Philomene Pirecki (Jersey CI) is a multidisciplinary artist based in London working with photography, painting, sculpture, sound, video and writing. Her work is concerned with how time, memory, perception and sensation can be represented or materialised, seeking to address the temporalities and impermanence of lived experience and our various attempts to hold and structure it. Pirecki has recently exhibited her work at Supplement, NYC; Chelsea Space, London; Kunstmuseum Luzern (within Laure Prouvost’s solo exhibition); Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland; Pace gallery, London; Palais des Beaux-Arts, Paris; State of Concept, Athens; South London Gallery, London; Tate Liverpool (within The Serving Library collection); Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge. Pirecki was shortlisted for the 2013 Max Mara Art Prize for Women. She has performed live at South London Gallery and at the 2018 Wysing Polyphonic music festival at Wysing Arts Centre. She co-runs Casa Delirium clubnight/sound programme with Paul Purgas.
During her residency at Rupert, Pirecki will develop her ongoing research in the form of sound, photographs, drawings and work towards an audio-visual performance. She will work with somatic, spatial and material recordings to acoustically capture time, sensation, memory, resonance and electromagnetic energy. Using analogue and digital technologies and phenomena including vibration, echo, bioacoustics and entropy she will work with the temporal and material transmission of sound and data, exploring the methods by which information accumulates, persists, mutates or disappears over varying conditions in time, body and place.