Have you ever seen fragments of audio tape flapping in the wind? Snagged round a branch or lamp post? trailing down the road? Certainly it is far less common now than it was in 1998 when I first picked up a piece of tape, cleaned the clag off, spliced it into a cassette and listened to the revelatory sound of chewed and mangled ’tutti fruti’. I have collected, respooled, listened to and worked with tape fragments ever since.
This project has had many foci and iterations over the years, it has been a great tool for exploring landscape, community, migration, music and medium. There have been installations, radio programmes and live performances, CDs, artist books and an ever growing MP3 archive.
In Sevilla, Magnetic Migration Music, will be presented in the form of live performance.
Zoë has worked with sound as her principal artistic medium since 1997. She has exhibited, broadcast and performed internationally. In 2004 she won a Creative Scotland Award to make the first edition of DIAL-A-DIVA, a 24 hour global telephonic singing event. Recent work includes Dancing on the Stairs a film about exile created for the first show of sound art in Cairo (2009) and Magnetic Migration Music (1997-2010) an ongoing project collecting and working with fragments of cassette tape found in the environment. Zoë also works on installations, broadcasts, CD releases and performances as well as working as a sound designer for film and television and lecturing in sound art at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Dundee.
Centro de las Artes de Sevilla. Public activities from 17:30h