tarab (EAMON SPROD)
Curated by Aneta Trajkoski
29 Jul 2015—05 Aug 2015
Threshold is a newly curated platform for sound artists to realize projects in curious spaces outside the gallery context. Threshold seeks to renegotiate artistic practices that sit beyond the lexicon of the gallery and perceptions of exhibition formats. The first in this series sees Melbourne artist tarab (Eamon Sprod) create egress a site-specific sound installation in the TCB entrance stairwell/
tarab intercepts the dark and narrow route between the outside laneway and inside gallery space with sounds drawn from this path. Multiple channels and sound sources are configured to resonate surfaces and oscillate the stairwell, provoking the materiality and structural tendencies of the vertical space.
egress sonifies the stairwell, teasing out half-narratives, visceral sensation, false leads and heightened awareness. The installation instigates a disorienting physical experience that seeks negotiation of the space and the sensations it pervades.
tarab composes a passage where ends become beginnings and boundaries are traversed. egress points to a perpetual liminal process of the heard and the unheard, the inside and out, the past and the present.
Eamon Sprod is a Melbourne based sound artist working under the pseudonym tarab. He has exhibited in Melbourne Now at National Gallery of Victoria, West Space, Substation, Seventh Gallery, and other locations throughout Melbourne, Perth, Paris and Limoges, France. He has performed in Australia, Europe, Japan, North America and South America. Labels including 23five, Naturestrip, Kaon, Semperflorens, Recorded Fields, Trente Oiseaux, and Unfathomless, have published his compositions. In August 2015 tarab will be presenting an installation at REHEAT Festival, Austria.
Aneta Trajkoski is an emerging curator and writer based in Melbourne. She is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne.