The tracks refer to the pipe system, which we envisaged as a connective reference to terminal nerves leading to the brain through which a series of emotions is constantly elaborated and reconstructed.
Through the ethereal sound of Tired Arms and the uncertainty created by the sense of displacement in the works by William Redgrove and Sara Bellon, popular and personal myths are uncovered and told through a complete novel language.
The pieces by Sara Bellon investigate, through the painted element, how memory works; “my interest for colour contrasts and structures is fundamental and reflects the idea that ambivalent forces, when they meet, can create, destroy or find a fine balance in the composition.
This confrontational exchange generates a dialogue between the work, as fragment of a personal memory and reveals its compositional plan through a linear sustaining structure. Representation replaces reality with a series of signs that can be interpreted and reinterpreted differently every time like memories: blocks and defined lines represent finished poles and are mixed with the smudges of forms which are still evolving, with a highly lyric approach to the abstract composition.”
The pieces shown by William Redgrove are an exploration of the ostensibly illogical yet personally significant nature of dreams and stories: “Myths, legends and fairy tales are a consistent influence in my work. I’m interested in how these narratives are used as common memories, which enable us to make sense of the exterior world and can show complex relationships between dreams and reality. I try to create artworks that reveal a connection between the conscious and subconscious. These parallel connections can either be direct or distorted, something familiar yet curiously different. Structural detail, pattern and composition come together through assorted hierarchies to create a story within my work.”
Tired Arms are Evan Gildersleeve and Lawrence King. Having caught the ear of Zane Lowe and had their remix of Keaton Henson’s ‘You Don’t Know How Lucky You Are’ played on his Radio 1 show, they went on to release their self titled debut on Motive Sounds Recordings. The ‘Tired Arms EP’ entered Rough Trade’s Top 10 on the week of its release and gained the support of DJs at both the BBC and Amazing Radio.The duo make their live debut exclusively at Composite Tracks. Combining acoustic/electronic instrumentation with found sounds and field recordings their performance features brand new music and material prepared specifically for the show.