Gift of Tongues (2017) Grand Union, Birmingham, UK

Exhibition soundtrack for Pleasure is a Weapon (2017), solo exhibition at Grand Union, Birmingham, UK.

54’00” (looped), stereo 2-channel.

Produced by Simon Bayliss.

Gift of Tongues (2017) is a 54-minute recorded soundtrack constantly looped throughout the gallery featuring music made in collaboration with artists Rory Pilgrim (collaboration as The Brilliant State), Simon Bayliss (collaboration as Splash Addict) and Dawn Bothwell (collaboration as Charm Offensive). Punctuating this music are spoken lyrics and field recordings; the sound of the artist’s heels on a train platform, her singing in spaces with high acoustic properties in Rotterdam, London and Newcastle, and the drum of rain on glass windows, all mixed into a repetitive dance beat. Gift of Tongues is a wandering, unfurling soundscape of different moods and moments’.

Cover image: Performance by The Brilliant State at the opening of Pleasure is a Weapon, Grand Union, Birmingham (2017). Photo: Marcinsz.

Soundcloud image: Detail of hand-drawn gallery map for Pleasure is a Weapon exhibition hand out