Iris Garrelfs

AffiliationArtist composer

About Iris Garrelfs

BiographyIris Garrelfs is a composer/performer intrigued by change, fascinated with voices and definitely enamoured by technology. She often uses her voice as raw material, which she transmutes into machine noises, choral works or pulverised “into granules of electroacoustic babble and glitch, generating animated dialogues between innate human expressiveness and the overt artifice of digital processing” as the Wire Magazine put it. Moulding complex sonic collages, her work has been compared to artists such as Yoko Ono, Henri Chopin, Joan La Barbara, Meredith Monk and Arvo Paert and featured in exhibitions and festivals nationally and internationally, including International Computer Music Conference (NY, 2010), GSK Contemporary at the Royal Academy Of Arts (London 2008/09), Gaudeamus Live Electronics Festival, (Amsterdam 2007), or Visiones Sonoras (Mexico 2006). In a previous incarnation as photographer, Iris has been published by magazines such as The Wire, Mary Claire and others.

AffiliationArtist composer

Websitehttp://www.irisgarrelfs.com

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  • Room with a View - Garrelfs - Thumbnailvideo artwork

    Room with a View

    A video essay and video art • by Iris Garrelfs with responses by Harold Offey
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Room with a View - Garrelfs - Thumbnail

ArtworkVol. 2Room with a View (abridged version)

Room with a View

A video essay and video art • by Iris Garrelfs with responses by Harold Offey

Iris Garrelfs

Room With A View is a kind of film made by Iris Garrelfs as part of an Urbania Collective residency at Park-a-moor in the Lake District, 2008. Made possible by Grizedale Art, with Harold Offeh responding to internal and external spaces. A whimsical meditation on expansive vision and the interplay between inner and outer spaces, where a prosaic compost toilet gives an in to the quiet small experiences that surround and suffuse us.