Curated by David Bussel
Wednesday 2 November 2005 to Sunday 18 December 2005
Private View: Tuesday 1 November 2005, 7:00PM to 9:00PM
Cubitt is pleased to announce a new exhibition by the Antwerp-based artists’ collective Building Transmissions, who will present a sound installation, or `sonic architecture’, along with a foldout publication and audio-CD, entitled `BUILDINGHOSTRANSMISSIONS’.
The show is developed out of field recordings and writings made in June 2005 in Bangkok, Thailand, of semi-inhabited skyscraper buildings. These `ghost’ buildings are built on speculation and are often left empty when the builders run out of money, and are used or squatted by dwellers or small temporary businesses. Building Transmissions has gained access to these structures and recorded both the inhabited and uninhabited parts of these `ghost towers’, scattered across the city. They then remixed the sounds/writings into a total `sonic architecture’, portraying Bangkok’s boom and bust economy and the way people and culture inhabit it.
Building Transmissions is an emerging collective founded in 2001 by Nico Dockx (b. 1974) with Kris Delacourt (b. 1978) and Peter Verwimp (b. 1974), that produces experimental audio-visual documents, `post-Cagean’ sonic architectures, improvisational live performances and a wide spectrum of mixed-media installations. In their work they reflect upon the different social possibilities of both artistic production and the circulation of ideas in relation to text, image and sound. Building Transmissions makes use of a broad range of ‘conventional’ acoustical instruments along with field recordings and uncanny electronics. The physical body and its movement are conjured through the interference of still and moving data, creating alternative intersections between time, memory and movement. Relentless collaborators might be the single-most accurate way to describe these young artists, writers and musicians, as their practice persistently develops alongside and in relation to others.
Recent projects by Building Transmissions include Art Connection Festival, Bangkok; STUK, Leuven; deAppel, Amsterdam; IASPIS Gallery, Stockholm; Utopia Station, Haus der Kunst, Munich; Argos Festival, Brussels; Area Kolaborativa, Galerija Skuc, Ljubljana; Galleria Neon, Bologna; Utopia Station, 50th Venice Biennale. This will be the first solo exhibition in the UK.
Also available from BT’s Curious recording label are (004): 220v Remix double CD; (007): The Bastard Remix double12″ vinyl; (009): `Sonderweg’/Spasm vs BT 12″ vinyl.
To order: email@example.com or www.buildingtransmissions.com