The exhibition will launch Wysing’s programme for 2017, Wysing Polyphonic, through which we will be exploring ‘many voices’ in all aspects of our programming including exhibitions, events, study weeks and study days and artist residencies. Across the year we will work with a range of artists to explore a diversity of contexts and positions to help better understand the role of art, artists, and arts organisations such as Wysing, at this moment of global political change. All Channels Open therefore acts as a statement of intent as well as bringing together differing artist practices and positions.
All Channels Open takes its cue from radio and DJ mixes and in the exhibition audio works will be sequenced into a durational programme that will play in Wysing’s gallery, which will itself be programmed to change in lighting and ambience as accompanying visual elements succeed one another.
The exhibition will employ a synchronised arrangement of projectors, monitors, objects and surround sound to explore many of the themes that emerged across the artists’ residencies, from the use of media such as radios and computer games to convey knowledge, to the search for new interfaces and the role of the artist as a conduit or channel for otherwise inaccessible information.
Featuring: Larry Achiampong and David Blandy, Beatrice Dillon, Henna-Riikka Halonen, Evan Ifekoya, Wojciech Kosma, Lawrence Lek, Laura O’Neill, Florence Peake and Gary Zhexi Zhang.