Cities & Memory – Liquid@Fringe Arts Bath



Sound Waves, a collaborative project by Cities and Memory, formed part of World Listening Day 2015. It celebrated and built on World Listening Day’s 2015 theme of water by presenting a collective reimagining of the sounds of water around the world. Thirty-eight sound artists from around the world submitted a field recording and reimagining of water somewhere in the world: ocean, river, lake, stream, swimming pool, boiling kettle, splash of a puddle – anything in which water is the defining sound.By capturing the sounds of water and recontextualising them, we examined our own relationship with water as it surrounds us every day.

A selection of the reimagined sounds will be included in Liquid.

James Sharkk, Liquid at Fringe Arts Bath

sea - James Sharkk

As a FaB Guest Curator it is my pleasure to introduce the photography of James Sharkk. This young artist seeks to play with our perception with these deceptively simple images. Liquid brings together SW UK artists and Hungarian artists whose work focuses on water through the media of film, photography and sonic work, to be exhibited as part of FaB and at Arts Quarter Budapest.

Liquid at FaB – the final selection

It has been fascinating receiving over 35 entries for the UK artists who will be represented in Fringe Arts Bath, and excruciating deciding which 2/3 will go forward into the exhibition Liquid. However, I can now reveal with great pleasure that alongside my work, I will be showcasing the works of Laura Hopes, Cities & Memory, James Sharkk, Abris Gryllus, Klara Petra Szabo, Zita Gyurokoviks , and Erik Matrai  (Hungary). Within a few days I will be able to reveal the venue – likely to be very special indeed! And totally fitting for an exhibition on this theme. Over the coming days I shall showcase the individual artists on this blog, but as a taster, here is a work by Erik Matrai to whet your appetite.

Parting of Red Sea