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This one’s for the

Lydia Davies

This one’s for the
Lydia Davies

Sunday 10th September
Clyde Built Radio

Click here to listen live. The show will be available for playback on the CBR archive and on this webpage after the broadcast.

This one’s for the is an hour-long radio broadcast combining live and recorded voice and instrumentals. Drawing on dedications used in both musical performance and literature, this voice craves a connection. Circling and faltering dedications to character types collide with vocal pop pastiches, nonsensical noises, and a cacophonous deluge of instrumental improvisations. This one’s for the considers how recurring character types connect with our deepest desires, fears, and values, and can be used to limit a person by denying their capacity to surprise us.

Lydia Davies is an artist and writer based in Glasgow, working across moving image, sound, and bookmaking. Lydia is preoccupied with interpersonal dynamics, bodily gestures, and the shifting registers of voice and narration. Her work draws attention to the ways in which selves are both sustained and undone through their relations.

Recent projects include: CCA Glasgow Creative Lab residency, Fruitmarket artist talk, and writing commissions for projects with ho.rr Collective, Glasgow Project Room, and Intermedia Gallery (all 2023). Lydia’s books are available through Good Press, Typewronger Books, and CCA Derry~Londonderry.

Unfolding through June – October this year, summer broadcasts is a series of four sound commissions by four Glasgow-based early career interdisciplinary artists currently working with sound, poetry, broadcast, or music. Responding to the increase in the foregrounding and programming of transient methods of working and interdisciplinary art practice within a contemporary visual art context over the last few years, this new programme seeks to continue to support these practices.

The commissioned works respond loosely to the theme of broadcast as a site for connection and reflection, and are supported with mentorship from local community radio station Clyde Built Radio. They will also be broadcast on Clyde Built Radio, who are based just up the road from the gallery in the Barras Market.

Image by Greer Lockyear.