Visiting Hours II: Mem1

23 Jan 2012 – 24 Feb 2012

Event times

noon-6pm Wednesday to Saturday | and by appointment

Cost of entry

Free entry


London, United Kingdom


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Visiting Hours II: Mem1


Mem1 (Mark and Laura Cetilia) | Visiting Hours II Residency (09 - 20 January 2012) | By appointment only | RSVP Exhibition (23 January - 24 February 2012) | Wed-Sat | noon-6pm | free entry Opening (Saturday 21 January 2012) | 5-7PM | RSVP Visiting Hours II is a site-specific audiovisual installation that will be created by Mark and Laura Cetilia for SoundFjord during their residency in January 2012. The piece will document Mark and Laura's experience of visiting the gallery and the borough of Haringey where the gallery resides. Mem1 will make use of location recordings, captured radio spectra and recordings made in the space with their musical instruments (cello, voice, and analogue electronics, as well as custom software/hardware that allow for real-time manipulation of these sound sources), along with locally recorded video that will be subtly manipulated during playback in reaction to the soundscape Mem1 will seamlessly construct. Visiting Hours II is the second work in a series that began as part of the Laptopia #5 exhibition at the Museums of Bat Yam (Israel) in 2009. Since 2003, Mark and Laura have collaborated on numerous performances and fixed media works in their electro-acoustic ensemble Mem1. Their process generally involves a number of improvisational sessions in which they find new techniques that they can then weave into a loose narrative structure. The duo then create unique interpretations of this narrative each time a given piece is performed. In Visiting Hours II, Mem1 will challenge this methodology by each alternating solo recording sessions in the exhibition space and gathering sound and video recordings of the immediate vicinity over the course of the residency. This process will ultimately lead to the creation of a densely layered audio-visual composition that explores Mem1's understanding of the environment they have experienced during their residency at SoundFjord. Complimentary to the exhibition will be a live performance by Mem1 and special guest Attila Faravelli and Daniel Thomas Freeman at Cafe Oto on MONDAY 16 January 2012. For further information click here; and for ticket sales, click here. Come join Mem1 and SoundFjord for a drop of wine at the opening of the AV work on the evening of 21st January 2011, 5-7pm. All are welcome. RSVP. For further information on the artists please visit: www.mem1.com


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