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Five Car Train to Freemont Performance, Digbeth First Friday

Friday, 1 March 2019
6 – 8pm

Join us for Digbeth First Friday with a performance by Ain Bailey. This new performance Five Car Train to Freemont responds to composer Jockel Liess’ work “irregular atmospheric motion”  sampling composition alongside field recordings from San Francisco and Oakland. The performance first debuted at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, as part of Ain’s “Congregation” recent artist residency.

The performance forms part of The Range exhibition bringing together new works by Hashim Ali (Hawkchild DIY), Ain Bailey, Beverley Bennett, Adam Farah, Seema Mattu and Zarina Muhammad that take up the mediation of intimacy, familial relations and personal reflections through obsolete technologies, online platforms and sense triggers.

AIN BAILEY (b.1963, London) is a sound artist and DJ. “Oh Adelaide” (2010), her collaboration with the artist Sonia Boyce, has shown widely, and includes: Tate Britain; the Whitechapel Gallery and The Kitchen, New York. In 2017, Bailey collaborated with Gaylene Gould on the creation of a Sonic Trail for Tate Britain; London; performed at Guest, Ghost, Host: Machine!, the 2017 Serpentine Marathon. In 2016, Bailey was commissioned by Art Basel Miami Beach to compose for the Soundscape Park. Bailey is a research student at Birkbeck, University of London (on a break in studies), and was guest professor in sound at Kunsthochschule Kassel for the winter semester 2017/2018. Currently, following a commission by Serpentine Projects, Bailey is conducting sound workshops with LGBTI+ refugees and asylum seekers.