Joshua Le Gallienne (UK)
13. 4. 2022 – 11. 5. 2022
Joshua Le Gallienne (b. 1985) is a non-binary British artist exploring sustainable and unconventional approaches to the production and perception of acoustic sound within an artistic context. Through sculpture, installation and performance, the artist stages intimate experiences that explore the relationships between sound, physical materials and environmental phenomena.
Unusually, for an artist working predominantly with sound, Joshua does not use digital technologies, loudspeakers, or conventional sources of energy in their practice and operates primarily outside of a traditional gallery context. With each new piece, new materials and configurations are introduced. Previous works have employed pyrotechnics, blocks of ice, compressed air, carbonated liquids, and biodegradable plastic sheeting for their sonic qualities.
Since 2012 Joshua's work has been regularly presented in the UK and internationally, receiving numerous awards including The Auxiliary's Sonic Arts Emerging Artist Exhibition Award (2019) and Sound and Music's Francis Chagrin Award (2020). Their work is unmediated and mostly undocumented, in line with this the artist has no website or online presence.