Will Schrimshaw creates a new installation that manipulates the acoustic signature of the Tyne Bridge's vast North Tower. Based on the idea that buildings emit a recognisable acoustic energy, Space Against Itself manipulates soundwaves from the tower itself to occupy and saturate the frequencies at which the building is normally heard. During a looped-cycle, the shifting sounds create the uncanny sense that the space is closing-in on you.
Will Schrimshaw is an artist and researcher based in North Shields. Often working with sound amidst a larger vibrational continuum, his work is broadly concerned with the subliminal influence of backgrounds, ambiances and atmospheres, with the often imperceptible determinants of space and place. In 2011 he completed a PhD in Philosophy and Architecture at Newcastle University, focusing upon ideas of acoustic space and auditory influence within architectural and artistic practice. He teaches courses on sonic interaction and sound design and has completed a number of residencies, solo and group exhibitions, performances and workshops throughout Europe.
Commissioned by AV Festival 10. Supported by Culture Lab and Newcastle City Council. World Premiere.
Preview: Fri 5 March 2010, 7-10pm
Fri 5 March – Sun 14 March 2010
Entrance on Lombard Street