Cunningham, David (1994) The listening room, Chisenhale Gallery, London. [Art/Design Item]
|Type of Research:||Art/Design Item|
The Listening Room is part of Activated Space, David Cunningham's project to develop and present a series of installations that alter an architectural space in real time to allow its resonant frequencies to become audible and interactive. The project combines elements from sculpture, electronic media, music, architecture and acoustics.
The work addresses the following issues:
The Listening Room is a series of installation works which in some way ask those present to listen to the space they're in. The work can confront people with an ambiguous space which is often part of a fairly rich soundfield. This text is structured around discussion and writing which relate to The Listening Room. My own statements on the work have tended towards the minimal; on previous occasions I haven't felt the need to describe the implications of the work, generally believing that the structure speaks for itself.
|Additional Information (Publicly available):||
An interview recorded during The Listening Room installation appears on Audio Arts, Volume 14 number 3. Audio Arts, 6 Briarwood Road, London SW4 9PX, UK.
A recorded version of the work was released on the compilation CD Silence (a tribute to John Cage), catalogue number 36CD-NO20, released by Wacoal Art Center, 5-6-23 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-Ku, Tokyo 107. This is currently out of catalogue. The recorded version was constructed from overlays of four separate recordings of a version of the work installed at Newham Leisure Centre in East London.
The CD 'Water ', catalogue number piano 510
|Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed:||listening, installation, sound art, performance, gallery, buildings, music, interactive technology, feedback|
|Your affiliations with UAL:||Colleges > London College of Communication
Research Centres/Networks > Creative Research into Sound Arts Practice (CRiSAP)
|Copyright Holders:||David Cunningham|
|Related Exhibitions:||A piano in a gallery, Carter Presents, London July - August 2006, The Listening Room, Camden Arts Centre June - July 2005, Exterior, Architectural Association, London April - May 2005, Interior, Kanazawa October 2004, The Listening Room, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham September - November 2003, Listening to the Architecture, Clerkenwell Magistrates' Court, London August 2003, The Listening Room and Stairwell (untitled), ICC, Tokyo July - September 2003, Where a straight line meets a curve (with Karen Mirza and Brad Butler) March 2003, A position between two curves, Tate Britain, London February - May 2003, The Listening Room, The Connecting Principle, Newcastle October 2002, Listening to the Architecture, Helsinki February 2001, The Listening Room, Biennale of Sydney September - November 1998, Open Square, Copenhagen June 1997|
|Event Location:||Chisenhale Gallery, London|
|Projects or Series:||Activated Space|
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|Material/Media:||speakers, microphone, gallery space|
|Date Deposited:||28 May 2008 13:10|
|Last Modified:||04 Sep 2015 19:25|
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