AUDIO ARTS SOUNDWORKS
A sound work produced by Audio Arts for the Hayward and Serpentine
Galleries, <Sculpture Show>, Summer 1983.
A publication/work produced as part of an Audio Arts Exhibition at The
Orchard Gallery, May 1984. The material on the record was derived from
recordings made out on the streets of Londonderry and Brixton, London.
Arris, ICA Public Works. Boxed C 60 cassette 12pp book with
text by Gray Watson
Recordings for this work were made
in Piccadilly, London and explore the financial, social, and cultural
characteristics of that area. <The initial idea of exploring the subjects
of transience and trade came from the surrounding environment of
Piccadilly. Tourists of all nationalities are constantly passing through
the area, as are homeless young people,
mainly from the provinces. In few other areas can the
transient populations be so predominant in relation to the local
inhabitants. Connected with this, trade is an essential feature of
local life, from luxury shopping to street prostitution.>
Pieces include.. Sale And Exchange; 5 For 20/6 For 50; Sweet But Also
Gingery; Bear Pit; What Are You Doing Taping?; Locality And Transience;
History Painting; People, Face, History, Colour; What Do You See/What Do
You Hear?; Ca1ifornia, Southern Part; Scale. (A)
Pieces include.. Sale And Exchange; 5 For 20/6 For 50; Sweet But Also Gingery; Bear Pit; What Are You Doing Taping?; Locality And Transience; History Painting; People, Face, History, Colour; What Do You See/What Do You Hear?; Ca1ifornia, Southern Part; Scale. (A)
Six Works for the Telephone (National Garden Festival) (C 20
cassette) 1986. Each telephone piece was derived from recordings made at
monthly intervals, on site at the National Garden Festival, Stoke on Trent.
The works, installed each month by British Telecom on the Stoke number
272121, Were conceived and realised specifically for listening to over the
phone. A concern for place and location has been explored through
recordings of the spoken Word. Our intention has been to use colloquilism,
accent, local humour, intonation and emphasis to evoke
and explore cultural identity, social attitudes and local preoccupation.
In formulating questions to Garden Festival visitors, the particular industrial
and social character as
well as the history of the area was taken into account. Questions also
included references to the role and function of gardens/ leisure spaces as
weill as a consideration of the changing seasons between May and October. (B)
(Interim Art) (45 rpm single) 1987. Recorded on
location in the East End of London at Interim Art, the railway arch, Beck
Road and Broadway Market. The sounds of piano wire stretched across the
gallery space at Interim Art and underneath the railway arch in Beck Road,
provide a rhythmic structuring for words and sentences spoken by passers by
in Broadway Market. Tracks: The Difference, Head Low. (C)
(Projects UK/Newcastle Media Workshops, LP record) 1987.
The Record explores the <North/South divide>through humour, wit, irony, pleasure, confrontation, anger and obsession.
A 45 RPM record/artwork produced as part of an Audio Arts installation and performance at the Museum of Modern Art, Oxford in 1989. Through the genre of the Pop song, Vinny explores the relationships between successful hehaviours on the football field and elswhere within British society. The record feactures the cut up speech of Wimbledon football suporters and Diana Gerald, President of the Oxford Union. Side two features, <WorId Service>, from the series of works, <Placement & Recognition>. (B)