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Guy Veale (United Kingdom)

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Starting out as a DJ in 1990, Guy Veale has spent 30 years engaged in a variety of work, including sound design, music, art, film and photography.

His new creation Hypha1 is intended as an evolving, aggregate and durational work to be delivered in successive phases. At its core is a unique listening experience for individuals. By placing head and ears inside a specially fabricated spherical “headset”, from which radiate a series of pipes, tubes and wires to connect and gather sound from the wider immediate environment, the listener will have their hearing augmented, extended and altered in unexpected ways. Beyond acting as a listening station, the structure will also be used as a recording device to document the sonic footprint of a given environment or site from a variety of angles and media.

The interview took place in February 2020 during an IN SITU Atelier in Kelburn (UK), hosted by IN SITU partner UZ Arts.

UZ Arts,

The United Kingdom (UK)

Founding member of IN SITU in 2003, until 2020

UZ Arts was established in 2011 as a charity to support every aspect of the creation and distribution of art. It builds upon the legacy of UZ Events established in 1994 to create large - scale festivals and events for Scotland. UZ Arts supports artists who wish to work across borders and artforms and outside conventional venues through residencies, commissioning, presenting and sometimes touring their work. UZ manages the international artist residency programme at the Sura Medura Centre in Sri Lanka. It commissions through the support of Creative Scotland and as UK representative of the European network IN SITU.

The company creates innovative cultural platforms that support partnerships between the public and private sector, the artistic and wider communities. In 2012 UZ established the Scottish network “Roofless” to support producers who wished to present art in public space in Scotland with partners from the Shetland Islands in the north to Dumfries and Galloway in the South-West. In 2015 UZ launched a new festival “Galoshans” in Greenock Scotland with a national and international programme inspired by an ancient local practice celebrating Halloween - “when two worlds meet” and an international annual symposium “MovingOut” exploring development in art in public space in Sri Lanka and Scotland.

Director : Neil Butler