Georgina Lewis  
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projects

these things might kill me
(or you too)

transfer

#desklabor

images of a future
without care

group project; not a DNA test

Moonfarming
- an Illustrated Encyclopedia

the shut palace of the queen
- 24 HOUR POEM BARAGE

recent common ancestor

The hedge set about the
vineyard: Bumpkin Island
Border Control

sound

text

drawing

objects




sound

My work is cross disciplinary but my grounding is in sound. It's immensely present in my work: in the ways in which I think about time, in my examinations of language and use of text, even in the way (really the "where") in which I put things on the wall when building installations: Cagean silence, granular synthesis, and the construction of meaning through sequenced objects in space.

Much of my work in sound is conceptually based, often centered around the material characteristics of sound: as object, as artifact of technology, as by-product and witness to the act of drawing, etc


images
top: something mechanical in something living,
Paint, text, laser cut vinyl on gallery wall. 2011.

above left: ll the Love that's in-between.
One of a series of 9 crocheted waveforms made from acrylic "Red Heart" brand yarn of various people saying the word "Love" . Sources range from friends to historical figures and icons of popular media (Moses from the Ten Commandments). Each of the waveforms is made from a different color of yarn. Dimensions variable, approx. 12" x 3" x 1/4" each. 2004.

above right: panel discussion (detail)
Painted wood, speakers, motion detectors, pre-recorded sound chips. The motion of visitors through a room triggered the playback of multiple sounds: of highly processed human speech and of the sounds of creaking trees. In the original installation the walls of the room were covered in fake wood paneling, painted white. Dimensions variable; at least 8'(w) x 8'(h) x 8(d)'. 2005.
image credit: Pete Mauney

below: drawing sets
Installation with paired drawings and stereo headphone playback. Using a contact microphone I recorded the sounds I made while drawing an image. I then played back the recording and tried as closely as possible to imitate the sounds, while producing a second drawing (with my eyes closed, so as to focus on the sound, and not the image I was (re)creating). The pairs of drawings are displayed together, with the original on the left. The resulting recordings are combined as a stereo mix; again, with the original on the left (channel), and the copy on the right. 2003