Book Launch: Magnified Ear 放大耳
Fri, 18 Aug 2023, 14:30 - 16:30 BST
Peckham Levels THE AUDITORIUM 95A Rye Lane London SE15 4ST

In conjunction with the exhibition, a unique catalogue Magnified Ear has been edited by curating matters, designed by In Good Company Intl, and published by A.P.T Gallery, serving as an experimental sonic archive including a 12 inch vinyl LP and a 90-page booklet.

The vinyl LP features 9 tracks, each showcasing artists who contributed the raw sound materials during their artistic practices, and were later remixed and mastered by Isaac Maxwell, incorporating his field recordings from Deptford. The LP captures the essence of preserving sonic archives, highlighting their lasting impact beyond their fleeting existence, and each track presents its own aesthetic, offering diverse interpretations related to the artwork. Accompanying the LP, the booklet can be viewed as its lyric book, comprising sketches, poems, works in progress, and essays from all participating artists.

Continuing the emphasis on sound from both the exhibition and catalogue, this event will transform the venue into an immersive environment, featuring vinyl tasting and an enlarged inner page sample preview. The event will start with a brief introduction by curating matters, followed by a designer sharing session on the concept used in creating this catalogue by In Good Company Intl, and two sonic performances by Isaac Maxwell and Phoebe riley Law.

In Good Company Intl
Founded by Scene Peng and Julia Luckmann in 2021, In Good Company Intl. is a collaborative practice based between Shanghai and London. The duo creates local, limited edition projects with a variety of collaborators and distributes them internationally.

Pheobe riley Law
I work across multiple mediums including sound installation, film, sculpture and performance. Often my work seeks to re-evaluates the use and meaning of functional spaces / devices and question aspects of human activity through both division and borders.

Key themes include machine ecologies, borders between species within their environments, salt, salinity, functionality and sound.

Recent work includes Machine Equities at Fabrica Research Centre (Treviso, Italy), Oh O Salinity at Humber Street Gallery, Hull Arts Research and Initiative centre, (Hull), The Hancock Museum, 36 Lime Street Gallery (Newcastle). Emerging Artist Installation at Delaval Hall (Northumberland), A layer of Liquid Water at Spikersuppa Gallery (Oslo, Norway), Residency and tour with Making tracks at Cove park (Scotland). Herd (Newcastle University) and further works at The Baltic, Hatton Gallery New- castle, The Republic Gallery (Blythe), Funen Art Academy Odense (Denmark), LevelOne Gallery Hamburg (Germany), Paradise Air (Japan), Detroit Gallery (Stockholm), Iklectik (London), Cafe Oto (London) & the Coachhouse (Brighton) and sound / score based performances at Ftarri (Tokyo), for BBC Radio 3, Fort Process.

Isaac Maxwell
Isaac Maxwell is a London-based sound artist. His focus is centred on exploring the materiality of sound and the spaces it flows through. His intention is to portray the soundscape not as separate components, but as a continuous flow of unique and recurring auditory patterns and levels that are brief and fleeting. Isaac’s work aims to encourage the idea of considering sound as an unidentified, non-anthropocentric spill of intensities.

He has performed his work at numerous venues across London and currently curates a concert series called "Ursonate". This series is designed to promote innovative and unconventional music as well as audio-visual performances in the southeastern area of London.