OUT OF ISOLATION // Monday 14 September – Friday 30 October 2020 // UCA Canterbury, Kent, UK
I’m participating in a group exhibition at the University for the Creative Arts in Canterbury. Curated by Georgina Scott OUT OF ISOLATION showcases work that has been produced by UCA students, graduates and members of staff during lockdown.
“Since the end of March this year, we have all been forced to live our lives differently. We haven’t had the freedom to go where we like, to see who we like and to use the resources and spaces that are usually available to us. We have all had to adapt to living a more limited lifestyle and to be resourceful with our time, space and materials in our homes. This has led to a unique and vital period of reflection; on our own lives, on others’ lives and the world we are currently living in. The enforced lockdown has changed the way we create. We have been challenged to adapt the ways we make and have produced new and innovative artworks that directly respond to our isolated circumstances, creating a record of the different experiences of these unprecedented times.”
Above an installation view of music for voices, my piece in the show. In accordance with government guidance the exhibition is open to internal UCA staff and students only – but you can listen to my lockdown lullabies here:
music for voices Gabor Stark, 2020 tracks & voice samples sound is acting // John Cage in ‘Écoute’, a film by Miroslav Sebestik (1992) für florian // Florian Schneider in an interview with Brazilian TV (1998) sad and beautiful world // Roberto Benigni and Tom Waits in ‘Down by Law’, a film by Jim Jarmusch (1986) wide deep lake // David Byrne reading from the introduction to his book ‘How Music Works’ (2012) asche der traum von sieben meisterwerken // Heiner Müller reading his poem ‘Herzkranzgefäß’ (1992) march // Percy Humphrey, bandleader of the Eureka Brass Band (1960s) john baldessari’s dog // John Baldessari and Tom Waits in ‘A Brief History of John Baldessari’ (2012) and we jumped into the sun // Colin McCredie reading ‘From a City Balcony’ by Edwin Morgan (2020) je me souviens d’un homme qui dort // Georges Perec reading excerpts from ‘Je me souviens’ (1978) and Ludmila Mikaël, narrator in ‘Un homme qui dort’, a film by Georges Perec and Bernard Queysanne (1974) dlya glavnogo // Lyrics & voice by Valeria Lissitzky (2020) I don't want to be interesting // Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1960s) in 'The Oral History of Modern Architecture' (1994) gente formidável // Lina Bo Bardi. Interview excerpt from LINA BO BARDI (1993), directed by Aurélio Michiles