Hinterlands | Jo Coupe

Archive Shelf Location BALTIC2022M
Publication Date 27 Oct 2022

Jo Coupe’s works examine the fleeting, intangible and precarious. After the Rain (2022), emerged from an extended period of research into electricity and magnetism. The work explores Coupe’s fascination with the complex network of the power grid, which gives access to electricity and the huge impact this has on the landscape.

The work began as a personal enquiry into the noise pylons generate, which can be felt in the body as much as it can be heard. This evolved into a desire to capture the sound from a particular pylon in a managed woodland near the artist's studio and conjure up its presence somewhere else. Recorded with DIY devices, a soundtrack emerged that included the sounds of bees, birds, a plane flying overhead, and a car in the nearby carpark.

Format MPEG 4
Related Artist Jo Coupe
Category Group Exhibition/Multiple Artists
Keywords BALTIC Level 3: Art Space, Ecosystems, Landscapes, Care, Mythology, Folklore, more than human relationships, Time, Electromagnetic fields
Related Cities/Regions North East (of England), Gateshead
Related Event Hinterlands (22 October 2022 – 30 April 2023)
Related Gallery BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

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