Talk | For Posterity | Graham Dunning17. Mar - 17. Mar 12 / ended SoundFjord
Free : RSVP please
For Posterity | Graham Dunning
Graham Dunning | For Posterity
Artist Talk: SAT 17 March 2012 | 4pm | Free entry | RSVP essential
In an age of digital media where memories – as photographs, videos and audio recordings – exist only as numbers on hard-drives and CDs, or online on a distant server, For Posterity calls into question the apparent advantages of digital over analogue technologies; the role of physical artefacts in preserving our own histories; and the function of archiving per se. Recent debates regarding online privacy focus on the personal traces we leave behind, the “right to be forgotten”, and the implications of policing this with regard to freedom of speech and censorship. These themes are also explored across the installation by way of the considered presentation of both personal and sensitive material.
Here Graham talks about his exhibitions and the concerns that are brought up in his practice.
Graham’s working practice deals with temporality, memory and narrative through sound, performance and installation. He is interested in people’s discarded memories and the function of archiving. Found objects, photographs and recordings feature in his work, investigating notions of the artefact and implied narrative. Experimentation is fundamental, and his practice is often informed by scientific or archaeological protocol.
Various themes and processes recur in his work including: sound and its relation to loss, nostalgia as mourning; exploring the world through listening and the specific sonic topographies of specific places; the questionable historical or other “objectivity” of an object; organising, arranging, and composing versus unpredictable inputs, random factors and chance operations; archiving, collecting and documentation in tension with ambiguity and open interpretation; and analogue and digital technologies and their (exploitable) limitations.
For further information on the artist: grahamdunning.com
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