Voegelin, Salomé (2005) Helidor. [Art/Design Item]
|Type of Research:||Art/Design Item|
The Swiss artist Salomé Voegelin has been developing a reputation for her fascinating stand-alone audio work and video installation which scrutinise the nature of leisure activity and more specifically what she refers to as its apparent 'purposelessness'.
The starting point for much of Voegelin's work revolves around recording 'real' life events such as interviews with hobbyists or impromptu filming of familial places of leisure such as a beach, boating lake, ice-skating ring or pony-show. However, rather than merely presenting such scenarios as documentary truth or as a mocking indictment, through a complex series of 'studio production' techniques, which include the use of sound effects, and sampling from radio, cinema and television archives, Voegelin's work alludes to a far wider set of formal and conceptual concerns.
For her first solo exhibition, Voegelin presents the sensory installation Heliodor (2005) alongside her recent video, Gallant Boy (2004). Bringing together the disparate worlds of golf and science fiction, leisure and pornography, these works offer an intriguing and satirical take on fiction as reality, challenging the relationships between the aural and the visual, the viewer and the spectacle.
A brochure accompanies the exhibition with an essay by Matthew Arnatt.
|Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed:||sound, video, leisure activity, real life, fiction, reality|
|Your affiliations with UAL:||Colleges > London College of Communication
Research Centres/Networks > Creative Research into Sound Arts Practice (CRiSAP)
|Copyright Holders:||Salomé Voegelin|
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|Date Deposited:||04 Mar 2009 17:05|
|Last Modified:||14 May 2014 15:44|
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