The Changing Room
- Wed 6 Apr - Fri 17 Jun, Mon-Sat 10am-5pm
- ICIA Art Space 1
Exhibition closed: Friday 22 April - Monday 2 May 2011 (inclusive)
Exhibition by University Artist-in-Residence
“There are no short cuts
to any place worth going”
Janek Schaefer is a sound artist, musician and composer. He explores site and context to reveal how sound can play with the spatial and architectural aspects of place.
As the Olympics approach, Schaefer has been exploring the University's Sports Training Village with his microphones to create a mixed-media installation in response to ICIA's 2011 theme Set in Play...
If something has 'play' in it, it has room for manoeuvre or change. Schaefer's investigation has led him to focus on the changing room as a place of transition where people prepare, plan, reflect, celebrate or commiserate. Along his journey, the artist asked a range of people, what it means to bring about 'change'...
Janek studied architecture at the Royal College of Art. He has performed and exhibited widely throughout Europe (including Tate Modern and ICA London), USA, Canada, Japan, and Australia (Sydney Opera House). In 2008 he won the Paul Hamlyn Award for Composers Prize, and The British Composer of the Year Award in Sonic Art.
"Where you'd thought that Fluxus and everything that came after it had turned almost every stone,
this man keeps coming up with concepts that are so simple they enthral you." Uzine, Belgium
Recent work by Janek: Asleep at the Wheel
Exhibition Reception & Artist’s Talk
Reception: Wed 6 Apr, 6.30pm
Artist’s Talk: Wed 6 Apr, 7-8pm
ICIA Art Space 1 - Free admission - All welcome
Exhibition Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-5pm
- Admission Free