Programme of works – Tuesday 27th November 2018
1: Niamh Forbes & Katherine Ka Yi Liu
Title: My reticence does not mean I surrender
Synopsis: Forbes and Liu present a collaborative-recorded text, which is based
on the intersections and contrasts between the artists’ writing practices.
Forbes employs sculpture, text, and metapoetics to explore the ‘I’ in relation to
another while Liu initiates an on-going investigation through her/their practice
to navigate and contemplate the connotations of the body and mind of colour.
Duration: 3 minutes 9
Biography: Niamh Forbes (1991 – 2018) was a Glasgow based artist. Her work
encompasses relational sculptures, texts, and publications. Her concerns
involve relationship triangles between words, objects, and them consumers of
Katherine Ka Yi Liu (b. 1989, Los Angeles) distinguishes herself as an Asian
woman who stands robustly as a contemporary artist and activist. Liu grew up
mostly in Hong Kong where she began her studies in the Fine Art department
at the Hong Kong Arts School.
Web: glasgowopenhousearts.co.uk/artists/niamh-forbes http://www.gurlstalk.com/
2: Mark Vernon
Title: Frozen Palms
Synopsis: Monaural verbal stimuli of forgotten provenance. A track from the
cassette ‘Orphaned Works’ on Research Laboratories. Featuring the voice of
Duration: 1 minute 54
Biography: Mark Vernon is a Glasgow based artist whose work exists on the
fringes of sound art, experimental music and broadcasting. At the core of his
practice lies a fascination with the disembodied intimacy of the recorded voice,
environmental sound, obsolete media and the re-appropriation of found
recordings. A keen advocate of radio as an art form, he co-runs Glasgow art
radio station, Radiophrenia and has produced programmes for stations
3: Emma & Hashim
Title: Funny Crisp
Synopsis: Borne out of a game I used to play when bored – who can name the
funniest crisp? This recording aims to answer crisp-related questions such as
“what is funny?” and “what is normal?” and sometimes even “what is a crisp?”.
All crisps are real.
Duration: 4 minutes 16
Biography: This is the first time we have collaborated on a piece. United by our
love of crisps and occasionally divided by our understanding of what is funny.
4: Steve Urquhart
Title: Poppy Factory
Synopsis: Various sounds of poppies being produced at Lady Haig’s Poppy
Factory, Edinburgh, in preparation for the Armistice Centenary (2018):
0’00” paper cutting; 1’50” silk cutting, 3’57” crimping, 4’40” stapling &
producing cardboard boxes, 6’20” rummaging through boxes of poppies. With
grateful thanks to Lady Haig’s Poppy Factory, and Poppyscotland.
Biography: Radio producer and sound artist Steve Urquhart creates shortform
and long-form features for the BBC, the ABC, as well as KCRW’s
Unfictional, In The Dark (UK) and others.
5: Chin Li
Title: Winter Poetry 2: The Burning Bush
Synopsis: Life is made up of stories – when stories are being told, they might
seem unreal, but if you’re living the story, its reality hits you hard and it is
impossible to escape.
Duration: 3 minutes 8
Biography: Chin Li was an NHS clinical psychologist for many years, but is now
focusing on writing, and also dabbling in other forms of creative expression
such as audio work.
6: Buhduzit (Matija Mikovic)
Title: Memory Cloud
Synopsis: Explores the different faces of developments in Virtual Reality. A
dystopian setting where VR is sold as a service and clients can escape reality.
Duration: 6 minutes 3
Biography: Work with moments – in life and in music..
Web: firstname.lastname@example.org https://soundcloud.com/buhduzit
7: Matt Hulse
Title: Notes From A North Korean Tour Bus
Synopsis: For three years I lived in Beijing. I worked part-time as a tour leader
for a British tour company, taking international tourists into North Korea. This
is my brief account of one New Year’s Eve trip, including field recordings from
the Kim Il-Sung Square Ice Sculpture Festival, Pyongyang Central Station and
KTV (karaoke) on board the bus.
Duration: 4 minutes 50
Biography: Artist working with film, photography, words and performance.
“Really, you are almost a little bit famous in former East Germany!” (Berlin cab
Web: Naked Pictures: instagram.com/thisismatthulse
8: Barry Burns
Title: Graham Dangerfield: Effects One to Nine
Synopsis: From the ebay listing: “Job lot of reel to reel tapes from the estate of
the late Grahame Dangerfield. who was a wildlife specialist in the 1960s until
his death. A very rare find hidden for 30 years behind a wall”.
Duration: 9 minutes
9: Zoe Beaudry
Title: Let Me Just Smother You
Synopsis: Old friends reunite to drink alcohol and talk smack about their
boyfriends’ intrusions on their sleeping habits..
Duration: 3 minutes 56
Biography: Zoe Beaudry is a visual artist (usually) from East Lansing, Michigan,
who likes to paint and stealthily record the people closest to her.
Web: http://www.zoebeaudry.com @zoebeaudry_art
10: Tony Morris
Title: Flatulating with Jerry Lee
Synopsis: It typifies my creative process at its best (in my opinion, obviously).
Namely: a bottle of wine doing its work safely inside me; a song comes on my
iPod at random; I’m overwhelmed with drunken inspiration and overconfidence;
I start singing or vocalising over the top of it; convinced I’m onto
something I rush upstairs and relive the event using Ableton; and within 20
minutes of having had the original inspiration the track is foolishly up on
Soundcloud for the world to hear; fast forward to the following morning and it’s
“Oh no! What have I done? Will I never learn, etc etc.”
Duration: 3 minutes 56
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