Friday 16 March 2018

Winner of the 2018-19 DARE Art Prize announced

Anna Ridler, Drawing with Sound
Anna Ridler, Drawing with Sound
Opera North and the University of Leeds’ DARE Art Prize for 2018-19 has been awarded to Anna Ridler whose practice brings together technology, literature and drawing with her longstanding interests in neurology and machine learning. Over the forthcoming year Anna will work with scientists at the University to explore the functions of memory and the roles of the left and right sides of the brain, and how their operation might be embodied in a work of art.

The DARE Art Prize is aimed at challenging artists and scientists to work together on new approaches to the creative process, the £15,000 prize was launched last year as part of the DARE partnership between Opera North and the University. Following a year of research, the winner of the inaugural DARE Art Prize, composer and sound artist Samuel Hertz, will present his final work in the Howard Assembly Room at Opera North, Leeds on 14 April. Focusing on infrasound as a way of illustrating complex relationships between humans and environments, it will comprise electro-acoustic pieces for small ensembles, video, live electronics, performance and mixed-media installations, featuring inaudible low frequency sound that can be felt rather than heard.
[see my interview with Samuel Hertz, Environmental sensuality, & composing with sounds we can't hear]

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