My art practice explores the relationship between sound, sculpture and installation, investigating the function of art through wellbeing and sacredness. This includes constructing geometric sculptural installations from reconditioned wooden pallets, that vibrate and transmit therapeutic sound frequencies.
I'm interested in how the mechanics of sound propagates and penetrates matter through friction, vibrating at an entrained resonance. I am researching how this in turn can improve the health and wellbeing of a person who engages with the work through touch, sight and hearing.
My self-development includes training as a Sound Therapist and Shamanic Practitioner, opening my perceptions to explore metaphysics and spirituality. This interest was influenced by a self-directed residency in Kartong, The Gambia, where I performed tradition music as a village Djembe (drum) player, exploring a spiritual connection to rhythmic vibration. Whilst there, I participated in animistic rituals at sacred sites, receiving blessings from village elders who chant to create an intimate relationship with the natural world.
Associate Artist at CAS: http://www.chapelartsstudios.co.uk/artists/tony-spencer/
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