The exploits and musings of an artist-acupuncturist, lecturer and researcher at CoDE, Cambridge School of Art, Cambridge, UK.

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Drawing Towards Sound – Some Images from the Exhibition

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Above: Some details of John Cage scores in the exhibition

As I mentioned in my last post, some of my notations are included in this show that is on currently at the Stephen Lawrence Gallery, University of Greenwich, 10 Stockwell Street, London, SE10 8EY.

Information about the show (courtesy of the University of Greenwich and David Ryan):

‘This exhibition examines the interface between the visual and the aural through notation, documentation, performance and video/moving image. Each of these aspects are currently being explored from many different perspectives by contemporary composers, musicians, visual artists, and film/videographers. Its basic starting point is the historical graphic score/new notational practices of the modernist avant-garde and how sound is captured and communicated.

exhibitors:
Hallveig Agústsdóttir / Sam Belinfante / Vicki Bennett / Carl Bergstrom-Nielsen / Pierre Boulez / Earle Brown / George Brecht / James Brooks / Laura Buckley / John Cage / Cornelius Cardew / Alvin Curran / Tom Dale / Morton Feldman / Vinko Globokar / Christophe Guiraud / Roman Haubenstock-Ramati / Neil Henderson / Richard Hoadley / Joan Key / Catherine Konz / John Lely / Michelle Lewis-King / Anestis Logothetis / Onyee Lo / Anton Lukoszevieze / Farah Mulla / Rie Nakajima / Luigi Nono / Marianthi Papalexandri-Alexandri / Michael Parsons / Simon Payne / Helen Petts / Lauren Redhead / Aura Satz / Thomas Smetryns / Jennifer Walshe / John Wollaston / Christian Wolff / Iannis Xenakis

It is an amazing collection of notations – the show is on until April 2nd – definitely worth a look!

Here are some other images of the show –  more images of Cage’s scores and a Cardew too;

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Below:  These are my ‘Pulse Project’ notations – which are located between Aura Satz’s video ‘Oramics: Atlantis Anew’ (to the left) and John Cage’s scores (on the partition to the right) .

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Below: Details of my notations

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Below: Pictures of the exhibition

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January – March News

March 2015

I am one of the participating artists in ‘Drawing Towards Sound’ curated by David Ryan.

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Historical works by Artists: Pierre Boulez/ George Brecht/ Earle Brown/ James Brooks/ John Cage/ Cornelius Cardew/ Morton Feldman/ Iannis Xenakis

Contemporary works by: Hallveig Agústsdóttir / Sam Belinfante / Vicki Bennett / Carl Bergstrom-Nielsen / Laura Buckley / Alvin Curran / Tom Dale / Vinko Globokar / Christophe Guiraud / Roman Haubenstock-Ramati / Neil Henderson / Richard Hoadley / Joan Key / Catherine Konz / John Lely / Michelle Lewis-King / Anestis Logothetis / Onyee Lo / Anton Lukoszevieze / Farah Mulla / Rie Nakajima / Luigi Nono / Marianthi Papalexandri-Alexandri / Michael Parsons / Simon Payne / Helen Petts / Lauren Redhead / Aura Satz / Thomas Smetryns / Jennifer Walshe / John Wollaston / Christian Wolff

This exhibitions examines the interface between the visual and the aural through notation, documentation, performance and video/moving image. Each of these aspects are currently being explored from many different perspectives by contemporary composers, musicians, visual artists, and film/videographers.  Its basic starting point is the historical graphic score/‘new’ notational practices of the modernist avant-garde and how sound is captured and communicated.

University of Greenwich, Steven Lawrence Gallery, Private View March 3rd.

See: http://www.greenwichunigalleries.co.uk/drawing-towards-sound/

February 2015 

I am also proud to announce that I have been chosen (as one of five artists) to have my research project ‘Pulse Project’ hosted for 2015 by the global peer review curatorial platform PROJECT ANYWHERE.

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To see all the projects (past and present): http://www.projectanywhere.net/

To see my project:

http://www.projectanywhere.net/pulse-project-a-sonic-investigation-across-bodies-cultures-and-technologies-michelle-lewis-king/

January 2015

In January, I was on the Resonance FM London (January 31st 2015) talking with Jude Cowan Montague and Rebecca Feiner  about my acupuncture and art practice:

(I speak at about 10 minutes into the show).

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Listen to the show here: https://www.mixcloud.com/Resonance/143000-the-news-agents-320kbps-3/

 


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One of my recent articles has just been published in the new peer reviewed art journal ELSE :)

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ELSE – a peer-reviewed International Journal of Art, Literature, Theory and Creative Media has just released its first issue (issue 0) titled, ‘Trans-“What”?’. The publication responds to the question of what ‘Trans’ means within creative practice (and is visually stunning too). My article ‘Touching as Listening: A Translational Encounter Between Art, Science, East, West, Self and Other’ is one of the many interesting artistic and theoretical explorations of transdisciplinary practice in this inaugural issue, so please take a look!

http://en.calameo.com/read/00316713877ecb879482f


Some pictures of my work at the Ex-Teresa Museum in Mexico

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All pictures taken by Javier Calderon 2014


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New Year – New Work

From this week (December 20th) onwards, I will be collaborating with sound artist Iris Garrelfs who is currently an AHRC PhD research fellow at LCC in London where she also lecturers on the BA Sonic Art course. This project will take my research into new directions – instead of talking pulses and composing, I will be treating Iris with acupuncture – as a form of [ethical] experimental performance study into infrasound, i.e., I will  prescribe/select points along the body to direct the oscillations of Iris’s qi into generating a resonant field that is health giving and Iris will create unique soundscapes and recordings in response. Can’t wait to see/hear the work as it unfolds!

See Iris’s extraordinary work and doctoral research here: http://irisgarrelfs.com/

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Notations- the visual art of sound

Over the past year I have been making graphic notations and sound compositions from the wrists of others, so of course I totally fallen in LOVE with the NOTATIONS 21 book and project by Theresa Sauer which looks at the legacy of music graphic notation and the visual organisations of sound and music and the innovations being made to the genre of graphic notation that has occurred since John Cage, Cornelius Cardew et al made their contributions.
So much beautiful work being done….

See Theresa’s WordPress blog:

http://notations21.wordpress.com/drawing-inspiration-from-john-cage%E2%80%99s-notations-notations-21-features-illustrated-musical-scores-from-more-than-160-international-composers-all-of-whom-are-making-amazing-breakthroughs-in-th/


and this! (use headphones – it’s made with low frequency sounds)

http://soundcloud.com/cosmosonicsoma/sc-120518-151740