Systems for a Score by Fari Bradley and Chris Weaver
Fari Bradley and Chris Weaver construct a possible 'grammar of sound' from its own physical, occluded principles. Through the reiteration of sound across a series of forms, Systems for a Score delineates the subtle capacity of sound to bridge actual and imagined states.
Systems for a Score experiments with different patterns and technologies of sound-making, triggering our innate ability to decode, decipher and extract compositional or rhythmic patterns from both visual and audible matter.
The exibition challenges and capitalises on our perception of listening as a sensory experience conditioned by context, and explores how sound can be used to delineate the invisible or intangible while at odds with expected visual representations.
A Model Studio, the central installation, creates a space for collective, cumulative experience where sound is a tool for communication. Working from the studio during the exhibition and inviting musicians and artists met while in the UAE, Bradley and Weaver take as a departure point for both visual and audible patterns, traditional Emirati sadoo weaving.
The weave appears implicitly similar to coded sound in its repetitive yet imperfect patterns, signifying the hand of the maker in the fractionally irregular knots and stitches. These irregularities and shapes in the weave also inspired graphics taken from an 80s Atari game console that was physically modified by the artists.
I am really lookig forward to this.
Date: Thursday, 8th January - Saturday, 14th February 2015 (opening night - 7th January 7.00pm-10pm)
Venue: Tashkeel Studio and Gallery, Nad Al Sheba 1, Dubai (location map)