Print in Conversation: Print & Sound (postponed – new date TBC)


Listen to, then talk informally with artists and practitioners who are are investigating contemporary print practice. Plus a performance.

Follow this link to register for free for this event.

A Centre for Fine Print Research, UWE + Arnolfini event with invited practitioners who have expanded notions of contemporary print culture. Multi-disciplinary and collaborative approaches explore the potential of print alongside other disciplines. This session includes music, sound and geographical and object mapping with traditional and digital technologies.

This CFPR ‘Print in Conversation’ event offers the opportunity to listen to, and then talk informally with artists and practitioners who are investigating issues and technological developments within contemporary print practice. A performance also forms part of the event as a live output from the discussion.

Copper Sounds started off as an experimental record manufacturer, making records out of everything from copper, volcanic rock, ceramic, chalk and resin (pretty much anything except vinyl). Realising that if you put anything on a record player it sounds (good).

Along the way they have got lost in a cosmic world of sonic confusion and delusion: all the time exploring the sonic properties within the objects they make.

In their latest collaboration with fellow sonic artist Shirley Pegna they embarked on the task of in printing sounds in to rock and rock into sound, working with the frequencies of global tectonic activity and local ground vibrations.

Magda Stawarska-Beavan is a multi-disciplinary artist whose practice is primarily concerned with the evocative and immersive qualities of sound. She is interested in how soundscape orients us and subconsciously embeds itself in our memories of place, enabling us to construct personal recollections and offering the possibility of conveying narrative to listeners who have never experienced a location. She works predominantly with sound, moving image and print, often connecting traditional printmaking processes with new technologies such as digital audio.

Shirley Pegna is a musician and sound artist – interested in sound as a material. She is currently investigating sound and vibration travelling through solid matter, exploring it as a connecting agent over extreme long distances as well as for more localised sounding events. Her practice-based doctorate study at Oxford Brookes is called: The Transit of Sound and the Perception of Sonic Phenomena.

Research into low frequency sound and vibration has led Pegna to look at how we perceive these elemental signals, how they signify revealing how we are affected by our experiences of the physical world, and how a greater understanding can inform both our personal and political choices.

Image: Louie Pegna

Tracy Hill’s cross-disciplinary practice investigates and reconsiders the relationship between our developing digital capability and the aesthetic and traditions of the hand created mark.  Current investigations consider the historical legacy of spatiotemporal, post-industrial landscapes through combinations of installation, print and hand drawn imagery.

Through her work Hill reconnects with experience, knowledge and memory of the physical encounter of travelling on foot where our digital and physical worlds overlap.

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