Peter J. Evans: 'Free Thinking: Tearing up the Rule Book' BBC Radio 3
Image: Peter J. Evans, Broken telephone, 2015, Diagram, 16 audio compositions, max patch and headsets (PJE0103) Courtesy of the arist and Workplace Gallery, UK Photography: Wig Worland
BBC Radio 3
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Saturday 7th November 2015
Kerry Andrew visits BALTIC 39 in Newcastle, where Free Thinking is taking place this weekend, to report on Peter J Evans's new sound-installation, Broken Telephone.
Broken Telephone was conceived as a game (which takes its inspiration from the playful linguistic version) between 4 participants. Each participant made an original piece of music which travelled round the other players, one after the other, attempting to recreate from memory what they had heard after just one listen. The sixteen resulting tracks are to be released as four 12" records, but were installed in a specific realisation of the project as part of Peter J. Evans' solo exhibition "Across islands, divides" at BALTIC B39. The evolving compositions reveal what gets lost in translation, what distance brings and how one thing interacts with another through a series of complex processes. They illustrate how one thing, as Evans argues 'through movement and time always becomes something else'.
Workplace Gallery is a contemporary art gallery run by artists.
Based in Gateshead UK, Workplace Gallery represents a portfolio of emerging and established artists through the gallery programme, curatorial projects and international art fairs.