O’Dwyer and Graham Lambkin are multi-disciplinary artists
whose work explores the nexus between music, text, illustration,
theater, and the dissolution of the audience/performer divide.
and Lambkin came together in New York, December 2016 for a collaborative
performance in association with Blank Forms. The pair have continued
to collaborate on multiple projects, in various locations. 2018
marked their first collaborative album, Green Ways, which gives
voice to their documentary-styled performances for the listener.
and in collaboration they have explored the latent potential of
acoustical space, transforming both fantastical and mundane environments
into aesthetic centrums of possibility.
Lambkin is a multidisciplinary artist based in Upstate
New York, who first came to prominence in the early 90's through
the formation of his music group The Shadow Ring. Combining a
D.I.Y. post-punk ethic with folk music, cracked electronics, and
surreal wordplay, The Shadow Ring created a unique hybrid sound
that set them apart from their peers and continues to show as
an influence today.
the dissolution of The Shadow Ring Lambkin embarked on a series
of striking and highly original solo releases, including Salmon
Run (2007) and Amateur Doubles (2012), a critically acclaimed
trilogy with experimental tape musician Jason Lescalleet: The
Breadwinner (2007), Air Supply (2010) and Photographs (2013),
and Making A (2013) a collaboration with renowned table-top guitarist
and founding member of the AMM group, Keith Rowe. His latest release,
Schwarze Riesenfalter sees Lambkin paired with Wandelweiser composer
Michael Pisaro in a musical reimagining for the texts of Georg
curated the Kye label, which, since it's conception in 2001 published
audio work by contemporary artists such as Vanessa Rossetto, Malcolm
Goldstein, and Joe McPhee, as well as archival collections from
the likes of Henning Christiansen, Moniek Darge and Anton Heyboer.
reputation as a visual artist came into focus during the 1990's,
designing record sleeves, t-shirts, posters/flyers for a slew
of underground labels and bands including The Dead C, Harry Pussy,
and Double Leopards. His playful combination of figurative and
abstract elements lend Lambkin’s work a jarring, dreamlike
quality, placing childlike totems against a darker adult undercurrent.
Five books of Lambkin’s art/text have been published to
date: Unfocused Hands (2004), Dumb Answer To Miracles (2009),
Dripping Junk (2010) Millows (2012), and most recently Came To
Call Mine (2014) a sumptuous collection of illutration and prose
for children. To date Lambkin has had his artwork exhibited in
three solo shows: Came To Mine at Audio Visual Arts, NYC (2014),
Marble On The Rot, at 356 Mission Gallery, Los Angeles (2015),
and most recently Moon blows close at Kunstlerhaus Stuttgart,
O'Dwyer, (born Co.Limerick, Ireland) lives and works
between Ireland and the UK. She graduated from the Limerick School
of Art and Design in 2006 and the Slade School of Art in 2011.
She creates live and recorded events which embrace the broader
aesthetics of sound and its relationship to environment, time,
audience and structure. The notion of a holding space as-extension-of-instrument
is a cornerstone of her artistic investigation and the crux of
her live performances. Her most recent live works include Civil
Twilight (Rhubaba Gallery, Edinburgh 2017), Down at Beasty Rock
(CCA, Glasgow 2017), Poems for Daedalus (Daedalus street, Athens
2018) and Pianowalk (Novas Frequências, Rio de Janeiro 2018).
Notable releases include Music for Church Cleaners, Beast diaries,
Locusts, Gegeinschein, Gallarais and Poems for play which was
released on her publishing imprint Cloch.
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