Nabihah Iqbal x Libby Heaney: Cascade - Installation
Soak up the sensation of this water-themed audio-visual installation from musician Nabihah Iqbal and visual artist and quantum physicist Libby Heaney.
You’re invited to sit for as long as you wish over two hours, forming a fluid, free-flowing audience that echoes the central focus of the pair’s work.
Through field recordings of the Thames and AI-generated sounds and visuals, as well as music and words, Iqbal and Heaney plunge you into an immersive world of real and artificial water-scapes.
In Cascade the Thames serves as a focal point for the pair, pushing them to explore the materiality, history, rituals and symbolism attached to both rivers and water.
Cascade is a part of our Purcell Sessions. The collaborative project features a performance, installation and a workshop, taking place in September.
The workshop focuses on taking recordings along the River Thames. Recordings from the session will be fed to an AI machine and eventually used in the performance and installation.
The project follows on from their previous collaboration, The Whole Earth Chanting, which explored the transcendental nature of human and non-human voice through field recordings, AI-generated sound and meditative composition.
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Dates & times
Installation: 29 – 30 Jan 2022, 4pm
Workshop: 12 Sep 2021, 2pm – 4pm
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