Shadowplay at Whitespace Gallery | EDINBURGH
We are pleased to join the line-up for Sonically Depicting‘s first night of sound art at Whitespace Gallery, Edinburgh with Shadowplay – a live literary experiment in sensory deprivation.
Shadowplay is a unique performance – a post-apocalyptic fable composed of nothing but written word and a thunderous, dystopian soundscape improvised by sound artists Reuben and Jacob Kyriakides. Suspended in a dark auditorium, the audience are alone save for white words projected into the pitch black canvas. Around them a soundtrack emerges, scoring urgent scenes told in broken, staccato sentences. It is a story about the power of language to make reality and, inevitably, undo it.
Situated between surrealism, literary allusion and survival horror, the piece ventures beyond post-truth into a post-meaning world, where language itself begins to unravel: a future fiction all the more prescient in our current climate, where facts become irrelevant and past voices of dissent – satire, reason, inquiry – are losing power to effect.
We join the following performers:
Ingrid Plum uses her voice with extended technique, improvisation, field recordings and electronics, to create layered soundscapes, spoken word and songs. Having performed and exhibited installation sound art and visual art since 2002, she creates work that sits between sound art, improvisation, multi-media installation, neo-classical and contemporary Nordic folk music.
The Reverse Engineer is Edinburgh based musician, sound artist and graphic designer Dave House, creating polyrhythmic soundscapes built from algorithms, field recordings and found sounds.
76 East Crosscauseway
Thursday 1st February 2018, 7pm
£6 – facebook