Local Whispers 1 - Full Rabbit exhibition
'Local Whispers' relates to human perception, the freedom of the imagination and the unreliability of human recollection. The first 'Local Whispers' installation of 2011 was specifically arranged for the V&A's British Galleries and to work with Cornelia Parker's 'Breathless'. This rearrangement makes use of an excavated room in the vaults of Shoreditch Town Hall and exposes objects, words and sounds collected from the UK and China. Visitors are invited to explore both sounds and the related objects, using the sound to set the immediate surroundings and object as a catalyst for the imagination.
Top: Local Whispers, main installation view. Above: Window view.
Medium: ink, rice paper, found objects, sound, lazer.
Local Whispers 2
Local Whispers 2 - Full Rabbit exhibition
First developed and exhibited at Platform China, Institute of Contemporary Art, Beijing alongside the Half Rabbit exhibition. Near the end of the show the gallery was stripped bare to make way for an audio ghost of the Half Rabbit Beijing exhibition. Audio prepared from recordings of artists and the local environment are presented in three rooms. Three rooms in the vaults of Shoreditch Town Hall were prepared to present the work at the Full Rabbit exhibition and the three sound files were played in each space.
Artists involved: Sui Jianguo, Experimenter En Couleur, Jun Yuan, Ding Xin, Ruan Qianrui and Shan Studio.
Above: Local Whispers 2, Room A. Centre: Room B. Bottom: Room C.
Medium: Gallery rooms, sound.