Richard Ducker & Ian Thompson: The Accurate Perception Available When Our Eye Becomes Single
16th January 2024
- 24th February 2024
10am to 4pm
The Accurate Perception Available When Our Eye Becomes Single is an immersive multi-screen installation evoking the emotional specifics of place (Orford Ness on the Suffolk coast) while exploring the elasticity of time and history. It is an audio-visual collaboration between Richard Ducker (video) and Ian Thompson (sound) with no linear narrative; sound and image are not synchronised, so each viewing is a unique experience.
Orford Ness is an eight-kilometre shingle spit, used for secret military testing during the First World War until the cold war in the 1980s. The site is now desolate but the decaying architecture from seventy years of military occupation remain. These strange elemental structures are formed out of an alien landscape that resembles a lost movie set.
For the installation, the film’s constituent parts are broken into up to seven looped sections and projected on multiple screens and monitors, with four stereo audio channels on loudspeakers.
There will be a live performance on the last day by artist Sarah Sparkes.
A Vimeo link of a short walk through of the exhibition:
Richard Ducker has exhibited widely throughout the UK and internationally, including the following: ICA, London; Kettles Yard, Cambridge; Serpentine Gallery, London; Royal Academy, Edinburgh; Mappin Gallery, Sheffield; The Yard Gallery, Nottingham; The Kitchen, New York; Flowers Central, London; Cell Project Space, London; Katherine E Nash Gallery, Minnesota, USA; Standpoint Gallery, London; Café Gallery, London; and Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London.
Ian Thompson is a senior lecturer at the School of Stage and Screen at the University of Greenwich where he teaches sound production and design for film and television. He is also a member of the Sound/Image Research Centre where he investigates the role of sound design practice in virtual production while also developing compositional work with the IKO spatial speaker system. With a professional background in music performance, digital media production, and sound engineering, Ian’s diverse experiences have converged to underpin an emerging arts practice informed by an academic interest in contemporary soundscape research.