About this event
Would you not recall how your heart once beat for an ordinary Saturday calmness
Responding to Barbara Knežević’s exhibition pleasure ‘scapes, Quantum Foam (Edy Fung) created and performed a sound piece, using live capture/amplification of her heartbeat, streamed live online and recorded from RHA’s main gallery space.
The performance showcased how Fung uses one sound source to generate the creation of a whole sound piece, gradually applying resonance filters and subtractive synthesis in real-time. Audio effects were tweaked in response to the vibrations of her own heart movement, as she entered a meditative state while inhabiting Knežević’s sculptural environment.
Drawing on the predominant themes of embodiment and sensual engagement within pleasure ‘scapes, Would you not recall how your heart once beat for an ordinary Saturday calmness makes material the physical, bodily response that occurs while residing in an environment of objects, forms, and material, that comprises Knežević’s exhibition.
Working at the interface between the physical and the digital, Derry-based Hong Kong artist Edy Fung seeks to understand how our material world is conditioned through her intermedia art practice. She produces electronic noise music under the name Quantum Foam, creating tracks by sampling and synthesizing her own recordings of real-world sounds. Intrigued by topics in hauntology, she has previously focused on capturing sonic bodies and environments with a temporal and fleeting nature—such as exhibition spaces, vacant and derelict buildings, her own heartbeat. Vibrant matters are sequenced, stretched, and shaped into drone, serialist and sometimes techno genres. She is a visiting artist at Sonic Arts Research Centre in 2019-20 and has showcased her sound art at MUTEK Montreal and Somerset House Studios 2020. Most recently, she performed at MUTEK ES+AR in 2021 ‘Colour of Noise’, searching for a non-human meaning by playing oscillation between recognisable patterns and noises.