Tuesday, 19 June 2018

NEW BLOG ADDRESS----

Have moved over here---
https://lauragraceford.blogspot.com/

OPEN YOUR PALM, FEEL THE DUST SETTLING THERE- NEW THREE PART AUDIO WORK AVAILABLE NOW




A new three-part audio work by artist and Savage Messiah author Laura Grace Ford, generated by psychogeographic walks – drifts – through the Latimer Road, Hammersmith and White City areas of West London.
Comprised of a conflation of spoken text and sound collage, Open Your Palm is an audio work responding to the psychic and emotional contours of the city. Made from field recordings and fragments of found music, the spectral sectors of the city permeate its three episodes. The channelling of voices based on real encounters allows for an intersubjective relationship with the terrain, an approach to sound and text as a form of psychic ventriloquy. 
Laura will present a live audio visual performance of the work on 27 June at Somerset House Studios. 
https://www.somersethouse.org.uk/whats-on/open-your-palm-feel-dust-settling-there

Sunday, 29 October 2017

Excerpt of new audio work made in collaboration with producer Jack Latham for the show 'The Sky is Falling' at CCA Glasgow February 2017

https://soundcloud.com/laura-oldfield-ford/glasgow-excerpt




Friday, 16 June 2017

SAVAGE MESSIAH COLLECTIVE----


Savage Messiah Collective---
Post Capitalist Desire
The spectre of a world which could be free
audio drifts / K-Punk mixtapes/ projections/ London dreamings /

dj sets/ interventions- Majed Aslam / Kodwo Eshun/ Laura Oldfield Ford/ Barry Squiggins/ JD Taylor/ Frances Young/ John Wild - more tbc---

the Acid Commune must be built!

George Tavern Commercial Road London E1 0LA
Friday 16th June 2017

8-3am


Thursday, 23 February 2017


Laura Oldfield Ford: Alpha, Isis, Eden

1 February – 18 March 2017
Preview: 31 January 2017, 6.30–8.30pm


The Showroom presents a major new commission by London-based artist Laura Oldfield Ford.
The Showroom’s neighbourhood of Church Street is an area largely untouched by gentrification, but now on the cusp of transformation, with a host of new developments and housing schemes planned, including a major regeneration initiative called The Futures Plan. Alpha, Isis and Eden are the names of three of the housing blocks local to The Showroom that are proposed for radical redevelopment.
Central to Oldfield Ford’s installation is a new sound work, made in collaboration with sound engineer and producer Jack Latham, using field recordings taken by Oldfield Ford during experimental, critically-engaged walks or ‘dérives’ in the area. Mapping the psychic contours of the urban environment through her subjective experience, Oldfield Ford also draws on her personal history of working in the area in the public care and social welfare sectors, as well as on time she spent in subcultural scenes as a squatter and political activist.
In the gallery space materials such has plywood and Sitex (perforated steel used for boarding-up abandoned buildings) create a structure covered with collage, drawing and text, interwoven with fragments of overheard conversation and other sounds and summons of the street. Layer upon layer of personal and public histories, individual and collective, imagined and real, intertwine and articulate an intersubjectivity which exposes and reassembles the urban landscape spatially and temporally; its private domestic spaces and public areas, and the lives that pass through and in-between them.







The Showroom
63 Penfold Street
London NW8 8PQ
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7724 4300
Opening hours
Wednesday – Saturday, 12–6pm