Project Ice Land Lapland opens Friday 1 November at 6-8pm
Project Ice Land Lapland opens Friday 1 November at 6 - 8 pm, and is open 2 - 10 November Friday - Sunday 11am - 5pm. Artist's Talks will be held on Saturday 2 November from 2pm.
Project Ice Land Lapland presents new installation works by Virginia Hilyard and Fiona Kemp. In exploring the inherent physical properties of Articulate project space, Hilyard and Kemp employ live audio, field recordings and photography to render landscape through sound and memory.
Hilyard's Ice Sound, a sculptural system using block ice, resonant steel drums and specialist microphones, investigates the physical, sonic and poetic qualities of icemelt and notions of disappearance and loss. Hilyard’s Ice Sound has come out of a recent research trip to the western glacial region of Iceland where she joined sound recordist Chris Watson and sound artist and composer Jez riley French on a wildlife field recording expedition. Expanding the definition of ‘wildlife’ to include the unheard in the landscape, Hilyard’s field recordings included the steel guys that anchor the tallest structure in Europe – the longwave radio mast at Hellisandur.
Lapland continues Kemp's investigation into objects, images and repetitive practices that resonate memory. Lapland draws on a personal archive of public pool photographs - pools that she has swum laps in over the past two decades. This site specific work takes advantage of the length of Articulate project space by mimicking the lane marking found at the bottom of a 25 metre lap lane pool.