The sound study project began in October 2002 when Boyle Family asked visitors to Construction art space to throw darts at an unseen target. This was a mixed-up nine-sheet A-Z map of Greater London which extended beyond the M25. 79 sites were pinpointed by the darts and each visitor was also asked to choose a random time ˆ one of the minutes of the day. Over the following months Boyle Family went to each site and recorded one minute of its sound at the given time. This sampling of a moment gives the work a filmic suggestivity and a zen-like quality.
From 1 October, the files will be available to listen and to download from www.thecentreofattention.org onto your computer or iPod for free.
With this web-based and aural exhibition, the Centre of Attention has sought to further its examination of the formalities of production, distribution and consumption of art. It also provides an accessible, easy and alternative interface to the traditional gallery experience.
For more information or images, contact Pierre Coinde or Gary O‚Dwyer on 07792 582 386 or email@example.com
To coincide with the London Sound Study, Boyle Family will also present Early Projections (1 Oct.-7 Nov.) at Construction. The light works were created by Mark Boyle and Joan Hills in the 1960s, as part of their project to make an objective, all inclusive, examination of reality. Their meltings slides, exploding liquids and colours were a defining part of the underground psychedelic scene when they worked with Jimi Hendrix and Soft Machine at the UFO club.