Beth Dawson, Charlotte Parallel and val smith
Invisible Neighbours

10 April – 4 May 2024

Invisible Neighbours Beth Dawson, Charlotte Parallel and val smith

Invisible Neighbours is an installation of drawings, text and sound objects that focus on the generative nature of feedback. As a collaboration the artists are working with feedback as a sonic material that they create and respond to, through drawing, electromagnetism, pedals, amps, keyboard, bodies, conversations and listening to special places.

Speakers, like twisters, reach down and up. Yet still, spitting asteroids in all directions. The exteriors of buildings, one such direction. Wirings under table another, connecting drawings where once they previously laid.

The wafting crunch of touch to ear hole; a sudden folding to re-amplify. An oceanic moment. Summons little laps against legs. This lullaby of noise haunts so softly. Or, a feminist killjoy conjuring1.

An eyelash sticks to the sound, touching like a tissue paper zine. No staples. Listening to the forces of place, a soft mapping. Sensors recharge all efforts, and incline time to Tiriti-based transformations.

val smith

1 The Feminist Killjoy Handbook, Sara Ahmed

Images by Ardit Hoxha