Meanings of Failed Action: Insurrection 1946 – 2017
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Meanings of Failed Action: Insurrection 1946 – 2017

  Meanings of Failed Action: Insurrection 1946 is a collaborative art project that revisits an episode of India’s struggle for self-rule: the 1946 insurrection of Royal Indian Navy sailors.  The work was exhibited March 17-25, 2017, in Coomaraswamy Hall, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS), Mumbai, India. On 18 February 1946 a strike was declared on HMIS Talwar, the signal training establishment of the Royal Indian Navy, at Colaba, Bombay. Within a day a total of 10,000 n... »

Watermark – York Guildhall – 2012

Watermark – York Guildhall – 2012

Watermark (2012) 2:1 channel sound installation, Common Hall Lane is an ancient thoroughfare that acted as a portal for people and goods entering the city of York from the River Ouse. Many of the stones brought to construct the Minster arrived by this route. The Lane, which was roofed over in the 15th century, has an amphibious existence, being regularly submerged under water as the river level rises and falls throughout the year. Watermark consists of hydrophone recordings from the Ouse and its... »

Re-Sounding Falkland – 2010

Re-Sounding Falkland – 2010

Re-Sounding Falkland A 2 years project, in collaboration with Louise K Wilson, producing a series of audio-visual works that explored the historic buildings and landscapes of Falkland Estate, Scotland. The first phase of this project –Falkland Audiowalk, an mp3 based pre-recorded audiowalk –  was launched at the Big Tent Festival, Falkland  (July 25th -26th 2009). A final exhibition of the above work, Arcadia (2008) and three new installations: Temple of Decision, a video piece explo... »

Octo: Sotto Voce – York Minster – 2009

Octo: Sotto Voce – York Minster – 2009

Octo: Sotto Voce is an 8-channel audio montage of eight whispered voices. First performed in York Minster in October 2009 as part of the event ‘I Hear too -Live’. Like the liturgy and the choral, the whisper is a category of voice associated with religious space.The whispered prayer, the respectful tone or the irreverent aside are characteristic of the hushed voice of private conversations, of speech not intended for public dissemination. The 8-channels and their eight voices are sug... »

Arcadia – 2008

Arcadia – 2008

An 8 – channel sound piece, for the ‘Sound of the Deer’ event , April 5th 2008, Falkland Place, Falkland, Scotland. Arcadia, is an 8 -Channel sound piece produced by David Chapman and Louise K Wilson. It uses the seventeenth-century Dutch tapestry, hung in the Tapestry Gallery of Falkland Palace, as a ‘score’, creating an audio response to the fantastical scene depicted with its diverse menagerie of wild and domestic animals. The tapestry, which includes representat... »

Hark 2 – 2007

Hark 2 – 2007

Hark 2, is an  audio-visual installation produced in collaboration with photographer David Cottridge. It is a further development of the Hark (2005) project. Hark 2 was first screened in Matrix East Research Lab at the University of East London as part of the Lab’s launch event and the Cultural Studies Now conference, UEL,  in July 2007. Following the same basic concept as Hark, the new piece works with layered images of shifting light and shadow, adding an additional suggestion of temporality w... »

Robert Wilson Project – 2006

Robert Wilson Project – 2006

An audio notebook on artist and director Robert Wilson’s visit and involvement in four days of developmental workshops in Gunpowder Park. In May 2006, American artist and director Robert Wilson visited Gunpowder Park for four days of developmental workshops, in which I participated. I was later commissioned to produce a sound piece that used the documentation material of the workshops. This integrated contribution from participants with field recordings from the site, to give a flavour of ... »

Observances – 2005

Observances – 2005

A series of eight short Videos as part of the group show Reap, Café Gallery Projects, London. Curated by Anne Bean in collaboration with Mark Anderson. An Artsadmin project Observances reinstated in Southwark Park a host of the traditional rituals and revelries which once marked the passing of the year. This series of videos documented these rituals as either intimate actions for the camera or participatory collective celebrations. The video and performances aimed to explore both the aesthetic c... »

Hark – 2005

Hark – 2005

Hark  is a collaborative installation, combining soundscapes and animated macro-photographic images. David Cottridge’s photographs explore the texture, colour and form of tree bark, lichens and mosses through a series of large scale macroscopic photographs. The images have been digitally composited and then animated, allowing for the fine detail of the subject to be viewed more intently.  Through this process the images begin to transcend their origins, suggesting new landscapes and creating a d... »

Steel Cello/Bow Chime – 2004

Steel Cello/Bow Chime – 2004

30 minute Documentary – produced in collaboration with Adrian Palka. The Steel Cello and Bow Chime were made by US abstract expressionist painter Bob Rutman in the late 1960s. Rutman conceived them as musical-sculptures, a form in which both their visual presence and sound qualities are of equal and inseparable importance. They were designed as objects to be played and it’s from this combination that their unique qualities arise. Since the 1970s Bob Rutman has produced a continuous stream ... »

Flows and Levels – 2004

Flows and Levels – 2004

Flows and Levels is radio piece based on some of my field recordings and broadcast as part of the Art Trail-Soundworks festival in Cork, Ireland. This piece was based on exploring the sound material of the various watercourses and levels at the confluence of the Lee River and a raised section of the M25 motorway; moving down from the roar of the motorway traffic to the percussive rhythms of sub-aquatic insects. An extract of the piece and an image/text page were included in the festival Catalogu... »

Revelation – 2003-4

Revelation – 2003-4

Online art project – produced in collaboration with Maureen Kendall and Paul St George. Revelation uses multimedia to reveal views of a natural site that would otherwise remain invisible. The natural site is Gunpowder Park and the work was made in the year proceeding its opening-reclaimed from its previous designation as a munitions testing site. Made over a 12 month period it shows Gunpowder Park as offering a wealth of natural views and a rich diversity of wildlife that remain invisible ... »

Artists and  Cosmonauts – 2002
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Artists and Cosmonauts – 2002

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