|ZoŽ Walker & Neil Bromwich - CONCH [sound studio] Highland Tour|
||Zoe Walker & Neil Bromwich's latest work in the cycle 'Searching for a Change of Consciousness' tunes into the thoughts of communities on the brink of transformation, The Conch [sound studio] is a travelling structure - part shell, part ark - gathering people's hopes and fears for the future, looking for a change in consciousness. Apocalyptic thinking or positivist transformation, the survival strategies of a new world order are whispered from its walls.|
The Conch will be travelling to diverse and remote communities in the Scottish Highlands, throughout this year. Listen to this growing archive of grass-roots ideas that narrate the changing nature of society in the face of environmental challenges, forecasting the future amid a climate of fear and uncertaintly.
ZoŽ Walker & Neil Bromwich explore the space between what exists and what is possible. Within this liminal space they create objects and situations that lead audiences on transformative experiences inviting them to consider an 'other' way of being. Participants in their work are asked to examine their relationship to the environment they inhabit and reflect on a larger global situation. Walker & Bromwich are interested in art's potential to act as a catalyst for social and political transformation. At the heart of their work is the pursuit of an ideal and the question as to whether it is possible for Art and, more particularly, their practice to provide practical, aesthetic and poetic solutions to social, political and environmental problems.
13 - 16 April Thurso and Scrabster Harbours, North Coast of Scotland
18 - 20 April Findhorn, Morayshire - THIS WEEK
Further dates to be announced throughout the summer
Commissioned by IOTA for The Highland Council and funded by the Highland Arts Partnership through Creative Scotland Rural Innovation Fund
Zoe Walker & Neil Bromwich are represented by Pippy Houldsworth Gallery London www.houldsworth.co.uk
Bank of Reason Solo Presentation with Pippy Houldsworth Gallery at Trajector Art Fair Brussels, 30 April - 1 May
The Neuconomy of Art panel discussion, Trajector Art Fair Brussels, 30 April 13:00
The Voice of Peace Revisited a new live Celestial Radio project for the Musrara Mix Festival Jerusalem, Israel, 24-26 May 2011
Public Interactions: Dialogues on Art and Public Space, conference speakers, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia 21-23 July 2011