Exhibition: Sound Matters – Ismini Samanidou & Scanner

Ismini Samanidou and Scanner for Sound MattersWeave Waves brings together sound artist Scanner and textile designer Ismini Samanidou seen in the Sound Matters Exhibition at The Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston University. Scanner & Ismini  are exploring sound, geography and mapping, code, place and scale through textiles and how this data relates to textile-weave structures and musical scores.

The sketchbook of the thinking illustrating the thinking process behind Weave Waves can be seen here

Sound Matters considers the connections between craft practice and sound art. Seven contemporary works have been selected to illustrate ways in which these two distinct practices can collide. Exploring the physicality of sound, the works are characterised by both their sonic properties and materiality. The artists include  Max Eastley, Keith Harrison, Cathy Lane, Owl Project,  Studio Weave, Dominic Wilcox & Yuri Suzuki

The makers and artists represented in this exhibition demonstrate how an engagement with sound also implicates an engagement with matter. Drawn from across creative disciplines, each work is indicative of a different approach: looking to traditional craft heritage and processes such as weaving and wood turning to create new sound forms, playing with shared technologies and language and revealing the sounds of materials.

With its equal emphasis on sound and form, Sound Matters offers a new and multi-sensory engagement with craft, with each work demanding to be heard as well as seen. With works of varying scale and volume, it is as important to listen as to look to fully experience the show.

Sound Matters is produced by the Crafts Council with David Toop, Professor of Audio Culture and Improvisation at University of the Arts London, as curatorial adviser, and with exhibition design by Faudet-Harrison, Lecturers at Kingston University.

Exhibition dates: 2nd Oct – 23rd Nov 2013. For more information on Sound Matters see

A Crafts Council Touring Exhibition. Text & image: Ismini Samanidou/Crafts Council

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