Huxley-Parlour gallery presents a solo exhibition of new work by the London-based artist Jonas Pequeno. Pequeno works predominantly with sound, spanning various mediums including sculpture, painting, performance and video. He is interested in the transformative nature of sound and its intersection with language: exploring concepts around semiotics, absurdism and technological intervention.
The title of the exhibition, /ˈfəʊli/, is a phonetic transcription of the word Foley, a film-making technique used to manually mimic everyday sound effects in post-production when props do not acoustically match their real life counterparts. Influenced by the practice of Foley, Pequeno’s work features an audiovisual installation that incorporates microphones and balloons swayed by a fan, replicating the sound of crashing ocean waves. This sound is digitally processed and played through speakers alongside a computer-generated ocean scene; creating a simulated environment.
Press release courtesy Huxley-Parlour.