Forms Of Ventriloquism
24 July 2014 12 - 9pm
Performances from 6pm
The whole process of writing is actually a form of ventriloquism, a sort of séance with the city whereby you walk through these threads that seem to trigger some sort of story because you’ve recognised the characteristics of a place.
Iain Sinclair in conversation with Maria Papadomanolaki for Sensing Cities, 2013
For Forms of Ventriloquism, artist Maria Papadomanolaki will be installing a series of drawings, writings, audio and visual recordings created by herself and the participants of the exploratory workshops she ran in locations around east and central London in 2013. In addition to these creative responses on display at the gallery, a small group of artists is invited to respond, listen, create, perform, write or redraw these stories in search of the places behind them.
For Forms of Ventriloquism artists Sarah Kelly, Kostis Kilymis, Marina Tsartsara and Kevin Logan will contribute newly commissioned works alongside performances by Iris Garrelfs, Yiorgis Sakellariou with Artur Vidal, Marina Tsartsara, Maria Papadomanolaki with Scanner.
Maria Papadomanolaki is a Greek artist that works within the fields of sound design for dance and film, networked performances, exploratory workshops, installation and transmission art. She has presented her projects and research at galleries, conferences and festivals in Europe, UK and the US. She is the co-editor of the book Transmission Arts: Artists&Airwaves (2011, PAJ Publications) and the producer of Sensing Cities, an ongoing series of interviews broadcast on Resonance FM. Papadomanolaki is currently pursuing PhD research on urban literature and listening at CRiSAP, UAL, London.
30 Minutes of Listening is a unique exhibition by award-winning UK artist Mark Peter Wright at London's IMT Gallery. Reimaging how we listen to, and perceive place, the works presented are the first in a series by Wright which draw specific inspiration and focus from the area South Gare: a designated site of special scientific interest in Redcar, Cleveland UK*.
Taking one 30-minute period of listening in South Gare as its point of departure, the exhibition examines and proposes possible ways of experiencing time and space in relation to the act of listening in this unique environment. Wright explores the nature of listening through film, sound, photography, text and objects. Immersing and sometimes disorientating, 30 Minutes of Listening places its audience at the frontier between industry and nature.