Proud of being amongst this group of women. Three screen shots of Sounding Underground are being exhibited here: L’affichiste, Lirio Popular, and While you Wait. These are accompanied by gardens in summer, roots of strings in white sand, warming hands and faces in vibrant colours, and elegant women’s heads drawings and sculptures. Stills from performances, life and more life and its cycles. The music “The Horns of Hathor” (Pauline Oliveros and IONE) joins this video-dream.
Sounding Underground exhibition in Cities Methodologies 2011!
Inaugurated in 2009, CitiesMethodologies showcases innovative methods in urban research.
Visitors to Cities Methodologies encounter diverse methods of urban research in
juxtaposition – from archival studies to statistical analyses, practice-led art, architectural and
design work to oral history, writing, walking, performances, film-making and photography.
Cities Methodologies promotes cross- and inter-disciplinary work, and showcases recent
research on a wide range of cities.
Participants are drawn from right across UCL, as well as from De Montfort University, CUNY,
University of Edinburgh, Goldsmiths, Harvard Graduate School of Design, Humboldt
Universität Berlin, LSE, University of Manchester, National University of the Arts, Bucharest,
Queen Mary’s University of London, and the University of Westminster.
EXHIBITION AND EVENTS: 4 to 7 May 2011
Weds 4 May, 18.30 to 21.00
Thurs 5 May, 10.00 to 20.00
Friday 6 May, 10.00 to 20.00
Saturday 7 May, 10.00-13.00
Venue: Slade Research Centre, Woburn Square, London, WC1H 0AB.
All events are free. No booking required except where stated.
Programme updates: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/urbanlab/en2/index.php?page=3.0.0
Sounding Underground participated in the Media Active Festival on March 30th, 2011 at 7pm in Towson University’s Union!
The second and third rewarding presentations for “Sounding Underground” took place in Boston, MA, within the “Riders on the Train” exhibition curated by Nance Davies in Axiom Gallery. The Axiom Gallery is situated right on top of the Green St. station of the Bostonian metro “T” . The rumbling of the trains are heard and felt every five or ten minutes depending on the hour of the day. Cell phone pictures are the welcoming view from outside on the wall of the exhibition, divided by a video of meeting trains, go and return, created by Nance Davies. Interactive, audiovisual, video, photographic, graphic, text, and sound works bring the powerful experience of underground transport systems in one place, as perceived from artists from all over the world. On the 20th of November, I had the pleasure to participate of an artists’ talk where we had the chance to share our creation processes with the community. Personal motivations meet the political, social and symbolic contexts of these underground environments. This is a very rich and sensual exhibition that, if you have the good luck of being in Boston, and if you are or have been a commuter in public transportation… you must go!
Earlier in the day, I attended to the Studio for Interrelated Media at MASSart college to deliver a talk to students of Sound Art and Technology. I had a very enjoyable time listening to students talk about Boston’s commuting experiences, motivated by my talk about Sounding Underground and the experiences of London, Mexico DF and Paris commuters. The experience of listening to their commuting in Boston starts… and in a future it hopefully will be linked and accessed via Sounding Underground!
Thanks to Nance Davies for this amazing opportunity.