Liverpool Irish Festival 2021

quantum foam

Rhythm of Chance

a sound performance and experiment by Quantum Foam

27 October 2021

static Liverpool

Rhythm of Chance a sound performance and experiment
by Quantum Foam

Will it be sunny? Will it be windy? What are the chances? 

Rhythm of Chance is Derry-based artist Edy Fung (alias Quantum Foam)’s continued discovery of the history of weather in Ireland following her research mapping of Liverpool’s Royal Charter shipwreck in the Irish Sea to the advancement of weather forecasting – the critical turn when atmospheric phenomena perceived as uncertain acts of god became deterministic occurrences. At Static Trading Co., a series of weather proverbs in Irish folklores of how to tell the weather is unveiled. These texts, suggesting an ambiguous sense of causality (or not), are visually presented in sets of random functions in collaboration with artist Flor de Fuego. Edy will explore via this sound performance, which imagines a sequence of narratives around the wind, to deconstruct the audio into shuffle-able components, open for a stochastic takeover.

Weather undetermined, nevertheless (permitted).

This project is part of an ongoing Art Arcadia partnership with the Liverpool Irish Festival. It is funded by Derry City & Strabane District Council and The Community Foundation NI. Special thanks to Static Liverpool for hosting the performance.

Photo credit: E. Smith, courtesy of LivIrishFest (2021)


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