The first red telephone kiosk designed in 1924 by renowned architect Giles Gilbert Scott was the site for four new sound works commissioned by Measure. The historic structure installed under the entranceway to Burlington House, Piccadilly was the only wooden prototype made of this iconic design.
Marking the 90th anniversary, Measure presented a programme of sonic compositions by UK-based artists. Presented consecutively artists Holly Pester, Aura Satz, Dan Scott and Lawrence Abu Hamdan each probed the cultural role of the public telephone, its technological design and its relevance as a site for solitary conversation within a bustling central London setting.
Shudder the thought: a near future fiction in stereo sound, 2017 by Lawrence Abu Hamdan
Renowned for his examination of the use of the voice in law, Lawrence Abu Hamdan presents us with a prophetic tale in which we are warned of the advances of invasive audio-recording technology.
Dial Tone Drone by Aura Satz
For Telephone, Satz considers the dial tone as an open field of potential communication, Satz talked with electronic music pioneers Laurie Spiegel and Pauline Oliveros on the technological and perceptual implications of composing and listening to sustained musical notes, known as drone music.
Thems Please, Des Hughes.
Installed in the old newsagent A. E. Barrow on Chatsworth Road in Hackney the exhibition offers a unique glimpse at the interior of an old Victorian shop. The sculptures themselves merge into the fabric of the shop blurring fact and fiction together to create an alternative version of a lost reality; a surreal and often comic commentary on the monotony of the everyday.Read More