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Mar 9

FADE (undercurrents)

March 9, 2023, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Sam Williams and Lauren Craig host an active listening workshop exploring words and sounds in relation to William’s current exhibition.

FADE in… bring a track, podcast clip, sonic inspiration or aural delight…

In the mix… Feel free to have lights off, candles burning, scents diffusing, dancing feet, enquiring minds…

FADE out… Feel free to leave as you need, just give us a sign…

As part of the public programme for Deep in The Eye and The Belly, Lauren Craig and Sam Williams will host FADE (currents), an active listening workshop exploring words and sounds connected to themes surrounding the exhibition.

FADE began as a series of online group listening gatherings hosted by Lauren Craig and Sam Williams during the lockdown periods of the Covid-19 pandemic. Now, for the first time, it will take place as an experimental hybrid online and in person session at San Mei Gallery.

Participants are invited to bring audio material connected to the themes below (including but not limited to music, sound recording, texts…) which the group will explore together with an open invitation to respond through discussion, drawing, writing or any other means (privately or shared).

Themes of the workshop include: Water / Oceans / Cetaceans / Futures / Community / Climate / Survival / Queerness / Capital / Bodies / Bodies as worlds / Transformation / Memory / Response/Ability

About Lauren Craig

Lauren Craig is a social-media shy, internet-curious cultural futurist based in London. Her auto-ethno-therapeutic approach draws on her experiences as an artist/curator and researcher. Inspired by archives, lived experience and futurity, her creative practice transverses curation, performance, installation, experimental art writing, moving image and photography.

Lauren is driven by a desire to build collaborative and caring experiences and ethical cultural memory. Her work as a full-spectrum doula and celebrant adds to her interest in contemporary celebration and commemoration. She has founded and directed six creative organisations centring ethical, social and environmental entrepreneurship as well as reproductive justice and care.

Her current work, On the Tip of My Tongue (2023), is a large-scale public art installation and performance in a 360-degree 20m immersive dome. Engaging in slow listening, Lauren rendered, protected and nourished the deposits of five creative people of colour in this nine-part interactive and collaborative work. The project includes a 40min performance featuring a ten-piece metal and 13-piece hand-blown glass sonic sculpture, interactive textiles, traditional quilting, a moving image projection, soundtrack and 3D custom design. Closing with geo-located ‘audio collages’, abstract soundscapes and interviews were made accessible to audiences in Plymouth city centre and along regional coastal paths. The project was co-curated with talking on corners.

This event has been organised in conjunction with Sam Williams’s exhibition Deep in The Eye and The Belly (Part One) at San Mei Gallery (23 February—8 April 2023).

Details

Date:
March 9, 2023
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/fade-undercurrents-tickets-541256461647

Venue

San Mei Gallery
39a Loughborough Road
London, England SW9 7TB United Kingdom

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