‘Platform’ MRes Exhibition at JMU



An exhibition of work by M.Res. postgraduate researchers from the Liverpool School of Art and Design, Liverpool John Moores University, presenting investigations into the fields of curatorial practice, sonic arts, and art and design history.

Liverpool School of Art and Design, 68 Hope Street Gallery
19th – 25th September
Monday-Thursday 10.00-18.00
Friday 10.00-16.00 (Closed Saturday and Sunday)
Private View: Monday 22 September 18.00-20.00

Despite the variety of the research practice, re-contextualisation is a theme running through the work. The re-appropriation of objects that otherwise may be overlooked or ignored are represented in O’Hare’s painting of found objects, Key’s hand-scrawled course notes, Kent’s found sound-units and Kenny’s displacement of sound, technology and functionality.

Moira Kenny investigates the problems of sound seepage faced by curators when exhibiting audio. She presents installation and film curation including Soundland made by Dave Vevers.

‘Ideas are one thing and what happens is another.’ John Cage

James Kent investigates the phenomena of immersive sound in art and presents a collection of field recordings recorded over the past eight months exploring sound and its hidden components.

Rebecca Key examines artist’s myth and associated value systems within the institution. She presents personal notes collated during her M.Res. course illustrating background character narrative.

John O’Hare explores the creative intervention in derelict sites. He presents a series of images depicting the ambiguity of change through the transformation of objects that have become obsolete, alongside painted wooden pallets which can be viewed as symbols of movement and change.