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The Eye of the Duck

The Eye of the Duck [Cryptic Commission for Sonica 2013]

United Kingdom

Raydale Dower will create a new installation exploring sonic form, spatial composition and duration. The Eye of the Duck references the ideas and work of the cult film director David Lynch as well as highlighting Lynch’s long-standing musical collaboration with the composer Angelo Badalamenti, who is most noted for his works: Blue Velvet, Twin Peaks and Mulholland Drive.

Raydale Dower’s practice explores the parameters of sculptural form and sonic composition through a combination of installation, object and performance, with sound and musical elements. Raydale has often realised projects or specific aspects of projects, through collaboration with other artists and musicians. His working method has evolved through an experimental and self-driven ethos, informed by his involvement in independent music and visual art.

Recent Projects include:

Piano Drop, 2011: An ambisonic sound installation combined with high speed photography documenting the act of dropping a piano in Tramways theatre space. Piano Drop was realised with a Vital Spark Award from Creative Scotland;

Le Drapeau Noir, 2010: A temporary ‘artist café’ and programme of events referencing 20th century avant garde and experimental performance for Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art, 2010;

The Secret Agent, 2008: Performance, sound and sculpture with references to absurdist theatre and constructivist composition to create a distinctive re-interpretation of Joseph Conrad’s novel, produced in collaboration with Judd Brucke and Lowsalt Gallery for Glasgow International 2008.

Image: Neil Davidson

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