#WLD2019

To mark World Listening Day 2019 I have recorded a performance of Dean Rosenthal’s Stones/Water/Time/Breath by the fountain at Killruddery, Bray in Co. Wicklow, Ireland, where I am currently artist-in-residence. Link to the score here. Recorded binaurally with Sound Devices MixPre-3 and Soundman OKM II mics – please listen on a decent pair of headphones……

Last Art Words for a while this Wednesday

This Wednesday is my last Art Words for a while, although the series itself will continue in my absence. It is part of Wednesdays at Phoenix Brighton and is based on a simple idea. Words by artists curated around a single theme. This month I have chosen a selection of readings drawn from the field of…

The Temple of Anagama

Following on from last summer’s attendance at the Kohila wood firing symposium in Estonia with ceramist Kay Aplin, in which I recorded the sounds of a 3-day anagama kiln firing, I am pleased to announce the second output from that trip. The first was the 4 channel sound installation that accompanied Kay’s “Fire and Water”…

Research trip to China – Guangzhou and Foshan

I am back in the UK recovering from jet lag but wanted to quickly post something from one of the main venues on my recent Chinese research trip, funded by Arts Council England and British Council’s Artist International Development Fund. Over two and half weeks, Kay Aplin and I (my co-curator at The Ceramic House)  travelled from…

Fire and Water, a ceramics and sound installation

View this post on Instagram Fire and water, a new work by Kay Aplin & Joseph Young – a unique collaboration in ceramics and sound. Showing next week at Collect Open 2019, Saatchi Gallery London. The water sounds come from Borines in Asturias, Northern Span from the site where Kay gathered the tiny flora that…

A field in England: a site-specific sound installation

I am delighted to announce that I am about to open a new site-specific commission in Leicester, supported by Leicester De Montfort University and IRCAM. The project ‘In Situ’ has commissioned 3 artists to make temporary sonic works that animate historic spaces. My work “A field in England” refers to the historic connection between Richard…

Art and Politics – an online debate at the Goethe Institute

HOW POLITICAL SHOULD ARTISTS BE TODAY? This is the headline question of an online debate series (#portofrei) I am currently taking part in at the Goethe Institute, following on from last year’s symposium Fragile Affinities at the Akademie der Kunste in Berlin. 3 European artists: belit sağ, Via Lewandowsky and myself, are invited back to debate…

Make Futurism Great Again!

#MFGA Today sees the launch of Make Futurism Great Again at the Estorick Collection, London a timely examination of Futurism in the 21st century by groundbreaking artist group Neo Futurist Collective. I founded the collective in 2007, in the guise of conceptual politician and crooner Giuseppe Marinetti. The launch is accompanied by a specially filmed performance of…

Depot Cinema audio guide launches today

Last year, I was commissioned to make an audio guide as a resource for blind and partially sighted visitors to the Depot Cinema in Lewes. The project was realised in collaboration with audio describer Lonny Evans and features the two us of narrating a short history of the building, uncovering some if its architectural features…

Made in China research funding award

I am delighted to announce that I have just received an Artists International Development Fund award from Arts Council England and the British Council to travel to China later in the year to research my planned project with ceramist Kay Aplin ‘Made In China’  –  a cultural dialogue in ceramics and sound. I have been…

Landscape : Islands Concert Series cassette

This Saturday, I will unveil a new release from Aural Detritus, featuring recordings of live performances from the 2016 Landscape : Islands Concert Series at In Camera at The Ceramic House. The cassette features performances from myself, Steve Beresford & Blanca Regina, Paul Khimasia Morgan and Brambling. I have booked a stall at Art Junky,…

Dis/Ordinary Architecture at The Cass

Today is the final day of my second project at The Cass (part of London Met University), as part of the Disabled Artists making Dis/Ordinary Spaces project founded by Jos Boys. I’ve been working for the past few weeks with Foundation Architecture students on a project exploring Mapping the City through sound, which has taken…

Round up of 2017

Well, it’s been a year! Leaving out the politics  and concentrating on the art (which is hard to do), 2017 has been my most prolific year as an artist since completing my MA in 2005. Here are the highlights: The Missing Paintings: I had been talking to the Towner Art Gallery for a while about…

In Seoul for the final leg of ‘Made in Korea’

I am are here in Seoul with Kay Aplin (my co-curator of Made in Korea) and Hankil Ryu, to install a new exhibition of Kay’s work and to play a couple of concerts, using my Sonic Baton to recreate the original 4-channel sound installation made for British Ceramics Biennial, ‘Handmade/Automation’. The sounds for the piece were collected…

The Missing Paintings acquired by Towner Art Gallery

i am delighted to announce that my commissioned work ‘The Missing Paintings’ which has been showing over the summer as part of Ravilious & Co. – The Pattern of Friendship, has been acquired for the permanent collection at Towner Art Gallery. It’s always an important milestone for an artist to have their work accessioned in…

Urbs Culturae at Sound + Environment Hull 2017

Sound + Environment 2017 is a four day conference bringing together artists and scientists to explore the ways that sound can deepen our understanding of environments at the University of Hull. My concert piece Urbs Culturae explores the sounds of cultural spaces in Hull and “remixes” them using my custom-made performance controller the Sonic Baton,…

Documenta #14 & Venice Biennale 2017

In my role as an a-n AIR Councillor, I was privileged to be offered a travel bursary to go to either the Venice Biennale or Documenta this year. I chose Documenta, but then decided that, as I had never been to either, this was a perfect opportunity to go to both! So I paid for…

Research Trip to Stoke-on-Trent

As part of my Made in Korea project with ceramic artist Kay Aplin, we recently visited Stoke-on-Trent with our resident ceramic artists from Korea, to research the Potteries tradition and to take a good look at potential spaces for our collaborative installation for British Ceramics Biennial (BCB). I will be producing a new 4 channel sound installation…

The Missing Paintings

I am delighted to announce my latest commission entitled “The Missing Paintings” for Towner Art Gallery in Eastbourne. The work previews this Friday as part of Ravilious & Co: The Pattern of Friendship and then is open to the public from May 27th to 17th Sept. Ravilious painted a number of watercolours in the 1930s…