Retro furniture, disembodied speakers, bits of drum kit, wires and LEDs, Untitled Song is a sculptural installation that traverses boundaries between sound and vision, sculpture and music, analogue and digital. A collaborative effort between James Clarkson and Haroon Mirza, there are few clues as to what to expect from this exhibition, but it certainly promises an intriguing experience.
MIMA, Middlesborough, until 6 June 2013.
David Roberts Art Foundation’s Evening of Performances
Haroon Mirza, Jack Jelfs, Gaika and Hannah Perry were among nine international artists performing to a packed house at the London nightclub Ministry of Sound during the city’s Frieze Week. The evening’s event was curated by Louise O’Kelly, founding director of Block Universe
We Are the People. Who Are You?
As the UK wrestles with Brexit, this show, with the feel of a mini-institutional survey on artists responding to the technological ravaging of liberal democracy, could not have come at a better time
Margaret Harrison: ‘You have to have a strategy to draw people into the work’
Pioneering artist Margaret Harrison shares memories of her early career as an activist for equal rights and pay and fair working conditions for women
Sam Belinfante: ‘For galleries, sound is still a terrifying prospect’
Sam Belinfante talks about the role of listening in the visual arts and the challenges he faced in curating this engaging and impressive show, which features some of the key figures in aural art today
Deb Covell interview: ‘I want to show how far painting can be pushed’
Deb Covell (b1966) is a painter who seeks to celebrate the material qualities of paint. Rejecting pictorial imagery, she also eschews the traditional canvas support, producing paintings that hang from walls like drapes or lie folded and crumpled on the floor. There is a sculptural element to her works but, she explains, it is far more about form, materiality and the versatility of paint.