30 May–16 June
Opens Wednesday 30 May 6pm–8pm
Nick Chilvers’ practice explores moments of improvisation and disclosure through video, live performance, sound, photography and installation. He uses dramatic action, spoken narrative and humour to explore uncomfortable memories and feelings. Although his work stems from autobiographical material it aims to explore universal aspects of human experience through its humorous perspectives and honesty.
Nick will install a single speaker in the wall. From this speaker, six recorded spoken word pieces will play on continuous loop. These talking pieces present a multitude of stories and dialogue that narrate emotional negotiations with the world. The voices overlap and intertwine, creating a collage of differing tone and cadence that forms a polyphony, or a chorus of voices. Some minor instrumentation (drums, double base and musical samples) is included and particular musical techniques are employed to emphasise the ambling characteristics of an externalized conversation. A poster with an image and title that relate to the talking works will be printed on vinyl sheets and adhered directly onto the wall.