Universal Crepitation

Ole Hagen, Mhairi Vari, Oscar Nearly, Hannah James-Scott, Rhea T-W, Hannah Jowett

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    Group exhibition at Stephen Lawrence Gallery, University of Greenwich Galleries. The exhibition is part of Greenwich Sound/Image Festival. Featuring Ole Hagen, Mhairi Vari and Oscar Nearly in collaboration with Hannah James-Scott, Rhea T-W and Hannah Jowett.

    I am presenting a new film, 'Long Live the Void' (2020), a new sound sculpture, 'Hum' (2020) and a collaborative sound and image installation with Hannah Jowett, 'Don't Feed the task Monkeys'.

    Universal: in that no part can be excluded from causality (unless godlike and nonexistent).
    Crepitation: a crackle, a rattling of parts rubbing together.

    The relationship between sound and the emergence of music has two distinct trajectories, the narrative/linear and the ambient/cyclical; time and space. Universal Crepitation explores the dynamic tension between these two tendencies or aspects of the sonic. Drawing on a diversity of sources, such as song writing, play writing, field recordings and dance this exhibition explores the dynamic between formlessness and form, with an emphasis on the staged and how content moves from one media to another. It is also an exploration of collaboration in that the three original artists of the exhibition, Ole Hagen, Mhairi Vari and Oscar Nearly are collaborating with three other artists. Work overlap in this exhibition to create new visual constellations and sonic landscapes.

    Due to Covid, the show has had restricted access/online presence, with a view to open fully to the public from the 2nd December.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 10 Nov 2020
    EventUniversal Crepitation - Stephen Lawrence Gallery, London, United Kingdom
    Duration: 10 Nov 202018 Dec 2020


    • Sound and image
    • installation


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