High fired stoneware, played and four-channel sound. 2016.

Ingibjörg Gudmundsdóttir & Iris Garrelfs
Ceramics and four-channel sound
Cooperation in a residency as a part of the project Landscape : Islands, lead by J Kay Aplin and Joseph Yong.

Ingibjörg Gudmundsdóttir is influenced by her native Icelandic landscape and the sculptures in the installation are a response to the volcanic stones found on the beaches there.

The sound in Iris Garrelfs’ 4-channel composition arose out of a conversation between objects, stone and the gallery. They were recorded by sounding the sculptures using a violin bow, rubbing them together, drumming onto them with fingers and Brighton beach stones.

This sound making activity left a trace on the objects – for example the white marks you can see which where left by the resin of the bow, reminiscent of salt deposits. In this way, the work of the two artists became more and more entwined: as you can hear the sculptures in the sound, you can also see the sound making in the objects.