The museum of ecoacoustic phenomena
A two-day event featuring sound installations, live performances and a ‘wireless headphone concert’. Organised by Ambrose Seddon, Marcus Leadley, David Rogers and Adrian Newton, ‘The museum of ecoacoustic phenomena’ looks at how objects and displays can tell stories of modern science by making ‘more of a noise’ than is usual in a museum. The artists collaboratively focus on ecoacoustics, ‘an emerging interdisciplinary field’ exploring sounds made by species in human-modified environments.
Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 May 2019, Bournemouth Natural Science Society Museum, 39 Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, BH1 3NS. www.a-n.co.uk/events/the-museum-of-ecoacoustic-phenomena
Up Is A Relative Concept
The launch of FOLD (Lab), a seven-week experimental and collaborative platform. Hosted by London nightclub FOLD, this new cross-disciplinary arts platform will show work by artists operating ‘at the forefront of hybrid artistic practices’. The launch event includes DJ sets by NTS Radio ‘enfant terrible’ SUE ZUKI, an immersive sound environment by Alicia Matthews and Robbie Thomson, live work from John Strutton, and ‘sound/vision/music/movement’ by Andrew Pierre Hart and Roxman Gatt. There’ll also be exhibited interventions by artists Richie Moment, Andrew Sunderland, Kamile Ofoeme and Kara Chin.
9 May 2019, FOLD, Gillian House, Stephenson St, London, E16 4SA. www.a-n.co.uk/events/up-is-a-relative-concept-fold-lab-launch
An exhibition by 12 artists at the end of their second year studying MA Fine Art at University of the West of England in Bristol. Offering a spectrum disparate practices, the show presents work made using varied media. For each artist, FOAM is also a chance to take stock and reflect on their work ‘at this crucial stage in their careers’. The artists are: Nicola Arnold, Sophie Berger, Poppy Boys-Stones, Andrew Brooks, Matthew Davis, Nicola Grellier, Molly Harcombe, Annie Lilygreen, Alice Sheppard Fidler, Rohaise Shorten, Trevor H. Smith, and Terry Silvester. Read our Blogger Q&A with Trevor H. Smith here.
3-8 May 2019, Centrespace Gallery, 6 Leonard Lane, Bristol, BS1 3QY. www.a-n.co.uk/events/foam-exhibition
The Countryside Through Art, 1945-1985
An exhibition of over 50 original prints and paintings by a wide range of artists. With a chance to purchase work, this show includes artwork by John Piper, a collection of over 20 prints by Robert Tavener, and colourful artworks by Garrick Palmer and Rowland Suddaby. The exhibition is organised by Fifties Art, who specialise in the collection and sale of mid-century artworks.
Until 9 May, Elmslie House, 8 Avenue Road, Great Malvern, WR14 3AG. www.a-n.co.uk/events/the-countryside-through-art-1945-1985
Anima Mundi Festival 2019
Mark Anthony Taylor will be taking part in the Anima Mundi Festival 2019, as part of the event ‘Rituals’, which takes place concurrently with the 58th Venice Biennale. The festival, which started in 1993 ‘with the aim of strengthening the animation sector in Brazil’, this year looks at three subjects which act as starting points for artists selected from an open call: ‘rituals’, ‘consciousness’ and ‘visions’. Taylor exhibits four artworks in tune with Anima Mundi’s goal to discover ‘multiple forms of hidden connections between the soul and the body, mankind and the natural elements, natural spaces and the cities’.
9 May to 5 July 2019, THE ROOM Gallery Venice, Calle Larga S. Marco, 374, 30124 Venice, Italy. www.a-n.co.uk/events/58th-biennale-venice
All of the above are taken from a-n’s Events listings section, featuring events posted by a-n’s members
1. ‘The museum of ecoacoustic phenomena’, 2019, event image
2. FOLD (Lab), 2019, event image
3. Artwork by Alice Sheppard Fidler, 2019
4. John Piper, Eastnor Castle, 1983, screenprint
5. Mark Anthony Taylor, TIME
More on a-n.co.uk:
a-n Degree Shows Guide 2019: 40-page guide with interviews and information on shows across the UK
A Q&A with… Sean Edwards, artist representing Wales at the 2019 Venice Biennale
Turner Prize 2019 shortlist: from sound as architecture to boundary-pushing painting