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…

The Art of Noises at Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design

I am currently working on an innovative new project exploring the links between disability and public space through sound. Disabled Artists making Dis/Orderly Spaces brings together diverse disabled artists with architectural students, educators and professionals to develop new disability-led ways of working together around the design of built space. I will be working with Chianna Roberts at The…

An Other World (V&A)

In July 2015, I hosted and organised a symposium at the V&A as part of InTRANSIT festival and “All of this belongs to you”. We invited a number of artists and community activists to present extracts of work exploring the notion of artistic and political utopias in performance. A limited edition catalogue of 200 was produced in the…

Whither the Avant Garde?

From a performance at “Whatever happened to the Avant Garde?” (Introduction) Whatever happened to the avant garde? As an artist and an activist that’s a big question. One that I wrestle with almost every day. In fact, it’s so big a question that it’s impossible to try and answer it in 5 minutes. So instead I’m going…

Future Cities Symposium

Great session:Whatever happened to the avant-garde? http://t.co/qocAp9sZOx with @artofnoises @cat_rossi @kimquazi #Artwatch @MTHSummerSchool — Austin Williams (@Future_Cities) September 14, 2014 I was delighted to be invited by architect, provocateur and writer Austin Williams of mantownhuman, to be a panellist in a debate on “Whatever happened to the avant garde?”. I first came across Austin being interviewed on Newsnight, back…

Archive: The Voice & Everything Else with Mikhail Karikis. Tate Modern (2009)

In 2009, I co-led a series of vocal workshops at Tate Modern with artist Mikhail Karikis, my friend and long-term collaborator in the Neo Futurist Collective. The project was part of the Futurist retrospective exhibition in 2009. We worked with a diverse group of performers over two weekends using the futurist manifestos as our starting point and took…

Orchestra of Ringtones (2013)

This Saturday at Jerwood Gallery Hastings I will be creating a participatory artwork entitled “Orchestra of Ringtones” using smartphones as recording and playback devices to respond to the permanent collection at the Jerwood. New commission by Clare Sheppeard on behalf of Creative Coast Funded by Arts Council England

The Listening Ears (2012)

I have been commissioned by Tate Britain to run a series of silent soundwalks or “Ear Walks” around the gallery as part of a participatory day of art events for families on June 9th 2012 for BP Saturdays: Tate Together. The Listening Ears (above) are the development of a design first proposed for Artists Don’t Bite…

Cerith Wyn Evans

As part of my role in the Interpretation Team at the De La Warr Pavilion, I recently conducted a series of silent soundwalks with the public around the building which explored the relationship between sound and public space. Cerith Wyn Evans describes the exhibition as a “love letter to the building”, and this is my response…

Bobby Does Bexhill

Now that the secret’s out, I can reveal that I am indeed “Bobby America”… Bobby America is a creation as part of my role in the Interpretation Team at the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill-on-Sea. Bobby is a fictional survivor of Andy Warhol’s (late) Factory days – a former model and bit part actor who now…

One minute Berlin rain

Minute of Listening is a creative learning project through which Sound and Music hopes to enable every child in the country to gain access to a huge diversity of music and sound and, for sixty seconds each day, to focus on the richness and enjoyment of the act of listening. I am very happy to be…

MA Digital Media Arts Brighton

The last two days have seen my annual pilgrimage to Grand Parade in Brighton to guest lecture on the MA Digital Media Arts course run by the excellent Sue Gollifer. It’s always a pleasure working with this group and this year is no exception. They came a long way in such a short time; from our initial…

Visiting Lecturer #2

Sue Gollifer invited me back for a second year to work with her MA Digital Media students at Brighton University. Thanks Sue! A great bunch of people to work with – very focussed and motivated; that’s the beauty of working with postgrads…

Visiting Lecturer #1

A lovely autumn day at Edge Hill University, just outside Liverpool, working with a small group of BA Performing Arts students… They created some interesting work and were extremely receptive. Thanks to the talented Karen Lauke for hosting the day.