Glows/GG Skips - ‘How Different From The Last Day’
Installation at the Royal Academy Of Arts
We hosted producer GG Skips sound piece at our RA takeover, curated by Elvira Garcia.
"The piece is divided into 5 parts, each representing 50 years of the Royal Academy. The pitch shifting female voices cloud over one another despite remaining throughout, this is a nod to Angelica Kaufman and the presence of women throughout the RAs history (note there hasnt been a female solo show in the gallery ever). The actual content of the words aren't taken into account or respected in the soundscape, untill the end. They also swap pitches, sometimes stretching to bass frequencies and baritones, (i imagined John Bercow in the House of Commons) The voices cloud in the fog of 3 main audio tones that develop over the piece, there's a hierarchy of audio that is certainly cracked at certain points in the timeframe, and several nods to historical events intercepting the aristocracy of the Academy. There is another layer of sound development which is a developed sample of the first ever recorded audio, which progresses from its introduction around the middle. Take it or leeeeeev it fam"