Gail Priest is a Sydney-based artist with a multi-faceted practice in which sound is the key material of communication and investigation. Her work spans soundtracks for dance, theatre and video, solo electro-acoustic performance as well sound installations. In 2015-16 she has been awarded an Emerging & Experimental Arts Fellowship from the Australia Council to produce a body of work titled Sounding the Future. The first iteration was exhibited at Move.On, Werkleitz Festival 2015, developed through an EMAN/EMARE residency at Bandits-Mages, France. She is also a curator of concerts and exhibitions and writes extensively about sound and media arts for the Australian magazine RealTime.
During the Festival:
Gail Priest will take part in the panel The Memory of Technologie x The Future: The Secret Life of Technology on Sunday 01 November in the Main Hall of Theater Kikker.
Sounding the Future is a body of work that uses fictional narratives, fact and documentary to speculate about what art in the future might sound like. Using the auditory sense as a focus, our relationship to the sensorium is examined exploring the politics of listening, the individual versus the collective, and notions of the corporeal, the hyperreal and transcendence.