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Lawrence Abu Hamdan: Materiality

SOUNDWORKS: Touring Talks

28 Jun 20126 Sep 2012

Join artists, curators and other cultural practitioners on a tour through SOUNDWORKS . Each tour offers a unique perspective on the exhibition, both in the gallery space and online. The online touring talks are a selection of works taken from SOUNDWORKS by a guest narrator, and published on our Blog.

Gallery Talks:

Lawrence Abu Hamdan
Thursday 28 June, 6.30pm - ICA Galleries
Please note: The ICA Galleries are closed to the public who have not booked this tour.

Lawrence Abu Hamdan is an artist based in London, his work is chiefly concerned with the politics of listening and the object quality of sound. Abu Hamdan’s first solo exhibition The Freedom Of Speech Itself (2012) at The Showroom London is part of the ongoing Aural Contract project which has also been presented at Homeworks 5 Beirut (2010) and WYSPA IS Gdansk (2011). Other works include Model Court at Chisenhale Gallery London (2011) and Marches for Artangel, London (2008). His hybridised practice means that he has written for Cabinet Magazine and the 10th Sharjah Biennial and is now developing a radio documentary trilogy commissioned by The Showroom London, Casco Utrecht and as part of a Phd at the Centre for Research Architecture Goldsmiths College. Abu Hamdan is part of the group running Batroun Projects, Lebanon and 113 Dalston Lane in London.

ICA Student Forum
Thursday 6 September, 6.30pm - ICA Galleries
Members of the ICA Student Forum will lead a performative touring talk of the Bruce Nauman: Days exhibition and SOUNDWORKS. Led by Kate Mahony and Cameron Foote.
The ICA Student Forum is a long-term project that offers students the opportunity to shape and develop public events in response to the ICA’s programme of exhibitions, film screenings, performances and public events.


The online touring talks are a selection of works taken from SOUNDWORKS by a guest narrator, and published on our Blog.

Tim Skinner
Thursday 19 July, 6.30pm Tim Skinner on the ICA Blog
Layers and repetition have always dominated Tim Skinner’s work, whether working in video, sound or oil paints. Video and the complexity of modern software allows the artist ultimate freedom, and works for him just like a canvas, open to all impossibilities.

Patricia Esquivias
Thursday 2 August, 6.30pm Patricia Esquivias on the ICA Blog
Patricia Esquivias (Caracas, 1979) creates videos that link images drawn from diverse sources, creating fragmented narratives that present interpretations of the everyday as well as of historical events. Employing low-fi technology and a decidedly DIY aesthetic, Esquivias’s videos may seem improvised and typically involve the artist filming herself as she clicks through slide presentations on her laptop or manually selects and displays photographs, computer printouts, handwritten notes, magazine pages, and other ephemera, which serve as visual references for her stream-of-consciousness monologues.

Helen Brown
Thursday 16 August, 6.30pm Helen Brown on the ICA Blog
Helen Brown's work explores methods of presentation, reception and interpretation of artworks. Looking at aspects of communication, perception and audience engagement, recent work has explored the limitations of mass communication systems when used as platforms for dissemination and interpretation by galleries and as tools of critique by art critics and journalists.


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