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Glossolalia: performance with Gail Priest and Matt Warren


Performance with Matt Warren + Gail Priest (AUS)

Start Date

June 19, 2022 3:30 pm

End Date

June 19, 2022 5:00 pm


Plimsoll Gallery

Performance with Matt Warren + Gail Priest (AUS)

Two artists transmit and receive hidden messages at a distance. A blend of organic field recordings and live vocal material projects orphic sounds and data.

Presented by: Dark Mofo and Plimsoll Gallery, University of Tasmania

Sunday 19 June, 3:30 - 5pm

Melville Street, near corner Argyle Street

About the artists:

GAIL PRIEST is a sound artist, curator and writer living on Darug and Gundungurra land now known as Katoomba, NSW. Her practice encompasses performance, recording, sound design for dance and theatre, installation, curation and writing. She has performed and exhibited nationally and internationally at events and galleries. She also works collaboratively with visual artists, choreographers, theatre makers and fellow sound artists undertaking several collaborations with Matt Warren and the Unconscious Collective (Tas). She has music releases on her own label, Metal Bitch Recordings as well as Flaming Pines. She also curates events and exhibitions and writes fictively and factually about sound and media art.

MATT WARREN is a Hobart-based artist living in nipaluna (Hobart). His practice encompasses immersive electronic installation, single channel video and sound works. The works investigate memory, transcendence, liminal spaces and suspension of disbelief. His music and sound practice has a basis in both composition and improvisation. He performs and records electro-acoustic and drone works under his own name and collaborates with others under a number of monikers. His practice is informed by psychedelia, digital abstraction and hauntology.

Gail Priest, Photo credit Heidrun Löhr.

Matt Warren, Photo by Julia Drouhin. Image courtesy of the artist

Image credit:  (L to R)  Gail Priest, Image courtesy of the artist Heidrun Löhr;  Matt Warren, Photo by Julia Drouhin. Image courtesy of the artist

About the exhibition:

Glossolalia (the phenomenon of apparently speaking in an unknown language) is a two-part exhibition that features four national art practitioners, each creating a distinctive, yet harmonic experience through time-based media.

Glossolalia (pt. 1) is a selection of seven artworks by leading Tasmanian time-based media artist Matt Warren. Curated by Colin Langridge part 1 will explore conceptual and aesthetic threads of connection between Matt’s earlier explorations in video and sound, and more contemporary technology.

Glossolalia (pt. 2) is a gathering of three artists who play with the “hidden” or “obscured” in their work, the exposure of an occult of images and sound. Curated by Matt Warren, part 2 features the work of Gail Priest, Sean Bacon and Abbie Calvert.

Curated by Dr Colin Langridge and Dr Matt Warren.


Gallery hours during Dark Mofo:
9 – 12 and 15 – 20 June
5pm – 9pm

Gallery hours all other times:
Saturday 7 May - 25 June 2022
11am – 4pm Tuesdays – Saturdays, closed Sundays, Mondays and public holidays

Experience Gail Priest’s and Matt Warren’s artworks as part of Glossolalia, presented at Plimsoll Gallery, University of Tasmania 7 May - 25 June 2022.