Sonia Boyce, For You, Only You, 2008. Photo: Louise Hepworth. Courtesy of AV Festival 08

Sonia Boyce, For You, Only You, 2008. Photo: Louise Hepworth. Courtesy of AV Festival 08

Sonia Boyce, For You, Only You, 2008. Photo: Louise Hepworth. Courtesy of AV Festival 08

For You, Only You, was a video installation by Sonia Boyce encapsulating the relationship between the music of the Renaissance and now, shown as a triptych on three separate screens in the Great Hall of Newcastle’s Castle Keep. The work actively explored the connections and boundaries between classical music and sound art, using the human voice as the link. It fused together a Renaissance masterpiece by Josquin Desprez, Tu Solus Qui Facis Mirabilia (You Alone Can Work Wonders) sung by Alamire and contemporary sound art by Greek composer Mikhail Karikis.

Biography
Sonia Boyce is a British Afro-Caribbean artist, living and working in London. Her early work addresses issues of race, ethnicity and contemporary urban experience expressed in large pastel drawings and photographic collages, questioning racial stereotypes in the media and in day-to-day life. Her work has since shifted both materially and conceptually; incorporating a variety of media that combines photographs, collages, films, prints, drawings, installation and sound.

Credit
Commissioned by Locus +

Sonia Boyce: For You, Only You

FREE

Preview: Thu 28 February 2008, 6-8.30pm

Fri 29 February – Sun 9 May 2008

Castle Keep

Castle Garth
Newcastle NE1 1RQ

Opening Times
9.30am-4.30pm daily