James Webb participates in freq_wave: 7 seas, a collaborative, online sound installation conceptualised and curated by Carl Michael von Hausswolff, co-curated by Alonso Vázquez, and supported and commissioned by the TBA21 Academy.
Like a sonic cadavre exquis, each freq_wave is formed from the work of 12 artists invited to compose audio pieces within separate, strict frequency bands. The pieces are made in isolation to one another and are brought together in the environment of an online mixing desk where the audience can perform the 12 compositions simultaneously. For this, the fourth iteration, all the audio has been created with, and in response to the conceptual and auditory dynamics of the Mid-Atlantic Ocean.
Participating artists: Christina Kubisch, Stephen O’Malley, Thierry Charollais, Felix Blume, James Webb, Christine Ödlund, Tim Story, Christopher Chaplin, Mike Harding, Schneider TM, Jacob Kirkegaard, and Kent Tankred.
James Webb participates in Audiosphere. Sound Experimentation 1980-2020 with a new commissioned work, cur. Francisco López.
The exhibition “looks to cover an historical and cultural void in terms of the recognition, exhibition and analysis of a key part of the recent changes that have taken place in the artistic conception of sound creation.”
James Webb is taking part in the collective exhibition Ernest Mancoba — An Artist and His Legacy, cur. Joanna Sandell
Södertälje Konsthall, Södertälje, Sweden
James Webb, Invisibilia, 2018. Photo: Tadzio
James Webb is taking part in the outdoor, summer exhibition Konst i Ån, taking place in and around the Norrtälje river, cur. Helén Hedensjö (Norrtälje Konsthall).
One of the pieces is Untitled (duet with one singer missing) which takes Olivier Messiaen’s duet, “La mort du nombre,” and presents it with just one singer. The reduction of the original piece creates a situation where the soprano’s part is primary, and the reading of the song’s dialectical lyrics becomes altered due to the absence of those of the tenor.
The artwork is broadcast along the river, close to Lilla Brogatan, daily on the half hour from 12am to 6pm.
Norrtälje Ån, Sweden