Catherine Maffioletti and David Waterworth; Design: Kornelija Bruzaite

  • 1st - 18th December 2021
  • Stephen Lawrence Gallery

An exhibition and accompanying series of events showcasing the Sound/Image research group.

Exhibiting group members: Dushume (Amit Dinesh Patel); Jim Hobbs; Andrew Knight-Hill; Emma Margetson; Angela McArthur; Jonathan Weinel; Richard Whitby

Using practice as a tool of critical enquiry, the Sound/Image research group investigates the possibilities available to create new aesthetic experiences through a range of sonic and audio-visual media technologies. Based in the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Greenwich, the group has built an international reputation for hosting public events and conferences. These events seek to bring together creative practitioners and leading academics to share insights and reflect upon the latest audiovisual practices.

Navigating the immersive possibilities of sound in space, the Sound/Image ’21 exhibition includes durational installation, It’s all right. I came back (2021) by Jim Hobbs, plus recent sound-works Boo Su 5’10”, Cultaural Fetish 1′ (2021) and PhliKr 9’43 (2020) by Dushume. New and recent works composed for the IKO speaker (pictured) feature as part of the exhibition installation; these by Emma Margetson, composer-in-residence during the exhibition, Angela McArthur, and other members of the group. Also presented, is video documentation of the virtual reality work for Oculus Quest, Cyberdream (2020) by Jonathan Weinel and Void (2019) by Andrew Knight-Hill. In conjunction with the works on exhibition, a programme of talks and live events (see below) delves further into the work of the group, including ROT, Greenwich a new performance by Siôn Parkinson and Richard Whitby, with Amit Dinesh Patel. Please see tabs below for more details and sign up information for these events.

Composer in Residence

Emma Margetson will be working with the IKO as composer in residence during the exhibition, with the resulting work being presented on 8th December in ‘Instrumentalising spaces: the IKO immersive loudspeaker’ (below).
Drop by to talk with and observe Emma in action whilst composing, Emma will be working in the gallery between 10am-12pm and 1-4pm on 1st, 2nd, 4th, 7th and 8th December 2021

This IKO residency is funded by the Arts Council England grant, Developing your Creative Practice.

The Sound/Image research group

Working with international and high-profile collaborative partners the Sound/Image research group strives to make a progressive contribution to the contemporary electronic art landscape, challenging established knowledge and seeking to enrich the worlds of contemporary sound and audio-visual media.

Research areas covered are: Sound and Image Relationships in Audio-visual Media; Audio-visual Composition and Performance; Soundscapes and Binaural Audio; Noise and Chaos; Spatial Audio Composition; Increasing Diversity in Experimental Music and Electronic Arts. 

The group aims to effect change that increases diversity and opens access to contemporary electronic arts, fostering new research talent within a constructive, collaborative community. It seeks to promote practice-based research methods as tools for novel understanding and critical analysis, while delivering world leading research in sound and audio-visual practice.

More about the group, its research and partnerships can be found HERE

Extra safety measures are in place for your visit to the gallery and events.
You are requested to wear a mask (unless you have a waiver), make use of the hand sanitiser provided, and to observe social distancing measures. Numbers at the events are limited and booking is advised for these via our website. Some works in the exhibition require headphones. Sanitised headphones will be provided at the gallery desk for this; you are also welcome to bring your own.

Related Events & Exhibitions

  • ROT, Greenwich

    • Wednesday 15th December 2021
    • 7:00-8:00 pm

    A new performance by Siôn Parkinson and Richard Whitby, with Amit Dinesh Patel aka Dushume

  • Instrumentalising Spaces: the IKO immersive loudspeaker

    • Wednesday 8th December 2021
    • 6 - 8 pm
    • Stephen Lawrence Gallery

    Angela McArthur introduces the IKO loudspeaker in discussion with other members of the group. Talk (at 6pm) followed by performance.


    • Thursday 25th November 2021
    • 6:30pm - 8:00pm
    • Stephen Lawrence Gallery

    A 1.5-hour deep listening immersion with one of the most fascinating and technologically advanced speaker systems ever created.

Sound and Image: Aesthetics and Practices - edited by Andrew Knight-Hill

brings together international artist scholars to explore diverse sound and image practices, applying critical perspectives to interrogate and evaluate both the aesthetics and practices that underpin the audiovisual. Source: (publisher's website)