John Wynne

In conjunction with VISA 451 (4th-year print and sculpture). Everyone welcome.

John Wynne, a Canadian sound artist based in London, UK, is a senior lecturer at the University of the Arts, London, and has a PhD in Sound Art from Goldsmiths College, University of London.

His work with endangered languages includes a project with click languages in the Kalahari and he is currently working on a project with one of BC’s endangered indigenous languages. He was artist-in residence at a heart and lung transplant centre in the UK, leading to an award-winning commission for BBC Radio, a book, and a 24-channel installation with photographer Tim Wainwright.

He is currently having an exhibition at the Surrey Art Gallery (January 24 – March 22, 2009) titled Wireframe. In this site specific, 16.1-channel sound art installation, the precise computer-controlled movement of sound traces the three-dimensional form of the exhibition space to create an immersive architectural sound drawing.

(Text adapted from the Surrey Art Gallery exhibition flyer for the Wireframe exhibition).

Photo: Image by Moe Ekapob, based on John Wynne’s Sound CAD installation at E:vent in London