CIT CCAD MA:Art & Process student Vicky Langan to perform in Oxford & London

07 March, 2017

CIT CCAD MA:Art & Process student

Vicky Langan to perform in Oxford & London



Vicky will perform and discuss her work in RHB 155, Department of Music, Goldsmiths University, London, IKLECTIK Arts Lab, London and Audiograft 2017 is curated by the Sonic Art Research Unit (SARU) at Oxford Brookes University.

 

This event is run by the Fringe and Underground Music Group.

Bio for Vicky Langan:

Vicky Langan (b.1986) is a Cork-based artist whose practice operates across several often overlapping fields, chiefly performance, sound, and film. Langan both embraces and projects vulnerability, offering an intimate territory loaded with personal symbolism and unguarded emotion. With a focus on the sounds of the body and its functions, involving contact-­miked skin, amplified breath and live electronic manipulation, Langan’s work sits between sound and performance art. Using simple raw materials such as domestic objects, hair and tape, she layers physical gestures and scraps of sound to create intensely personal imaginary landscapes. Mundane domesticity is explored as a temporal space where the material body and sensual inner worlds mesh. In opening herself emotionally, she creates warm yet discomforting rituals that at once embrace the viewer and remain resolutely private, exploring the limits of what can be shared between people and what must remain mysterious.

“There are some musicians who entertain us, fine; some who stimulate us, better; and then some who immerse us in something so powerful that, almost, primal emotions surface instantly; making us ultra-defensive, or, finally open to illumination. One of the latter is Vicky Langan... You may love her, hate her, be astonished, be repelled-but you will not be unmoved. Promise. In a world of bland s**te we need to treasure artists like this -even if they burn... ”
- Bernard Clarke, NOVA, RTÉ Lyric Fm.

“Through her solo work as Wölflinge, Irish artist Vicky Langan has gained a reputation for raw and intense performances that are as likely to leave audiences feeling deeply unsettled as profoundly moved. Langan both embraces and projects vulnerability, offering an intimate physical theatre loaded with personal symbolism and unguarded emotion. With a focus on the sounds of the body and its functions, involving contact-miked skin, amplified breath and live electronic manipulation, Langan’s work sits between sound and performance art.”
- Daniel Spicer, The Wire magazine

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