'Dog hairs', a sound work by Lydia Davies at CCA
To coincide with Lydia Davies' CCA Introducing takeover over on our Instagram on Thursday 19 October 2023, we are excited to be presenting the artist's audio work Dog hairs on site in CCA's shop and online.
Drop into CCA to listen to the sound piece, or check back in on the CCA Introducing webpage to have a listen and read more information.
Dog hairs, 2020
Stereo audio, 7 minutes 48 seconds
The voice recounts a series of interconnected vignettes of conversations, thoughts and encounters. These segments are formed out of forgotten objects, bits of debris, receptacles and cavities, and draw on the bodily experiences of the narrator – a sideways glance, an object reached for at a stretch, the gravitational pull as they run down a slope. The pace of the voice drags and tightens against percussive and instrumental rhythms, and occasionally snags on a phrase in the flow of speech
Lydia Davies is an artist and writer based in Glasgow, working with moving image, voice, sound, and bookmaking. Lydia is preoccupied with interpersonal dynamics, bodily gestures, and the shifting registers of voice and narration.
Through storytelling, her audio-visual work and handmade books tend to the personal, latent, and overlooked. Details become gateways to larger scenes of affect, where elastic selves find and lose shape through repeated and revised linguistic and visual motifs.
Lydia’s polyvocal approach to writing underpins her scripts, short stories, essays, and live readings. She was the recipient of the John Calcutt Prize for Critical Writing in 2021. Writing commissions in 2023 include projects with ho.rr Collective, Glasgow Project Room, and Intermedia Gallery. Earlier this summer she was artist-in-residence at CCA Glasgow, and broadcast a new radio commission with David Dale Gallery.
You can find Lydia online at @lydiaacdavies on Instagram and lydiadavies.co.uk