This work was made while the artist was on exchange in Finland, lost in a forest and with no means of communication.
Lauren is in the undergraduate Sculpture department at the Slade.
Bridge, String, Melon
watermelon, string, bridge, valley
Site-specific installation: Watermelon suspended on a string from a road bridge near Rethymnon, Crete.
The traffic on the road over the bridge, and the wind blowing through the valley made the string vibrate and sing.
This work was made whilst on the Slade Utopia Residency in Crete.
E75 road bridge and valley, Rethymnon, Crete, Greece, July 2009
British sound artist and musician Sam Belinfante came to Taos with one mission: to seek out and possibly record the Taos Hum. With a month behind him, Belinfante has fallen in love with Taos’ “sonic landscape” and is now heading back to England with about 20 hours of footage and audio from the area to make a film.
Shot and edited by Tina Larkin for The Taos News Media Center April 2009.
Belinfante’s trip was funded by the Slade School of Fine Art
To see the newspaper article, please go to Taos News.
Shot and edited in the desert town of Zagora, Morroco on a residency in the summer of 2008, this animation creates an oblique narrative using available light. Composed of a series of static shots; the edit traverses the town, revealing an uncanny and escalating rhythm which is apparently common to all the lights in the town. The soundtrack made up of a mix of field recordings and designed sounds shifts between foley and music, mirroring our shifting perception of the space: pulsing with an Otherness which fails to make itself known, in a work which is both formally playful and ambivalent about its message.
An underwater microphone lead into Jökulsárlón lagoon – an outlet glacial lagoon of Vatnajökull, filled with icebergs – connected to an amplifier, and a mobile-phone, which created a live phone line to the glacier. The number +44(0)7757001122 could be called from any telephone in the world, the listener put through to Vatnajökull. A white neon sign of the phone number hung in the gallery space.
6th–13th June 2007, Slade School of Fine Art
2 April – 1 June 2008, Modern Art Oxford, Encounters Katie Paterson
For more information on this and other words see Katie’s website.