Sounds Like Her – Gender, Sound Art and Sonic Cultures
July 13 – September 15
Woman artists from culturally diverse backgrounds explore sound as a subject and a medium in a ground-breaking exhibition.
Curated by Christine Eyene, known for her enquiry into feminist art and her research on sound art from an African perspective – Sounds Like Her sets out to broaden existing approaches to sound art and challenge the Eurocentric and patriarchal frameworks that have informed the discourse on sound art practice and continue to dominate the mainstream today.
The project brings together six women artists, each exploring sound as a medium or subject matter: Ain Bailey, Sonia Boyce OBE RA, Linda O’Keeffe, Christine Sun Kim, Madeleine Mbida and Magda Stawarska-Beavan.
Collectively the selected works represent sound in the broadest sense, exploring voice, noise, organic and synthetic sounds, rhythmic patterns, sonic structures and visual materialisation of sound. The result is a varied exhibition of mixed media bringing together audio, immersive installation, painting, print, drawing and video.
The exhibition is on loan from New Art Exchange.
**Very Special Free Event**
Saturday 13 July 2019, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Sounds Like Her curator Christine Eyene is joined by artists Sonia Boyce OBE RA, Ain Bailey and Linda O Keeffe to discuss the inspiration behind this project and the work presented in the exhibition. Find out more here.
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