Review of the exhibition in Irish Times
6 multichannel sound and video installations in embedded structures
Right from the point of entry to the gallery, the works and constructions in Locate Yourself makes tangible the ways in which we locate ourselves in architectural space, large-scale geographical space, social space and especially how we locate ourselves in our immediate personal space.
Each of the pieces in Locate Yourself work together to highlight the different ways in which we orient ourselves and respond to location and context. The exhibition underscores the ways in which air and weather, perception and architecture frame and affect physical experience and navigation – not only where you are but also how you engage with it when you are there.
Locate Yourself is Curgenven's first solo exhibition of multiple works, presenting an overview of his spatial research over the past ten years.
The exhibition is a selection of new installations alongside existing works plus interactive and video works derived from his recent critically acclaimed albums SIRENE, They tore the earth and, like a scar, it swallowed them & Climata.
Installation works in Locate Yourself:
Babel – 10 channel audio comprising 1000+ tongue twisters in 30 languages. Embedded in a 60sq.m central maze that is the gallery’s sole point of entry.
Bardo – 3.1 channel audio in a darkened space
They tore the earth… - 3 channel video + 2.1ch sound in 3m cube – filmed in the Australian desert, exploring first-person themes of settler colonialism. This installation fits only 3 people for every 20min viewing, spaces limited
Unbalanced Architecture – physically engaging architectural concepts via subsonic sound with 4 individual soundtracks to 4 architectural collages.
Climata interactive sound atlas – showcasing the project recorded entirely in 15 Turrell Skyspaces.
Locate Yourself will be part of Sounds from a Safe Harbour Festival, Culture Night 2017 and Open House Cork – Celebrating Architecture in the City.
A new transparent green pressing of the 2014 LP SIRÈNE is now for sale to assist in funding the project.
SIRÈNE, recorded entirely on pipe organs in 5 churches in Cornwall, will itself also be part of the LOCATE YOURSELF project.
Purchase the LP via the Recorded Fields site here or the album is also available first the first time as a digital edition from the Bandcamp store as well as iTunes.