Cleveland Pools – a Georgian Lido – and the venue for Primordial at Fringe Arts Bath (16 May-11th June weekends only)



Today I introduce 2 artists whose work has a strong sonic identity. To find out more come along to the exhibition – less than a week away.

Jenny Wylie – Elemental

I have held a long standing intrigue for ‘negative space’ exploring the structures, hierarchies, patterns or routines which hold together the more visible parts of our daily lives. Installation, sound and performance have been my preferred means to share the work. I have recently graduated from the master’s course in social sculpture/connective practice at Oxford Brookes University, where I was concentrating on dialogue as an interpretative tool to a better understanding of the human senses.

Lake water lapping gently over the stones at the shore.  River waters tumbling over the man made courses. Rainwater’s uneven rhythms beating against the house. We categorise the flow, the fall and the flood; aim to control it, harness the power, and sell it as commodity. We live on it, travel over under and through it and sometimes listen to it. Water: elemental source of our lives.This work incorporates watery sounds from several sites, and the sounds of people in and near to their element.

Sarah Eliza Knight – “I write at inappropriate times”

A British poet, multidisciplinary artist and hand papermaker, and a doctoral student at the Royal College of Art. She has been publishing and performing her work regularly since her first chapbook release ‘locklines’ in 2010 (KFS Press). She has exhibited internationally and been involved in a number of translation and collaboration projects.

‘My work has recently been exploring the themes of time and water. I’m particularly interested in representations of non-linear time which counter the narrative of progress at the core of western modernity. Drawing on contemporary indigenous, historic and mythological examples of conceptually distinctive understandings of time, I’ve been embracing the oceanic, cyclical nature of a wet time that swells and contracts, circles upon, touches itself, and is both simultaneously intimate and expansive.

Alongside this runs an ongoing interest in storytelling, acts of writing and our relationship to our hands as a means of forming and shaping the world around us. This piece explores the non compliant elements of creative time and speaks to the unstructured, overflowing that feeds my writing practice defying attempts to schedule it; the composition that happens often when I am walking, swimming, cleaning, bathing, resting and sleeping’.

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