Posted on: 31st January, 2014
19th November, 2019
Ain Bailey presents two extended, immersive electronic works. In response to a line from Leslie Thornton’s unsettling 1984 film, Peggy and Fred In Hell: The Prologue, Bailey’s The Pitch Sisters is a multichannel work that considers what a female sonic universe might sound like if we hung around an A flat below middle C. It is an attempt to question fixed notions of gender, whilst celebrating the rich tapestry of women’s voices.
Super JR is a composition that was commissioned by Supernormal and Jupiter Rising Festivals in the summer of 2019. It is an electroacoustic response to the environments at Braziers Park, Oxford and Jupiter Artland, near Edinburgh.
Ain Bailey is a sound artist, DJ and workshop facilitator. Her practice involves an exploration of sonic autobiographies, architectural acoustics, performance, as well as collaborations with performance and visual artists, such as Sonia Boyce and Jimmy Robert.
In 2016, Bailey was commissioned by Art Basel Miami Beach to compose for the Soundscape Park. Bailey also devised a Study Week at Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge, which considered the role of sound in the formation of identity. In addition to this Bailey collaborated has performed at Guest, Ghost, Host: Machine!, the 2017 Serpentine Marathon and completed a residency at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London.
In 2019 she was part of the group exhibitions The Range at Eastside Projects, Birmingham and RE:Respite at Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland, and had a solo show at Cubitt Gallery, London, entitled And We’ll Always Be A Disco In The Glow Of Love. Following a commission by Serpentine Projects, Bailey is conducting sound workshops with LGBTI+ refugees and asylum seekers.