|Oosterlynck's 'Double écout'e' - Opus 166 2003|
|crys cole. Salt, mirrored by another grate playing sounds of salt being poured|
|Metamkine's set-up, before projectors are switched on|
|Konrad Smoleński "Everything Was Forever, Until It Was No More"|
People often ask 'What's the difference between a sound sculpture and an installation?' The best answer I've been able to give is that an installation interacts with the space and is site-specific, whereas a sculpture can be moved from spot to spot and will remain the same. It is mobile in intent, if you will.
South London Gallery, while ambitious, are subdued with this show - there's no trumpet playing at the entrance, no press release claiming to have shaped our artistic landscape. Yet the exciting live program that runs throughout the show includes some of the most bombastic sound artists of our time, including French film and sound projectionist collective Metamkine who burnt film live in the performance and used the film
|Pae White "Too much night, again"|
Sound is not just something you hear, it's a tool that exacts physical effects on its surroundings and shapes a space. This show wants you to remember that.