5-8PM FRI 7 AUG 2015 CHATHAM HISTORIC DOCKYARD, ENGINEERS WORKSHOP AND OUTDOOR SITES, PICK-UP A MAP FROM EITHER ENTRANCE
DIJ-I-TL-EK-SPER-UH-MENTS bring together works by MA Sound and Image students from the School of Music and Fine Art at the University of Kent, Amie Rai and Angela McArthur. Their work explores issues of technology’s symbiotic influence on us, the changing status of reading and our relationship to the spectacle created by novelty and immersion.
Amie Rai’s practice investigates our bodily relationship with technology and the way in which the fleshly and organic negotiate and interface with the technological. Her current work explores reading and narrative structures in the digital age and proposes ways in which reading can become a more embodied and material act. She uses existing books to reformulate new narratives through sound, image and material interventions.
Angela McArthur’s work meanwhile exposes the allure of novelty in technology, questing our notions of control, and the corporeal contract we enter into, via immersive experience – an eternal present which is sensorially active yet reflexively mediated. She questions ‘memorabilia as a substitute for historical memory, resisting binary oppositions in trying to understand our “pleasure in playing with the undecidable’ (Ranciere, c 2009).