Orchestra of Rocks: Not A Rock Concert

in collaboration with Atau Tanaka and invited sound artists and DJ’s Dane Law, Nathalia, name, Shelley Parker, Tom Richards

As part of the Art Night Associate Programme in collaboration with Whitechapel Art Gallery, St Olaves Church was transformed into an immersive environment of sculptural installation and sound. Free standing, simulated “rock-speakers” each radiated the live mixes based on recordings of individual raindrops captured with experimental recording techniques. Live improvisations by the on site sound artists created trancelike, rhythmic and ritualistic soundscapes hovering between abstraction and dance track. The work took its cue from the previous video installation Playing the Cave – a playful evocation of ancient rituals, myth and man’s desire, often futile, to gain control over nature.

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Picturing Paradise (’03-’05)

Picturing Paradise looked at places where individuals have created notions ‘paradise’ for themselves – these bubbles of existence we create away from the reality of the everyday. It asked if there is a common denominator to what we call ‘ideal place’. Are there pictorial conventions and traditions, which shape our understanding of the paradisiacal? Are these attempts at perfection by definition doomed to failure? The work sought to establish parallels between the construction of images and idealised spaces.

 

Sheets Goldstein

 

Palm Springs

 

Huntington Gardens

 

Sheets Goldstein

 

Hanbury

 

Le Domaine

 

perspective

 

Waterfield

 

Villa Orion

 

Huntington

 

Self Realisation

 

Toro Canyon

 

le Domaine

 

Toro Canyon

 

Huntington

Picturing Paradise looked at places where individuals have created notions ‘paradise’ for themselves – these bubbles of existence we create away from the reality of the everyday. It asked if there is a common denominator to what we call ‘ideal place’. Are there pictorial conventions and traditions, which shape our understanding of the paradisiacal? Are these attempts at perfection by definition doomed to failure? The work sought to establish parallels between the construction of images and idealised spaces.

 

Getting Lost and Road Series (05-07)

Getting Lost consists of a series of photographs that captured Kögelsberger’s failed attempts at getting herself lost in landscapes that represent idealised notions of untouched wilderness. The work was shot using the light of distress flares in a performative interaction with the landscape and as a marker for the of the impossibility of the notion of untouched wilderness. Getting Lost was developed in parallel to the Road Series, a series of long exposure night photographs where the lights from the cars create as calligraphy through the landscape, framing it in an interaction suggestive of Land Art produced in the region.