Listen! It’s World Listening Day

A couple of days ago we did a mobile phone field experiment in preparation for World Listening Day 2020.’The Collective Field‘. We were both amazed by the size of a herd we came across on a walk on the outskirts of Maryport. Simon was fascinated by the sounds of the three different groups of sheep—above, below and beyond—in the vast rolling field. Unfortunately, he neglected to bring his main recording gear and had to make do with a brief documentation with a view to returning the next day. Ursula found the voices of the sheep very human. She always carries […]

On Being an Art Couple

‘Our experiments were fast and furious’, Ben Nicholson (1920s) What does it mean to be an art couple? A lot: lots of discussion, lots of art, lots of double forms arising from the fact of being both oneself and a double act/art. We had worked for many years independently on a range of projects and collaborations, when we decided to explore our shared disciplines and passions. We found an ever-increasing set of overlaps and intersections as our ways of working began to unfold to one another. Our work became a dialogue, an ongoing conversation, making our art not only self-reflexive, […]