‘3 artists re-locate the Mistral in east London’
Annie Morrad sound
Emma Osbourn visuals
Beatriz Cantinho movement
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Morrad – alto sax
Cantinho – movement
Osbourn – visuals
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Triadic Disturbances: Bringing together sound movement and location
Three artists brought together visuals, sound, movement into the work “Triadic Disturbances”. The ‘triadic’ reference could describe the structural working of three people bringing three practices to achieve harmonious or dissonant outcomes.
‘We found starting points for collaboration though a process of improvisation. In this sense our collaborative practice is as much about collisions and differences as it is about agreement or compromise. By using improvisation in this way, we created “moments”, or perhaps we can call them “intensities”, that were constantly changing and never repeated.’
A series of large projected Images filled the gallery space with darting swifts, arid countryside and passing clouds pulled together with a cacophony of sound in real time – the tread of footsteps on gravel, incessant cicadas, raging torrents of water, rain falling on tiled roofs, and a tenor saxophone . All the material was sourced from a journey made together by the three artists through Southern France in July 2013.
A further triadic structure was created through the material location source in France – to the London venue and through a live video feed to elsewhere. The unpredictable transposition of the work further reflected the disturbing spirit of the “Mistral’.
The Mistral is a cold violent fast moving wind which violently converges winter with spring in the southern part of France. The north westerly turmoil funnels across southern France towards the Mediterranean and often persists for many days. Alongside rain and dark clouds the Mistral also brings clear blue skies and sharp sunlight.
The dynamic of the movement – the contrast of physical conditions – the unpredictability of the Mistral is used to its extremes in this work . Parallels are drawn with the psychological and sociological impact of ‘unseen forces’ whose task is to manouevre and manipulate our lives, determine our life experiences and pass through us
(How viewers responded to the installation, how we interacted with the work….)
Headphones with the “ambient” soundtrack of the walk, cicadas, and water were provided – further transposing the playful unpredictability of the Mistral into new places beyond the location of the visual exhibition. The Mistral could be taken “for a walk” – to the supermarket, along the high street, towards the river, into housing estates….. the listener could experience fitting in with another’s movement, and hearing a sound of a church bell in the distance, the crack of dry wood, the rushing of a stream from a place several hundreds of miles away. The physicality and tempo of movement transposed.