Tashkeel’s New Media Residency collaborating artists, Fari Bradley and Chris Weaver, are currently working with UAE-based musicians, fine artists and local school children in an ongoing experiment with sound. The collaborations will continue for the duration of 'Systems for a Score', an exhibition running at Tashkeel until February 14th.
The show, which features a range of sound sculptures, silent works suggesting sounds and a live recording studio in the centre of the gallery, explores visual language and its relation to sound. A live audio-visual performance will be held, free to the public, in the gallery space on February 10th at 7:30pm in collaboration with other Tashkeel artists.
Systems for a Score is Bradley and Weaver’s first show in the region to solely exhibit sound art, and comes mid-point in their 11 month artist's residency at Tashkeel. The duo present a series of installation-based and sculptural works that collectively investigate the varied patterns and technologies of sound making.
Works include A Model Studio - a central installation that adds a social aspect to the exhibition, and which is supported with gifts in kind by Bash Sounds and DJ Corner. The result of the recording sessions will feed into an artist's limited edition vinyl record, produced by renowned The Vinyl Factory in the UK, and on sale during Art Dubai 2014. Within the music and on the cover, references are made to Al Sadu (sadoo) weave, a long-standing textile tradition of the Emirates; and a modified '80s Atari game console - both influences generating unique coded sound scores.