8-30 September 2017 - Opening 7 September 6pm
Multichannel sound and video installation works in embedded structures.
Right from the point of entry to the gallery, the works and constructions in Locate Yourself makes tangible the ways in which we locate ourselves in architectural space, large-scale geographical space, social space and especially how we locate ourselves in our immediate personal space.
Each of the pieces in Locate Yourself work together to highlight the different ways in which we orient ourselves and respond to location and context. The exhibition underscores the ways in which air and weather, perception and architecture frame and affect physical experience and navigation – not only where you are but also how you engage with it when you are there.
Locate Yourself is Curgenven's first solo exhibition of multiple works, presenting an overview of his spatial research over the past ten years. The exhibition is a selection of new installations alongside existing works plus interactive and video works derived from his recent critically acclaimed albums 'SIRENE', 'They tore the earth and, like a scar, it swallowed them' & 'Climata'.
Installation works in Locate Yourself:
Babel – 10 channel audio comprising 1000+ tongue twisters in 30 languages. Embedded in a 60sq.m central maze that is the gallery’s sole point of entry.
Dances & Airs – selection of 2 channel HD video works + 2.1ch sound from Climata, Oltre & SIRENE - filmed in Patagonia, Cornwall & the largest flowering plants in the world (100m tall, Tasmania).
Bardo – 3.1 channel audio in a darkened space.installations/they-tore-3chan-video/
They tore the earth… - 3 channel video + 2.1ch sound in 3m cube – filmed in the Australian desert, exploring first-person themes of settler colonialism.
Unbalanced Architecture – physically engaging architectural concepts via subsonic sound with 4 individual soundtracks to 4 architectural collages.
Climata interactive sound atlas – showcasing the project recorded entirely in 15 Turrell Skyspaces.
Locate Yourself will be part of Sounds from a Safe Harbour Festival, Culture Night 2017 and Open House Cork – Celebrating Architecture in the City.
Published on 26 August 2017