Oxford Brookes, where he spends most of his time scrawling out short spatterings of prose poetry postulating towards how what we hear can tacitly influence movement and disposition. Throughout 2011 he was fortunate enough to be artist in residence at a series of inspiring galleries and artist run project spaces through Europe. Over the last two months Patrick has been walking the entire Welsh Coast, creating a work entitled, We do not stop hearing, when do I stop writing? He is currently working on his first book, try I bark, a collection of writings relating to how we react to being surrounded and the impression of words on a page reflecting what is heard in environment.
NOTA BENE Releases by the artists will be available in-store! www.sound-space-store.co.uk