Alexandra Antonopoulou and Dawn Scarfe at the Thursday Club, Goldsmiths College, London, 20 November 2008



Alexandra Antonopoulou
Once Upon a Time to Ever After
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Dawn Scarfe
Audible Auras

Date: 20 November 2008
Location: Seminar Rooms, Ben Pimlott Building
Time: 18:00 – 20:00
Once Upon a Time to Ever After

Are fairytales fiction? Are “true” stories reality? How can we learn through narratives? Alexandra will explore interaction and learning through narratives, which is part of her
PhD research. Her Beauties and Beasts book was shown at the exhibition Blood on Paper in the V&A. Alexandra will also present her interactive cookbook, which connects generations via food.

ALEXANDRA ANTONOPOULOU is a PhD candidate at Chelsea College of Art and Design, The University of the Arts, London

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Audible Auras

This presentation considers the artistic practice of using resonance to generate emanations and vibrations from structures, creating ‘audible auras’ around them. It is an attempt to contextualise Dawn’s own practice, which deals with the natural resonances of objects and environments. Dawn will discuss her recent installation ‘Lenses’ (2008), a multi speaker work which uses wine glasses as lenses to focus and propagate sound, and David Tudor’s sonic environment ‘Rainforest Version IV’ (1973). She will consider how these works produce a sense of ‘aura’, how they engage their audience, and what they might be communicating.

Dawn’s research investigates the phenomenal experience of sound from musical and artistic perspectives. She is interested in how we experience our surroundings and creates installations, compositions and performances which encourage audiences to consider details in the process of listening. Her practice is situated between the fields of lo-fi electronic music, installation art and performance. Her main concerns are with the physical effects of sound (vibration, spatiality, relational dialogue with its surroundings), the creation of ‘walk in sound’ (Robin Minard) – immersive environments. Dawn will present Lenses, a multi-speaker installation which explores pitch and resonance.

DAWN SCARFE is a PhD Candidate in Music at Goldsmiths. She has exhibited in a diverse range of places, including the Whitechapel Gallery and Tate Britain (London), Modern Art Oxford, Smeaton’s Lighthouse (Plymouth) and Videotage (Hong Kong).
www.dawnscarfe.co.uk

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