Image: Trevor Mathison, From Signal to Decay: Volume 2.

Image: Trevor Mathison, From Signal to Decay: Volume 2.

Ain Bailey and Trevor Mathison will be in conversation.

This special event coincides with the vinyl release of Mathison’s debut LP with purge.xxx, titled From Signal to Decay: Volume 2 and featuring a new text by Kodwo Eshun. This is the second part of an ongoing research project by Appau Jnr Boakye-Yiadom and Oliver Fuke.

This will be the first opportunity to hear Mathison’s vinyl in full. If you wish to save on postage by purchasing the record at the event, please contact purge.xxx in advance.

The event is free but booking is required via link below.

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Ain Bailey is an artist, composer and DJ. She facilitates workshops considering the role of sound in the formation of identity, and conducts sound workshops with LGBTI+ refugees/asylum seekers. Past exhibtions include ‘The Range’ at Eastside Projects, Birmingham; ‘RE:Respite’ at Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland, and a solo show at Cubitt Gallery, London ‘And We’ll Always Be A Disco In The Glow Of Love’ (2019). In 2020 Bailey and Ego Ahaiwe Sowinski were commissioned by Studio Voltaire’s, ‘Desperate Living’ programme, for which they created a composition and print entitled ‘Remember To Exhale’. Last year, Bailey was commissioned by Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge, to create the exhibition ‘Version’, and composed ‘Atlantic Railton’ which was part of the ‘Listening To The City’ strand for the Serpentine Pavilion. 2022 sees Bailey’s inclusion in the group show ‘Black Melancholia’ at CCS Bard, NY, and is the commissioned artist for Brückenmusik 27, Cologne, Germany.

Trevor Mathison is an artist, composer, and sound designer and recordist. His sonic practice centres on creating fractured, haunting aural landscapes and integrating existing music and has featured in over thirty award-winning films. Mathison was a founding member of the cine-cultural artist collective, The Black Audio Film Collective (BAFC, 1982-1998), where his body of sonic designs defined and situated the Collective’s film and gallery installations. Mathison has continued to work with some of his former collaborators from Black Audio (John Akomfrah, Lina Gopaul and David Lawson) creating sound design for installations and feature documentaries. Mathison has also founded and been active in a number of other experimental sonic groups – Dubmorphology, Hallucinator and Flow Motion. He has also been a pioneer of sound installation work.

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