Spill Salon 1

Various Artists

Thu 21 Apr 2011

Hammerson Room, Barbican

What do we Hear when we Listen? What do we Listen to when we Hear?

In relation to sound based works in SPILL, Ashery invited for a joint conversation the artist, writer and curator Ian White, and Irene Revell, a co-director of Electra and part of the all-female noise/punk band Woolf. The discussion will evolve around the constructions and grids of soundscapes, and their expanded meanings in White’s and Revell’s works.

Ian White is a performance artist, writer and curator based in London and Berlin. Performances include collaborations with Jimmy Robert (at Tate Britain and STUK, Leuven and touring) and Emily Roysdon (at Chisenhale Gallery), a solo exhibition, Ibiza Black Flags Democracy at daadgalerie, Berlin and most recently Hinterhof in the group exhibition A Performance Project, Kunsthaus Bregenz. Curatorial projects include Emily Wardill for De Appel, Amsterdam and Kinomuseum and The Idea of the Self for the Oberhausen International Short Film Festival. His writing is published in numerous periodicals. He is the Facilitator of the LUX Associate Artists Programme.

Irene Revell joined London-based commissioning agency Electra in 2004. Amongst curating smaller scale exhibitions, performances and screening, she co-curated EPSRC funded Sound Escapes group exhibition (2009, SPACE, London), in collaboration with Angus Carlyle of CRISAP, London College of Communication; and The Wire 25 season of performances and events to mark The Wire Magazine’s 25th anniversary (2007, London). Irene came to the contemporary arts professionally, after a long involvement in the DIY music community, including setting up two independent record labels (Youth Club Tape Club, IRRK), and promoting live events including Ladyfest London 2002, and she still makes music with Woolf and the Corey Orbison. Irene graduated from Oxford University with a degree in Physics and an MA in Women’s Studies.

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