Drift A retrospective exhibition of sound art and visual work exploring simulated landscape, launching the Jonathan Collinson Memorial Sound Library.

A retrospective exhibition launching the Jonathan Collinson Memorial Sound Library.

10-16 May 2015
St. Margaret's Church of Art

This project has been inspired by an archive of binaural sound recordings left following the death of their creator, sound artist Jonathan Collinson in 2014. The event will include a sound installation of selected recordings, an exhibition of visual records of Jon's wo

A retrospective exhibition launching the Jonathan Collinson Memorial Sound Library.

10-16 May 2015
St. Margaret's Church of Art

This project has been inspired by an archive of binaural sound recordings left following the death of their creator, sound artist Jonathan Collinson in 2014. The event will include a sound installation of selected recordings, an exhibition of visual records of Jon's wo

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Starting to build Drift on a beautiful sunny day...a blackbird flew into the space:feels like Jonathan checking up on us...

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Mind the Gap is an inclusive music group in Norwich run by Sue Tebble in conjunction with Community Music East. It's als...
01/05/2015
Mind the Gap music group

Mind the Gap is an inclusive music group in Norwich run by Sue Tebble in conjunction with Community Music East. It's also one of the two causes we're raising money for at Drift. Please take a look at their new page, like and share with your friends! Thanks!

https://www.facebook.com/MTGnorwich

Mind The Gap is an inclusive music group from Norwich.

Drift's cover photo
30/04/2015

Drift's cover photo

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Jonathan

Jonathan

A collection of tributes and shared moments of our time with Jonathan Collinson

“If time is considered as a landscape then one is obviously free to wander anywhere within that terrain, into the recall...
29/03/2015

“If time is considered as a landscape then one is obviously free to wander anywhere within that terrain, into the recalled, recorded past or even the projected future, armed with the sophisticated sensibilities of the present as a means of interpreting and utilising what we find there… In imposing or establishing a pattern, whether that be chronological or geographical, the natural impulse is to seek out elements which resonate or rhyme with one another, and indeed it might be said that in this sense the principal device of psychogeography is actually a form of poetry” - Alan Moore

“Dry landscape gardens suggest more than they define; the viewer becomes an active partner in the act of creating meaning from the forms.. A zen scroll, like a garden of stone and sand, achieves the greatest impact with the least of means”
- Stephen Addiss, The Art of Zen

“What you see is largely determined by what you hear”
- William Burroughs, The Job.

Drift. The title for the exhibition is the English translation of a term in French coined by Situationist theorist Guy Debord- dérive. Drift, in the sense Debord used it, is a term for an unplanned journey through an environment, where the walker allows subconscious cues in the surroundings determine where they decide to walk, with the aim of experiencing landscape in new ways.

Much of Jonathan Collinson’s sound art consists of beautifully recorded walks through different environments, created using binaural microphones, a technique which provides completely directional 3D sound recordings of the environments he chose to document. When we listen to the recordings on headphones, it sounds as if we are really there, wherever the recording might be, from wind whistling around stone circles to street scenes in London.

Drift seemed to be the most apt title for the event encompassing this meaning with several others which seemed significant- Drift as an accumulation like leaves or snow. A bank, not just of sounds but of recordings as silt- the sediment collected around a lifetime. A bank of virtual environmental recordings, of walks through landscape- literally digital footprint. There were other meanings tied up in the word which seemed to get to the central concerns of Jon’s work- drift as a journey, to stray from the usual path, to leave the beaten path, to get sidetracked. Drift as a statement of meaning, essence, of commentary, interpretation or gist- the kind of drift you can get. Drift as a flood, an overwhelming flow. As insight, intuitiveness, as a message, as signification.

In the exhibition, and the memorial sound library, we hope to create more than a collection of scattered fragments over different media- what we hope can be shown is a few of the many dynamic facets of a human being- a composite portrait, and a posthumous collaboration, taking the fragments and giving them form in the manner of a cubist painting. We hope that what will emerge as we examine the fragments and assemble them will be something of lasting meaning and beauty.

The Curators, Drift.

29/03/2015

“Soundscapes can generate a sense of place and of presence, or ‘really being there’, even if you’re not able to see what’s around you. They can also change the way we think about what we do see”
- Eleanor Ratcliffe, What it says I don’t know, but it sings a loud song: Reflections on birdsong, meaning, and place

29/03/2015

“We can see landscape as one of many signifying systems through which social and political values are communicated. The cognised environment (‘landscape’) is something that people construct out of the rhythms of their daily lives and from their imaginations and memories. A cultural landscape can thus be redefined as the way in which a people’s surroundings are represented, structured and symbolised”
- Inga-Maria Mulk and Tim Bayliss-Smith, The representation of Sami cultural identity in the cultural landscapes of northern Sweden: the use and misuse of archaeological knowledge

27/03/2015

A retrospective exhibition launching the Jonathan Collinson Memorial Sound Library.

10-16 May 2015
St. Margaret's Church of Art

This project has been inspired by an archive of binaural sound recordings left following the death of their creator, sound artist Jonathan Collinson in 2014.

The event will include a sound installation of selected recordings, an exhibition of visual records of Jon's work in live literature and music events and a series of talks, performances and visual work by friends of the artist exploring the concepts of digital footprint, psychogeographical walking and the beneficial effect on mental well-being of engaging with nature, immersive site recordings and simulated or cognised landscape.

The Jonathan Collinson Memorial Sound Library will be an online archive of recordings for use in new projects. We hope the archive will provide a unique resource to artists, therapists, sound recordists, musicians and to theatre, radio and film projects.

We will be collecting donations for Mind The Gap, a community project based in Norwich, producing music groups and events for young people with depression and mental health issues, and for Mind, the mental health charity.

The event marks Mental Health Awareness Week 2015.

Contributing Artists:
Al Pulford (Rock Photography)
R***i (Art of Norwich)
Tugba Gursoy (Mooncalf Curios, Alpha Principle)
James Russell (Mooncalf Curios)
Yoshi Shinagawa (Cau-Cational Betreet)
Toby Balson (Cau-Cational Betreet)
Emily Bench
Loren Day
Kate Hodges
Jake Wyatt (Nice Adventures Productions)

with accompanying talks by:
Sarah Ingram (MIND)
Sue Tebble (Mind the Gap)
Paul Knight (Mooncalf Curios, YCSP)
Lucy Wright (Frozen Light Theatre)
Kieron Bain (Festival Mag)

Private View DJ Set by Jonny Megabyte (Databass Records)

Drift's cover photo
27/03/2015

Drift's cover photo

Drift
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