A Polyphonic Essay on Intimacy and Distance

Ross, A. and Meikle, G. (2016) A Polyphonic Essay on Intimacy and Distance. [Exhibitions]

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Abstract

A Polyphonic Essay on Intimacy and Distance is a performance, presentation and discussion on themes relating to the concepts of intimacy and distance from a curatorial and artistic perspective. A dual presentation by curators Alexandra Ross and Gayle Meikle incorporating commissioned /selected artworks by artists working with sound art/the spoken word. The commissioned artworks will be unveiled to both the curators and the audience simultaneously. This format will agitate expected conventions and the mediated response of presenting artworks to an audience. Introducing a live, spontaneous element of performance in which the curators will respond in the moment to the artworks presented by one another. After listening and responding to these artworks, the curators will construct a polyphonic essay-the content of which will take the form of prepared audio clips, interjections /thoughts from the audience, gathered quotations, and other preparatory material collected by each curator. We encourage members of the audience to engage in and add to the conversation. We invite you to interject in the unfolding exchange and have provided a roving mic to do so. This event is intended to arouse the sonic sense. Within this handout we have supplied an eye mask for each of you, which you may wish to use to block out the visual, should you so desire.

Item Type:Exhibitions
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Ross, Dr Alexandra
Authors: Ross, A., and Meikle, G.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts > History of Art
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