House of MirrorsRob Olins with composer Douglas Benford
15 September - 04 November 2012
Comprising of a series of acoustic mirrors and speakers that are arranged in such a way as to create a soundscape, the audience will navigate through creating a relationship between space and sound. 'Sounds harvested from natural and urban environment from Swansea and coastal locations create sonic snapshots of the area.
About | Rob Olins
Based in the Forest of Dean, on the Welsh Borders, Rob Olins is a sculptor working cross media, informed by Architecture, the Urban Environment, acoustics and modern engineering techniques, with particular emphasis on achieving a high quality, crafted end result. A collaborative approach has always been a key element of his practice; working with specialists, institutions, individual practitioners, community groups and public bodies.
About | Douglas Benford
Douglas Benford is a sound artist, involved in various audio genres since the late 1980s, in recent years performing at institutions in the UK (Bristol's Arnolfini, London's Science Museum, Tate Modern, ICA, and Glasgow's CCA), and festivals worldwide (Mutek, Bestival, Transmediale). After numerous electronica releases in his 'si-cut.db' guise, he has recently focused on acoustic improvisation and installations, using field recordings, classical instruments, vocals and children's toys. His collaborators have include Scanner, Jem Finer, Kaffe Mathews, and pop artists Saint Etienne, Momus, and Rod Thomas Benford is also co-curator with Iris Garrelfs since 1996, of Sprawl audio events in London.'
Supported by the Arts Council of England