Foul Sound

Date 01.03.2021 - 30.06.2021
Organiser Created by Louise Manifold

In geography, a sound is an ocean inlet larger than a bay, deeper than a bight, and wider than a fjord; or a narrow sea or ocean the channel between two bodies of land. This space between Inis Mean and Inis Oírr is called the Foul Sound.

This anomaly of language has become the driving force behind a unique collaboration between artists and the student community of Letterfrack that will focus on connections between sound and wood design, incorporating GMIT Letterfrack’s centre of excellence in furniture making alongside its policies on sustainable wood materials and the importance of native woodlands to communities.

The project offered four special bursary awards to 2nd and 3rd year students of GMIT Letterfrack furniture design. The bursary includes a stipend and the opportunity to work with acclaimed musicians Mel Mercier and Rhythm Bones player Stephen Brown, architects Laoise Quinn and Oisin Jacob to develop new work through using the common denominators of wood, sound, and space.

The Foul Sound will present the outcomes of students collaborative research through site-specific works and online exhibition in the Summer of 2021.

Image credit: Louise Manifold 2019

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