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Luke Fowler  Ridges on the Horizontal Plane, Collaboration with Toshiya Tsunoda 2010-11. Photos Michael Wolchover. Courtesy the Artist, The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow and Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne

Part I: Luke Fowler: Notes within Vibrations (Spatial Response to the ICA Archive)

14 Sep 2012

Our most recent artist in residence, 2012 Turner Prize nominee Luke Fowler presents Notes within Vibrations (Spatial Response to the ICA Archive), a work-in-progress that represents the culmination of his residency. Over the summer months Fowler responded to the opportunity of the ICA residence by exploring the archival recordings from the our renowned music, performance and talks programs.

Using the taped voice as his primary sound source, Fowler spent several weeks generating source material by projecting the voice back into the building using different microphone positions and techniques, as well as electronic treatments through a Serge modular synthesizer.

Fowler’s composition eventually honed in on two archival sources which resonate with his past film work: a talk by composer Cornelius Cardew for a series on Marxism and Culture, held at the ICA in 1974, and an introductory lecture for the Alienation season (1973) by cultural theorist Raymond Williams. These prescient moments resounded through a variety of acoustic spaces within the architecture of the building including its galleries, offices, kitchens and cinemas.

Raymond Williams appears briefly in Fowler’s most recent work The Poor Stockinger, The Luddite Cropper and the Deluded Followers of Joanna Southcott which screens at the ICA on 10 October in Experimenta at the ICA, part of the London Film Festival 2012.

In addition to Fowler’s live sound installation, curator William Rose screens a selection of moving image work from and related to the ICA. The screening includes films by Dara Birnbaum, The Boyle Family, Marcel Broodthaers, Catherine Elwes, Ken Jacobs, Derek Jarman, Kurt Kren and Cerith Wyn Evans.

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