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Installation detail
DANIELLE WAINE
24/05/18 - 03/06/18
OUTPUT gallery is proud to launch its free summer programme with a solo exhibition by Liverpool-based artist Danielle Waine (b. 97, Cheshire). Waine makes sound and object assemblages that respond to the spaces she works in, here activating OUTPUT with temporary installations consisting of found objects and various materials. Each assemblage has sound potential that the artist will activate on occasion.

Waine will also be delivering a workshop as a part of this exhibition, 12-2pm May 31. The public are invited to re-imagine the soundtrack to Tarkovsky’s 1997 sci-fi Stalker. Visitors can experience a hands-on introduction to experimental sound-making while they create a new musical accompaniment for the classic film.
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Why do you refer to the works in the exhibition as assemblages rather than sculptures?

The term assemblage refers to the works' ability to be collapsible and interchangeable. All the objects used are at some point un- and re-assembled in different variations of sculptural work. It is an ongoing practice that can be seen as one artwork, with moments of regeneration, activity and dormancy through its constant discourse. The artist acknowledges the sculptural elements of the work, but does not define it as sculpture. The latter has a language of permanence and solidity; sculpture concludes, whereas assemblage is an open system.

Why did you choose the film 'Stalker' for the sound-making workshop?

Tarkovsky's adaptation of Stalker from Strugatsky's book A Roadside Picnic transforms the story from a very descriptive and typical sci-fi fiction into an amazingly gestural, tensional, eerie and beautiful piece of cinema. In this gesture, there's a minimal dialect that encourages the viewers’ reliance on their intuition to read the subtleties that create the atmosphere of the film. Workshop attendees will re-create this act of gestural adaptation, also working intuitively in response to the tensions they read from the film when stripped of its soundtrack; further enforcing the minimal dialect and encouraging attendees response to visual language in the film in order to translate it into sound. This is a mechanism the artist sometimes adopts in her own sound based work; sonically responding to, and somewhat replacing the visual, literary and already existing sonic language of assemblages, spaces, feelings etc.

How does the art in the room respond to the gallery space and its architecture?

The architectural features of the gallery space offers certain shapes, lines and scuffs that mirror the forms belonging to the assemblage objects. The works placements are decided based on channels between these mirrored shapes, the assemblage objects and the relationship created by their proximity to one another.
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Sound Workshop at OUTPUT
Sound Workshop at OUTPUT