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Joshua Woolford: New Dialogues with Sound

22 Jun 2024 3-6pm

Tate Britain
London SW1P 4RG


Join us for an afternoon celebrating new collaborative sound practices developed by Interpretation Artist in Residence Joshua Woolford

How can sound be used to surface untold or hidden stories surrounding artworks? Does sound allow us to form new relationships with and connections to art?

Responding to these questions, artist Joshua Woolford has created six new sound pieces for the Tate Britain collection. Throughout their residency, they have explored how sound opens up new ways to engage with artworks through both theory and practice.

This afternoon celebrates the potential of sound to create dialogues with artworks through talks, sound pieces and live performance. Following their talk and performance, Woolford will be joined by Kenichi Iwasa and Zein Majali for a jam session responding to the selected artworks. We will then move into the gallery for live sound performances in front of Lynette Yiadom-Boakye's Razorbill 2020 by Nkisi, Tereza Delzz, Tia Simon-Campbell (Sippin’ T).

Woolford will also respond to Oscar Murillo’s Manifestation 2019–2020 and read words by Morgan Totah on her experience of collecting soap sounds in the West Bank, Occupied Palestine, next to Mona Hatoum’s Present Tense 1996.

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