GIFbites at بیت بر ثانیه / Bitrates | May 2014

As part of Bitrates – an exhibition curated by Morehshin Allahyari and Mani Nilchiani at the Dar-ol-Hokoomeh Project, Shiraz, Iran – Daniel Rourke asked 50 artists to create or curate an animated GIF with a short snippet of audio, to be looped together ad infinitum at Bitrates.GIFbites.com. For the opening of Bitrates a select version of this project will be displayed in the gallery, followed by a complete showcase of all the GIFs for the GIFbites exhibition, opening on May 30th 2014 in Shiraz Art House (Daralhokoomeh Project).

‘Bite Him’ gif for GIFbites at بیت بر ثانیه / Bitrates.

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See (and hear) it in context here.

Speeches to the City, Bristol | 02/05/14

a scratchy recording of the speech

Untitled (Speech) : a performance for Bristol city-centre during the Art Weekender, delivered on Narrow Quay, 2 and 3 May, 2014.

Attempting to embody and expand the outlines of great rhetoric using only what I had.

Commissioned for ‘Speeches to the City’ by Hannah Sullivan and Martha King, with support from Situations.

Leeds! Leeds! Leeds! an exhibition at blip blip blip, Leeds / Aug-Sep 2013

Two Ways of Singing About A Blackbird, soundwork included in Leeds! Leeds! Leeds!

blip blip blip, Leeds 15/08/13 – 07/09/13

Leeds! Leeds! Leeds! brings together 24 audio works that have been made for, or repurposed to be played in a 45 minute time period.

Curated by Hayley Dixon.

Emma Bennett, Harry Bix, Chloe Cooper, Rhys Coren, Alex Farrar, Bobby Charlton Foster, The Hut Project & James Harkness, Leeds United, Harry Meadley, Mimic Mass, Simon Nelson, New Weirdos , Alia Pathan & Niklas Tafra, The Printernet, Matthew Randle, Roland Ross & Josh Whitaker, Giorgio Sadotti, Charles Sheldon, Rosanna Skett & Will Strong, Tansy Spinks, Jack Strange, Barry Sykes, John Timberlake, Nina Wakeford

listen to the track here.

Choral Alphabet – a gathering of voices for Paper Stages | Aug 2012

CHORAL ALPHABET is an online audio project.

CHORAL ALPHABET was initiated in August 2012 for Paper Stages, a book of scores and provocations published by Forest Fringe.

A riff on the international radiotelephony alphabet (also known as the NATO phonetic alphabet, or more simply the ‘radio alphabet’): an open invitation for people make an audio recording of themselves performing their own alphabet, speaking a word beginning with each letter, as quickly and unthinkingly as possible, alone, and then email it to me.

This project has been on ice for a while, although I intend return to it when time and resources allow. In the meantime, if you would like to contribute, you still can. Record yourself saying a word beginning with each letter of the alphabet as fast as you can. I will then listen to it, edit it, rearrange it, mix it with other voices. I can’t promise I will work quickly, but I will work with care. Send it to emm.bennett@gmail.com.