24 – 31 May 2009
Could the background sounds and peripheral visual elements of everyday life, which often go unnoticed on a conscious level, affect our interpretation of reality and our patterns of thought? “Recycled Frequencies” explores the creative use or appropriation of those background sounds and images.
This exhibition has been coordinated to open in conjunction with HUB Life which is a fringe element to 2009’s HUB Festival.
Disinformation is an experimental music and sound art project. Literalising the metaphor of “creative spark”, Disinformation’s core repertoire consists of DJ sets, sound installations, concerts and lectures based on the creative potential of electrical noise from lightning, solar-magnetic storms, live mains electricity, Information Technology and industrial hardware, and forms of “artificial lightning” such as flash, strobe and welding systems.
Since making the transition into gallery exhibiting, Disinformation has reached audiences far larger than those associated with the underground experimental noise scene – exhibiting at the Hayward Gallery, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Sonar festival, an MTV Awards party, and solo exhibitions at venues including Fabrica, Q Arts in Derby, and The Huddersfield Art Gallery.
Marianne Holm Hansen works with a focus on the role of memory within interpretation, she works through personal histories and within public collections to consider how experience is divergently formed and disseminated through system, image and language. From here, she is interested in making visible how particular versions of memory is, or can be, re-presented and re-interpreted, to maintain or to shift personal and collective understandings of sites and situations.
Her work has been shown across America and Europe and she has held international residencies in the UK, USA, France and, most recently, Serbia. She is currently a visiting artist and lecturer to Goldsmiths, University of London, Tate Britain and The British Library.
James Kent is a researcher in sonic arts at Liverpool John Moores University exploring sound art in immersive environments. Examining the importance of immersive gallery spaces within contemporary sound art: drawing influences from artists such as sound recordist BJ Nilsen and composer Erik Satie.
“This work entitled 0.5, which refers to the spilt second when you walk past someone in conversation and can catch a word or part of a conversation and you will not take any notice until a word or an expression catches your attention . Each sound piece recorded is that spilt second captured using different recording equipment such as an iPod, mobile phone and location recorders, each device giving a unique quality.”
Olga Koroleva is a London based artists currently studying at Wimbledon College of Art. She works with film, video and sound to create site–specific installations that reflect the psychological atmosphere of the space, as well as her own everyday experiences. Completed in an open-ended manner her pieces are sometimes presentations of a situation –‘ready-mades’ as opposed to carefully crafted works. For example, silent film is an audio piece, which uses a recording made during the viewing of an actual silent film in a cinema and 3D Light is a site-specific video projection taking the source of light as its subject.
La Pluma Eléctri*k (The Electri*k pen) was born in the neighbourhood of Lavapiés, Madrid in 2005 and defines itself as “a multidisciplinary group which acts in different art facets, fevered, mad and creative”. It is a group which “experiments with, learns from and works on the book as an artistic concept”, creating both book-objects with recycled elements as well as radio programmes and exhibitions. This stance is common to the bulk of independent publications, which normally emphasises the creativity inherent in all of their proposals and the dissatisfaction with the scope of conventional publications, which leads them to radicalise their creative and multidisciplinary position.
Exhibitions, gatherings and even concerts often take place in the “Unexpected Gallery”, the flat of an unsuspecting friend during his absence – the flat is then returned to normal. Always with an impression of extravagance, of genuine and original underground, from fourth floor of the district Lavapies they dare to imagine a world full of ideas, creations and magic. For Recycled Frequencies Wolstenholme Projects have invited La Pluma Eléctri*k for their first UK exhibition.
Richard O’Sullivan is an artist in new media. He graduated from the M.F.A. program in Film Production/ Direction at U.C.L.A Film School in Los Angeles (University of California at L.A.), he is currently a lecturer in Media Production at Aberystwyth University. He makes films that explore visual perception, the contrast between the recorded image, and the image in the eye-brain (the ‘other’ image). ’The Other Image’ is the image that exists only in that place between the eye and the brain. It’s the perceived image, which differs from the recorded image that exists as information, as zeros and ones, on the tape or DVD. Thus it is the ’other’ image, and not the one which actually ’exists’ – a ghost image, a phantom of the brain.