Volume Dissolves Into Atmosphere


A project by Central Saint Martins MA Culture, Criticism and Curation at David Roberts Art Foundation


“…At the slow party, copies sync towards zero”: New sound work by Andrew Sunderland in the DRAF studio.


Open to the public: 27-28 November 2015, 12-6pm


Private View:

Thursday 26 November, 6:30 – 8:30pm

Free: All welcome.


Volume Dissolves Into Atmosphere is a project curated by MA Culture, Criticism and Curation students from Central Saint Martins for the DRAF studio.


The project presents “…At the slow party, copies sync towards zero” – a newly commissioned sculptural sound work by artist Andrew Sunderland. The piece links the industrial history of the DRAF building to the re-purposing of similar post-industrial spaces in ’90s rave culture. Using a recording of his voice within the downstairs exhibition space as a starting point, Sunderland has deployed software plugins commonly used in the production of club music such as time-stretching and auto-tune to create an audio work that stretches over three days.


Andrew Sunderland is an artist working with music, sculpture, and print. He often constructs works using clothing, and ‘soft’ fabrics that respond to sound and vibration. He is a recent graduate of Goldsmiths.


Curating Sound. A conversation with David Toop, Ed Kelly, Antonia Blocker and Hamish Dunbar.

Thurs 26 Nov, 4–6pm

Free, email: volumedissolvesintoatmosphere@gmail.com to reserve a place.


On the occasion of the project Volume Dissolves into Atmosphere, Central Saint Martins MA Culture, Criticism and Curation students host a discussion about the relationship between sound and space and their coexistence in the gallery environment. What is the status of sound in the gallery and how can it be experienced as art? What are the challenges in exhibiting and curating sound work? What is the changing relationship between sound and its audiences? These questions will be discussed by David Toop (composer/musician, curator and UAL Chair of Audio Culture and Improvisation), Ed Kelly (composer/musician and associate lecturer in Visual Art: Fine Art Digital at Camberwell College of Art), Antonia Blocker (Curator: Public Programmes, Whitechapel Gallery) and Hamish Dunbar (Founder and Director, Cafe Oto).


David Roberts Art Foundation


DRAF Studio is supported by Arts Council England and DRAF Galleries Circle




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