28/05/2022 - 30/09/2022
New Work - Installation
Lina Lapelytė - Here Hear Hare Hair
“We walked in Ilford with people who were local and not so local. We tried to listen and to see. We attempted to create songs together. Later, we gathered to impersonate animals and different living beings. The soundscape of an imagined nature.” – Lina Lapelytė
Step into a forest of sound with an immersive installation by the award-winning artist Lina Lapelytė, premiering at SPACE Ilford this summer. A multitude of speakers hang from the gallery’s domed ceiling, inviting audiences to immerse themselves in a soundscape that explores the broken relationships between human beings and the natural world around us. These relationships are translated as homophonic interpretations of nature’s echoes crafted by the human voice.
The installation responds to interactions with the local area and community during Lina’s six-month residency at SPACE. Created in collaboration with local participants, the workshops and voice recordings explore the sensory enrichment of an imagined nature. The work meditates on the romanticised idea of the non-human world around us as well as our ambivalent relationship with it.
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