Stringing the Matrix, Tate St Ives Commission Performance

Stringing the Matrix┬áis a sound-based performance and sculpture commissioned by Tate St Ives. The sculpture was in exhibition with film Coil of Days, 3rd February – May 2nd 2022 culminating in the performance on 30th April at Tate St Ives.

Performers and audience wear wireless headphones to hear the piece being constructed. The sounds of the architectural space, audience and visitors are channelled through the object with the intimate sounds of the handling of the materials. These are blended to create a soundscape that brings together the whole space and the touch of the materials with the ebb and flow of the performance.

Curated by Imogen Frost and Melanie Stidolph, Tate St Ives. Performed with musicians Stuart Blackmore, Liam Jolly and Alice Mahoney (Disco Rococo). This was followed by a talk with Dr Marianne Mulvey, Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader Curating MA/MFA UWE Bristol.

Stringing the Matrix, threaded after the performance of its construction. 30th April 2022, Tate St Ives. Photo by Steve Tanner.
Performance of Stringing the Matrix, 30th April 2022. Tate St Ives. Photo by Steve Tanner.
Performance of Stringing the Matrix, 30th April 2022. Tate St Ives. Photo by Steve Tanner.
Performance of Stringing the Matrix, 30th April 2022. Tate St Ives. Photo by Steve Tanner.
Performance of Stringing the Matrix, 30th April 2022. Tate St Ives. Photo by Steve Tanner.
Performance of Stringing the Matrix, 30th April 2022. Tate St Ives. Photo by Steve Tanner.
Performance of Stringing the Matrix, 30th April 2022. Tate St Ives. Photo by Steve Tanner.
Performance of Stringing the Matrix, 30th April 2022. Tate St Ives. Photo by Steve Tanner.
Performance of Stringing the Matrix, 30th April 2022. Tate St Ives. Photo by Steve Tanner.
Performance of Stringing the Matrix, 30th April 2022. Tate St Ives. Photo by Steve Tanner.
Performance of Stringing the Matrix, 30th April 2022. Tate St Ives. Photo by Steve Tanner.
Performance of Stringing the Matrix, 30th April 2022. Tate St Ives. Photo by Steve Tanner.
Stringing the Matrix, talk with Dr Marianne Mulvey, 30th April 2022. Tate St Ives. Photo by Steve Tanner.