Camilla Fanning Ireland
I approach Sound like sculpture. I am interested in making digital immersive large scale interventions outside as well as inside the gallery space. I am interested in the collective delusions which keep the world running, my research interests extending to political and economic frameworks.
I approach Sound like sculpture. I am interested in making digital immersive large scale interventions outside as well as inside the gallery space. I conceive of this as being interdisciplinary durational interactive site specific Installation. I use field recordings, sound assemblage, and am interested in the crossovers with music and movement. I am interested in the use of space and locations, thinking about the ‘encounter’ and audience interaction. Sound is a very human visceral experience. Using field recordings, spoken word and audio is collected and collaged, edited and mixed to create soundscape or sound assemblage, with an awareness of crossovers with music and movement.
The themes I explore are related to the gap between what is real versus what is acknowledged. I am interested in that part of the social construct that relies on secrecy and denial, and the dichotomies and social delusions it spawns is what is intriguing. I work with both outside and venue based site specific works and immersive installations, depending on which is most appropriate to the theme being explored and the community involved.
I am interested in place - the dissonance and ambiguity that exists between the recorded and the tangible of the landscape. It leads to questions of what has hegemony- official history of topographical maps, the existence of historical artefacts in memory, or empirical evidence itself. My method in creating art works represents an opportunity to re-sound these hidden memories, to re-evoke and re-vitalise oral stories and histories once again. Consequently, I research the heritage and history of the area, make field recordings and create related ambient soundscapes. However, the core of my sound-works is often the blended in voices and memories of the people who live in these places, interviewed and recorded through various outreach methods. I am interested in the collective delusions which keep the world running, my research interests extending to political and economic frameworks.
I use whichever technological delivery platform works best for the concept and site, from multiple speakers and sensors to podcasts or geolocated sound walks.
My practice encompasses Sound Art and fine art print making, I have exhibited in Ireland, the UK, Norway and the US, curated exhibitions the Archives of the Botanic Gardens Dublin and the Graphic Studio Dublin, studied in Dublin, New York and Berlin, gained arts awards from the ACI and DLR Co.Co. , am a member of the Graphic Studio and held an artist residency in Cill Rialaig in summer 2015.