Toby Christian at SUTDIOAUDIO
Twelve audio commissions made in response to 2020. A collaboration between AICA–UK and PEER
AICA-UK (International Association of Art Critics) in collaboration with PEER present STUDIOAUDIO, a series of new audio commissions by artists, made at a time of significant change in our daily lives. They will be premiered on two programmes on Resonance FM at 8pm on 21 and 22 October and then repeated at 10am the following mornings. They will then be disseminated via the websites of AICA-UK and PEER. Collectively, they will stand as a record of an extraordinary historical moment and demonstrate how creativity can be a powerful form of resilience.
Twelve artists including Phyllida Barlow, Hardeep Pandhal and Hamish Fulton have been invited to create a new sound work of between three and eight minutes long. Encompassing scripted performances, music, poetry, sound-works and diaristic reflections, the artists have explored their relationship to the studio as a place of solitude and creativity. During current uncertainties, the commissions respond to the new complex realities that the artists are navigating. The responses vary widely as some have embraced the time and space that lockdown has delivered, while others have been severely hit by its consequences. These include lost exhibition opportunities and income, and the project aims to provide a platform for new forms of work that engage with the format of radio and online distribution. The project has been generously supported by Art Fund, AICA-UK, and PEER.