Compressed air, Silicone tubing, 2x Glass horn, Traditional Japanese paper (2 grades), Natural Latex
Pressure Gradients is a collection of new collaborative works by British sound artists Jordan Edge and Joshua Legallienne. Both artists have worked with the movement of air individually in their respective practices and have come together to further explore this mode of working. This exhibition is the result of an extended period of dialogue and research between the artists.
This new body of work is focused on the movement of air for the production of unamplified acoustic sound, producing audible noise through kinetic actions and material interaction. Pressure Gradients explores sustainable and unconventional methods of sound production using air as the primary medium. The project explores sonic reductionism; examining the perception of sound at a truly fundamental level: variations in air pressure. The works explore concepts of immateriality through their use of transparent and translucent materials; utilising giant latex balloons, silicone tubing, biodegradable plastic sheeting, glass horns, traditional Japanese tissue paper.
Edge and Legallienne are the first recipients of The Auxiliary’s Sonic Arts Emerging Artist Exhibition Award.