Matt Cook works primarily in performance and sound. His work explores rhythmic structures in site-specific situations, capturing the daily cycle of everyday life, then animating it and replaying it back. His work invites us to observe, reconsider, question and appreciate the nuances of our everyday surroundings. In Map Wysing Event, a new work created for this exhibition, Cook spent 5 days at Wysing Arts Centre, exploring the countryside inside a circle of 5 miles in diameter around the centre, recording the sounds he heard on his walks. This new composition captures the everyday sounds of the local area.
Sarah Evans investigates light, space, movement and time as it appears in nature, and then transforms it, creating new and imaginary environments using drawing, animation and sound. Infected with something beautiful: part one is a looping, hand drawn, color pencil, animation that has been created specifically for the iPod. The film is a low tech, silent, slight and playful intervention for what is a familiar contemporary audio technology, with the sense of sound inferred through rhythm, flow, pulse, and breath. Evans’ work reveals imaginary hidden places, creating chance encounters for the audience that imply the minuteness of what is known compared to the unknown.