Voices In The Landscape
Lemn Sissay Graeme Miller
Curated by Nora Hickey, Artistic Director of Mermaid Arts Centre, this group exhibition features video work by artists with an interest in rural and urban landscapes, who through the medium of the voice explore their relationship with these land and townscapes. Artists such as Richard T. Walker address the landscape directly, and yet just as the Romantic hero is dwarfed by the landscape, the artist feels alienated by the landscape as his voice goes unheard and unanswered.
Other artists opt for more subtle interventions in the landscape, with Aileen Lambert for example, humanising and giving a voice to the wind. In other instances, it is the land itself that speaks to us. Jesse Jones places an opera singer in an urban environment. This exhibition questions the way in which we perceive our built and natural environments, and urges us to consider how we position ourselves in relation to these landscapes.
The opening on 11 March includes live performance by vocal trio Ergodos Voices of excerpts from The Sun Also Rises composed by Benedict Schlepper-Connolly (18 mins)
Curator’s Talk: Sat 27 March, 2.30pm
Artists: Jesse Jones, Aileen Lambert, Graeme Miller, Benedict Schlepper-Connolly, Lemn Sissay, Richard T. Walker
Date and time
11 March – 4 April 2010
This is now a past event.