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SoundFjord | Sonic Art Gallery: Open Day


Dates:
Sat May 29, 2010 00:00 - Tue May 25, 2010

Location:
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

SoundFjord Sonic Art Gallery is about to open its doors to the general public, and to start the ball rolling, we ask all interested parties: practitioners and researchers to visit during our open day, this coming Saturday.

It's a day to take look a the space, ask us questions and partake of a little lemonade and cake.

There'll also be a chance to listen to the Sonic Art Jukebox which has been populated with a good many works by international sound artists!

Please RSVP if you'd like to attend: info@soundfjord.org.uk

Date for your diary: 29th May 2010 | 12-5pm

www.soundfjord.org


EVENT

SoundFjord | Yann Novak | Stillness


Dates:
Wed Aug 04, 2010 00:00 - Mon May 10, 2010

Private view: 03 Aug 2010 | 7-9pm | RSVP!

SoundFjord are delighted to present the work of Yann Novak, who will inaugurate the exhibition program with his delicately observed and absorbing, autobiographical work. Stillness, is a two-part immersive sound installation with integral visual elements.

Complimentary to the exhibition will be a talk and question and answers session with the artist. We are also happy to announce that Yann will be available for conversation at the private view.

Stillness takes its inspiration from the two climates Yann Novak has inhabited: Subtropical in Los Angeles and Oceanic in Seattle. In these works he investigates these climates' almost static meteorological states and their emotional effect on their inhabitants.

Stillness takes form as two sound and video works presented as a large scale projection and 4.1 surround sound creating an immersive experience, each changing so slowly the effect is imperceptible to the audience, thus creating a nearly static state.

To create the sound piece, Novak made recordings of shortwave radio signal tuned to static in each location. Because radio waves are affected by both water vapor in the troposphere and ionization in the upper atmosphere due to the sun, each recording, though similar, contains an unique signature from the atmosphere the waves traveled through.

Similarly, the video elements are made up of numerous photographs, taken always pointed at the horizon, over a span of months in the case of Subtropical and years in Oceanic. These photographs capture a more literal portrait of these climates. All these elements are then digitally altered to create an ambiguous abstraction, leaving enough of the source to guide the experience and define the location, but abstract enough to create an immersive environment perfect for contemplation and personal reflection.

Stillness.Subtropical
August 4 - 28, 2010

Stillness.Oceanic
September 1 - 25, 2010

SoundFjord | London for contemporary sonic art and its research is a new gallery with research facilities, exhibition and intimate event space.

SoundFjord's core activities are to act as a hub for practitioners and researchers, to provide a research and collaboration network for practitioners, and to deliver an exhibition and event programme rich in research-based, investigative and experimental sonic art from UK -based and international artists.

Using private initiative and funding, SoundFjord was primarily instigated to address the lack of exhibiting space exclusively for works of Sound Art. Now the gallery not only organises exhibitions, but also documents all works for its Contemporary Sonic Art Archive (CSAA), assists with the development of artists within their practice, and ultimately, promotes and disseminates awareness of its innovative and thought provoking exhibitions and events to art lovers, practitioners, researchers, and to the general public at large. SoundFjord actively invites participation between artists and encourages combined activity through its events and collaborative projects.

SoundFjord mounts up to six exhibitions annually, with an emphasis on sound and audio arts. In order to encourage the widest possible access to and participation with and in its exhibition programme, SoundFjord provides information in a number of formats to assist those with specific sensory needs and does not charge an admission fee to visitors nor charge artist fee's for exhibition calls.


OPPORTUNITY

URGENT: Pieces Sort for Sound Art Juke Box


Deadline:
Tue May 25, 2010 00:00

Hello Sound Lovers and Listeners,

SoundFjord | London here.

We're about to open our doors to artists and thought it would be wonderful to have a Sonic Art Juke Box playing when we have out Open Day on 29th May 2010.

To give a feel of what's to come...

If you are an artist that works in sound and wish to have your works aired, please send us wav or aiff files with your contact details and a brief synopsis about the work. Deadline: 25th May 2010

You will be acknowledged in full for your assistance and talent!

Send your work to us here: info@soundfjord.org.uk

Many thanks in advance as receiving your works!

The SoundFjord Team


OPPORTUNITY

Sound Art Call: Sonic Exquisite Corpse


Deadline:
Sun Apr 25, 2010 00:00

Originally, the Exquisite Corpse is a method by which a collection of words or images is collectively assembled.

The technique was invented by Surrealists and is similar to the old parlour game: Consequences. Players write in turn on a sheet of paper, fold it to conceal part of the writing, and then pass it to the next player for a further contribution. Surrealism principal founder André Breton reported that it started in jest, but became playful and eventually enriching.

Presently, SoundFjord, is taking example from the Surrealists and invites artists to contribute to a Sonic Exquisite Corpse - inspired by the five senses.

Do you think you could create work inspired by a smell, taste, sensation....?

Please contact us for further information: info@soundfjord.org.uk

Deadline for expression of interest: 30 April 2010


OPPORTUNITY

Call for Artists Working in Sound: SoundFjord - Sonic Art Gallery and Research Unit


Deadline:
Fri Apr 30, 2010 00:00

Location:
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

SoundFjord is a London-based gallery and research station newly instigated to address the lack of exhibiting space exclusively for works of Sound Art.

The gallery is organised for the exhibition and documentation of works, the development of artists within their practice, and ultimately, the promotion and dissemination of Sound Art and its related research and practice.

We are currently organising our exhibition and events calendar and are welcoming interested parties to tender for exhibition, starting mid 2010.

Please email SoundFjord for further information on the space, if you would like to sign up to our mailing list, or need an application form.

Helen: helen@soundfjord.org.uk Andy: andy@soundfjord.org.uk

N.B. Deadlines are rolling. Please contact the gallery for details.