Australian British artist Sally Golding presents two new audiovisual installations which conclude her year-long Embedded residency, delivered in partnership with Sound and Music and the South London Gallery (SLG).
The installations explore Golding’s interest in perception and phenomenology and consider audiovisual art as a participatory experience. Golding’s work questions states of reality, challenging notions of narrative and the act of perceiving through the deployment of sonic and visual fragments, and the reworking of the bare components of audiovisual media such as light, substrate, and amplification.
The new works involving multisensory projection, optical sheeting, reflection, lighting, and sonic composition extend upon her repertoire of live expanded cinema performances, multimedia installations and sound recordings. During her residency, Golding accessed the Grade II listed former Peckham Road Fire Station, recently gifted to the SLG, as means of exploring geodislocation, representation and the double.
Sally Golding is a multimedia artist combining film projection, lighting and sonic composition to create expanded cinema performances and participatory installations. Golding’s audiovisual performance work focuses on the experience of the audience, pushing the boundaries of visual and auditory perception through the breakdown of the cinematic system into flicker, waveforms and colour fields while her installations have harnessed the presence of the audience themselves by incorporating their reflected image into projections within immersive spaces.
Known internationally for her expanded cinema performances, Golding’s live sets are edgy and intense, driven by a minimalist approach to horror aesthetics leading her to explore science and superstition, philosophy and pulp. Her sonic work revolves around a custom system of printing complex optical sound compositions onto 16mm film and performing with light-sensitive audio devices and amplified lighting. Cacophonic in form and content, Golding’s performances transcend chaos and enter a hypnotic zone, while her installation work evokes acts of self-perceiving leading to meditative and transgressive states.
Through the curatorial outlets of Unconscious Archives (London) and OtherFilm (Australia), Golding presents live audiovisual and sound art performance as a means of examining: ‘liveness’ the synaesthetic concerns of audiovisual art and the contemporary role of the audience.
Since 2004 Golding has performed and exhibited at Tate Britain; Digital Culture Centre, Mexico City; Institute of Modern Art, Australia; CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid; Rotterdam International Film Festival; Sound of Stockholm; Cable Festival, Nantes; BEAM: Brunel Electronic & Analogue Music Festival, UK; Kraak, Belgium; Colour Out of Space, Brighton; Fylkingen, Stockholm; Sonica, Slovenia; Open Frame (Room40), Brisbane; FlexFest, Florida; Supernormal Festival; Edinburgh International Film Festival; San Francisco Cinematheque; Abandon Normal Devices, UK; Contemporary Art Centre, Lithuania; NowNow Festival, Sydney; Australian Centre for the Moving Image; Melbourne International Film Festival; Contemporary Art Tasmania; Audiograft, Oxford; Experimenta, India; The Stone, NYC; Cafe OTO, London; New Zealand Film Archives; Liquid Architecture, Australia; Transacoustic, Auckland; and What is Music?, Australia.