QAGOMA > What's On > Exhibitions > The 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT8) > Artists > Lawrence ENGLISH
Born 1976, Brisbane, Australia
Lives and works in Brisbane
Lawrence English is an artist and composer who uses his creative practice to engender greater spatial awareness. English makes field recordings to capture local environmental sounds that are normally beyond unassisted hearing or exist on the periphery of attention. As a young boy, his father would take him to various outdoor places and ask him to identify sounds without viewing their source. This exercise fascinated English because of its emphasis on a different sensory world. In Audition 2015 his field recordings are arranged into a composition that is played back through a device that amplifies and contains the sound. This field of heightened listening offers a site-specific experience as the composition mingles and interacts with the Gallery's own sonic environment, bringing the sounds made within GOMA back into the space of the work, and implicating the viewers in forming the experience.
Lawrence English has also worked with the QAGOMA Children's Art Centre to develop a project for APT8 Kids.