Oram Awards: Vivienne Griffin / OULAN
The Northern Lights Project is delighted to present a series of concerts at Accidental Theatre by former Oram Awards winners.
December’s event will feature both Vivienne Griffin & OULAN
Born in Dublin, based in London and New York, Griffin makes sculptures, drawings and audio works in their anti-disciplinary practice. The voice, vernacular language and noise are used in text works (2D and aural) and free poetic form is applied to assemblages of objects (found and made).
They are currently focussing on the problematics of hyperindividualism in a new body of work and the uses of sound (and/or silence), dance music, meditation, singing and podcasts as means of transcendence of the self.
Their work seeks emancipation from the apathy of banality: entangled with everyday life it implicates the ordinary as rare.
OULAN combines the sonic forces of Loula Yorke (electronics) and Una Lee (vocals), co-recipients of the Oram Award 2020.
This exciting collaboration inspires the two artists to bring their best elements to the improvisational table: Lee's sublime vocal work navigates in real-time through her diverse musical languages, arriving in an eerie envelopment of Yorke's ephemeral, aleatoric electronics, producing a dynamic, colourful yet intimate soundscape.