Sounds Like Her is a major new touring exhibition presented by New Art Exchange (Nottingham) featuring Ain Bailey, Sonia Boyce, Linda O’Keeffe, Elsa M’bala, Madeleine Mbida, Magda Stawarska-Beavan and Christine Sun Kim (US).
The exhibition proposes to challenge the male-dominated and Eurocentric frameworks that have informed the history of sound art and often continue to dominate the scene today. Using sound as material or subject, the works selected – including new commissions – address sound in the broadest sense through voice, language, noise, textures, music, sonic structures and non-sonic materialisations of sound. The result is a varied mixed media project bringing together archive material, audio, painting, prints, drawings, video, immersive installations and interactive practice.
More on the exhibition here.
Visit New Art Exchange to find out more on the public programme including Linda O’Keeffe Deep Listening Walk on Sat. 11 Nov from 10.30am to 2.30pm and a conversation between artists and researchers Ain Bailey, Linda O’Keeffe, Cathy Lane and exhibition curator Christine Eyene on Sat 18 Nov from 2.00 to 4.00pm. Free events, all welcome.
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Among the archive material presented in the exhibition are videos of 1980s Cameroonian singer-songwriter Sellsa performing her hit Bikutsi track Boula Ane Amimbok on Tele Podium (1987) and Evasion (1992). Archive footage edited for Sounds Like Her exhibition.