Sound and the Urban Environment (2)

For those of you in Brighton and planning to visit the exhibition in the next week – a) It’s been extended by 2 days, so is now on until June 5th b) If you specifically want to hear my work then visit the gallery at the following times: 12.47 and 15.47 Mon-Fri 10.47 and 13.47 Sat &…

Revolution #10 (2015)

Revolution #10 started life as a commission in 2014 for the InTRANSIT festival in London. On a campaign stall on the Portobello Road, I interviewed the public about the importance of democracy.  The work expresses the divergent views of members of the public in the run-up to a General Election and reflects the messiness and competing noises of democracy…

In A Shetland Landscape research trip

I have just returned from a research trip to the Shetland Isles with ceramist J Kay Aplin. We have a residency booked at Scalloway Booth on the island next August and then an exhibition at Da Gadderie in Shetland Museum in April 2016 and so this was an opportunity for me to get to know…

The Growing Manual (Seoul Museum of Art)

In 2014, Neo Futurist Collective, the artist group I founded in 2007, was invited to be part of a group exhibition at Seoul Museum of Art curated by John Reardon and Hyemin Son. The Growing Manual featured grassroots arts collectives from around the world, working at the intersection of art and activism. Each collective chose a text and a plant…

The Gentrification Suite

“EASY LISTENING AS ART PRACTICE” In the guise of my alter ego Giuseppe Marinetti, I have today released a digital mini album of songs that blends latin and swing music with political lyrics in a radical collage of quotations. Created as part of The Ballad of Skinny Lattes and Vintage Clothing, the album is entitled The…

Shoreditchification

Journalist Alex Proud appeared to coin the word in an article for the Telegraph dated January 2014, “Why the Shoreditchification of London must stop”. The term however originally comes from a song of the same name, created as part of my six movement noise opera “The Ballad of Skinny Lattes and Vintage Clothing” launched in July 2013; seen here on YouTube.

The Ballad of Skinny Lattes and Vintage Clothing, University of Surrey (2014)

Pictures from an Exhibition… A chance to re-imagine the original sound installation of “The Ballad of Skinny Lattes and Vintage Clothing”. The audience were given headphones and an iPod and invited to explore the related objects and displays to create their own narrative of gentrification, artists and the international money markets. Lewis Elton gallery, University of…

The Growing Manual

Neo Futurist Collective (the artist group I founded in 2008) is delighted to be included in a new publication entitled The Growing Manual. The Growing Manual works with data from artist-run collectives across the world to create an archive, a limited edition artwork, a temporary growing experiment, a publication. This is a collaborative project involving artist-run collectives /…

Knitting Time, Touch Art Fair (2013)

The first ever Touch Art Fair in London this week included the audio-descriptive sound installation from Knitting Time by myself and Colin Hambrook. This celebration of haptic art included work by Jake and Dinos Chapman and was held at a former BBC building on Marylebone High St.

Kinetica Art Fair

A film of the performance with the Sonic Baton at Kinetica Art Fair 2013 in London. All the sounds used were originally recorded at the Private View and are controlled live in performance by the movement of the baton.

Framework Afield – Art of Noises

On 7th April 2013, the Framework Afield Edition about the Art of Noises manifesto was first broadcast on Resonance FM. You can listen to the podcast here.

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

Squeezing profit from the moment

Squeezing profit from the moment from Joseph Young on Vimeo. My new Super 8 film “Squeezing Profit from the Moment” is available now on Vimeo. The film was made as part of the R&D phase of The Ballad of Skinny Lattes and Vintage Clothing. #skinnyvintage

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…

Gold Dust (Cdr)

A limited edition CDR on Slightly Off Kilter was released this Monday, documenting last year’s headphone concert series at The Ceramic House. The CD features performances by myself, Paul Khimasia Morgan, Michalis Mavronas, Neil Luck, Jon Aveyard and Marcus Leadley. It is superbly recorded and packaged and sounds exquisite on headphones. Yours for  £7.99 via…

Concerto for Brutalist Buildings

Myself and Peter Faulkner, in our role as artist:agitators The NeoFuturist Collective, were invited to act as hosts for an ambitious site-specific performance at the former Commonwealth Institute building in Kensington High Street. The result was a suite of works celebrating the history and architecture of this splendid modernist icon, Concerto for Brutalist Buildings. Fruit for the…

Exquisite Corpse @ Soundfjord

I’m going to Soundfjord tonight for the opening of Exquisite Corpse, as one of the exhibiting artists. It’s a group sound show inspired by the Surrealist practice of Exquisite Corpse, using common rules and starting points (similar to the parlour game of Consequences). In this case an artist makes a piece of work and then passes it onto the…

The End of Listening (2011)

The End of Listening (ReAwakening of a City #5) a&e gallery, Cheltenham Place, BRIGHTON. Jan 7th – 23rd (weekends only) In this latest solo work, I have created an immersive sound installation for iPods at a&e gallery in Cheltenham Place, Brighton. You are invited to download the work at home and then bring along your iPod/iPhone/mp3 player…

Active Crossover II, Furthernoise

“Active Crossover II, Various Artists” (review) Founded by Bristol (UK) based sound artist Simon Whetham, Active Crossover started in 2008 from a residency in Tallinn, Estonia, as guests of the Non Grata Collective. Presenting workshops in field recording and composition, it culminated in Whetham working with John Grzinich, providing a live sound track to a performance by renowned Estonian artist…