Sound Proof 3 is a 24 hour online ‘residency’ between four artists connected with 2012 Olympic sites – London and Dorset. Artists resident in each location will communicate using the mechanism of the 160-character live [Twitter] feed and creating sound as text from their own site-specific perspective.
The Sound Proof project is to run for 5 years up 2012 and features artist responses to the Olympics site in Stratford, London as it is increasingly transformed in preparation for the Olympics in 2012. Last year’s Sound Proof 2 focused on sound as artefact with the multiple for the exhibition as a vinyl recording. In 2008 the first Sound Proof (co-curated with Colm Lally) featured sound as cartography and had as multiple a folio of maps created by the artists in the exhibition along with a CD of soundworks.
This year Sound Proof 3 will be a dialogue between two sites of the future Olympics, connecting them in a conversation between the artists in the exhibition and the sites themselves. Sound Proof 3 will link the London site of the 2012 Olympics in Hackney with the Dorset site in Weymouth & Portland. We have selected two artists based in London and two based in Dorset to create responses from their own site-specific perspective. Artists resident in each location will communicate using the mechanism of the 140-character live format [Twitter] feed and creating sound as text from their own site-specific perspective.
B-Side Multi Media Festival will host the live feed event in September. The exhibition of text works curated by Monica Biagioli will take place at Homerton Library in Hackney in November this year. Sound Proof multiples are now part of the Mapping The Change project at the Hackney Museum in London. The series of Sound Proof exhibitions is produced by BAR projects.
The London-based practitioners are Writer and Designer Denna Jones and Text-based Artist Sheena Calvert.
“There is a real, physical site in existence at this time in Stratford, London – one populated by bulldozers, cranes, metal, trucks, and a lot of dirt. It is a transitory space, waiting to be filled and completed by an event yet to take place. The search for material fact at this point takes place in our minds – through our understanding of what came before the site was designated Olympic and in our ability to foresee what is yet to come.”
Sound Proof Curator