Institute of Contemporary Arts

Caption: Ima-Abasi Okon
Sound artist and DJ Ain Bailey presents a sonic round table with Gail Lewis, Ian Stonehouse, Ego Ahaiwe Sowinski, Nana Adusei-Poku, Amal Khalaf, Sonia Boyce and Jimmy Robert.
Ain Bailey frequently employs the sonic round table as part of her work, inviting a group of people to collectively share and discuss sounds that relate to their own personal histories. Congregation: Sonic Round Table is the first time that Bailey has invited an audience to listen to selected tracks and sounds by an invited group of artists, writers and organisers whose work bears a direct relation to her own sonic practice.
This is the second event in a three-part live series presented by Ain Bailey at the Institute of Contemporary Arts. The Congregation series furthers Bailey’s ongoing research into how people use sound to create a sense of place. Central to this body of work is the idea of a ‘sonic biography’; the personal constellation of sounds that form an individual identity. With Congregation, the artist is considering the ways in which communities are formed through the sharing of sounds. A focus of Bailey’s work for some time, this sonic round table builds on events undertaken by the artist at Wysing Arts Centre and following a commission by Serpentine Projects.
This event runs from 11.30am – 4pm and a light lunch will be provided for all.
Ain Bailey is a sound artist and DJ. Her current practice involves an exploration of sonic autobiographies, architectural acoustics, live performance, as well as collaborations with performance, visual and sonic artists. Among these is performance/visual artist Jimmy Robert, who commissioned Bailey to create a composition for his 2017 show European Portraits at PEER Gallery, London. Oh Adelaide (2010), her collaboration with the artist Sonia Boyce, has shown widely, including at Tate Britain; the Whitechapel Gallery; and The Kitchen, New York. In 2016, Bailey was commissioned by Art Basel Miami Beach to compose for the Soundscape Park. Bailey also devised a Study Week at Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge, which considered the role of sound in the formation of identity. In addition, in 2017, Bailey collaborated with Gaylene Gould on the creation of a Sonic Trail for Tate Britain, London. She also performed at Guest, Ghost, Host: Machine!, the 2017 Serpentine Marathon. Bailey is a research student at Birkbeck, University of London (on a break in studies), and was guest professor in sound at Kunsthochschule Kassel for the winter semester 2017/2018. Following a commission by Serpentine Projects, Bailey is currently conducting sound workshops with LGBTI+ refugees and asylum seekers.
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11:30 AM
Sat, 15 December

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