Jennifer Wicks Extended Compositions: Defining a visual language of sound

Mon 17 May — Sun 11 July 2021

Jennifer Wicks

Extended Compositions is a film, sculpture and sound installation by Glasgow based artist Jennifer Wicks which explores the intersections between music, drawing, film and sculpture and the relationship between sound and image.


The original installation incorporated sculpture, moving image and sound and explored the layered and complex liminal space that occurs between film and sound and how the synchronization of sound and image evolves and changes to alter perceptions of time and memory. Over time the audience witnesses sound as a physical, material, and spatial experience until the sound dissolves into the space.


During the second Covid-19 lockdown Wicks was able to continue researching and developing the work with the support of Creative Scotland and has been working remotely with musicians Jeremy Ward (Double Bass - BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra) and Alice Allen and Katrina Lee (Violin and Cello – GAIA Duo – Chamber Music Scotland Ensemble in Residence 2019-2021) to create sound for 16mm work and a suite for the graphic notations.


Extended Compositions now also reflects on the limitations artists and musicians have faced over the past 12 months and shows how they adapt and change to ensure that they carry on developing ideas and producing work.

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