As you may well have guessed, 2018 is going to bring in a whole new cavalcade of talented and interesting artists to the North East. And, to start their year off with a bang, BALTIC in Gateshead will be putting on an exhibition by Norma Lipman & BALTIC resident, Serena Korda.
Korda is an artist who never seems to stop. She was the 2016-2017 Norma Lipman & BALTIC Fellow in residence for Ceramic Sculpture at Newcastle University and before that, she was running an exhibition for Glasgow International named ‘Hold Fast, Stand Sure, I Scream a Revolution’. She also headed up her very own Jug Choir which has toured the country and featured an ever-evolving roster of singers and participants – and all this is in 2016.
Korda mainly works with the shared realm of performance, sound and sculpture. And the exhibition coming to BALTIC will almost be a love letter from Korda to the sounds and noises she has become obsessed with during her time in the North East – a culmination of sonic research that might tell us more about our home than previously imagined.
Working alongside North East-based a capella group Mouthful, Korda has developed a sound work and powerful live performance that touches on invisible forces, consciousness and what lies beyond planet Earth. The one-off performance, which takes place on Friday 9th March, will include a combination of voice, electronics, sounds of the ether and planetary gongs, inspired by the healing potential of sound and the dark skies status of the Northumberland landscape.
As well as the exhibition, there will be an In Conversation event with Korda where she will be talking about her process before exploring her ideas, in more depth, with those who are willing to listen.
For further information head to baltic.art.