Sculptural Sounds: Laura Buckley and Franziska Lantz
An immersive evening presenting new works devised by artists Laura Buckley and Franziska Lantz, both of whom explore aural and visual textures through their experimental use of light and sound.
Fusing together sculptural installation and moving image, Laura Buckley investigates the potential of light, sound and surface. The works overwhelm the gallery space, employing reflective materials and sculptural objects to bathe the viewer in projected light. Blurring the boundaries between artwork and gallery space, the installations reveal their own technicality and disrupt the conventions of display. For the event, Buckley invites three collaborators - Django Django, Plaid and Rod Morris - to work with Buckley’s original soundtrack to create a new and unique soundscape for her installation: REPEL DARKER, 2017
In her experimental performances, Franziska Lantz employs found objects and unusual instruments to create textured soundscapes, making clear the sculptural quality of noise. Responding to the context of For A Partnership Society, she creates a new work, live in the gallery.
Laura Buckley's work has been exhibited widely in the UK and abroad. She has had solo exhibitions at EIGEN + ART Lab, Berlin; Site Gallery, Sheffield; and Cell Project Space, London, among others. Recent group shows include Disappearing Into One, Zabludowicz Collection, London; and Slate, with Dan Coopey & Rob Smith, Turner Contemporary, Margate. She was shortlisted for the 2014 Jarman Award. Her work is included in a number of collections, including Axa Collection of Irish Art, Zabludowicz Collection, Saatchi Collection, David Roberts Collection, and University of the Arts London Collection. Buckley was born in Galway, Ireland, in 1977. She currently lives and works in London, UK.
Franziska Lantz is an artist and musician based in London. She merges visual and audio work in moody installations and uncompromising performances in a perpetual quest to unearth hidden landscapes and lost remains from a post-apocalyptic future-past. Lantz founded Global Warming Records label in 2014, recently releasing expanding arid zones, her double album of filthy, bone grinding techno. Since 2008 she has been producing DriftShift, a weekly radio show on London's ResonanceFM, from which she regularly broadcasts her electronic music experiments into space.