Residency Unlimited


Talks | Apr 1 2017 12pm

Artist Brunch Chats: Owen Armour

untitled iteration #4 - body as a lake: Concrete, tule, water, vaseline. 566 x 380 x 11cm. Brooklyn, NY, 2016

Saturday, April 1, 2017
12:00PM (free and open to the public on a first come first served basis)
Ace Hotel New York Lobby Bar
20 W 29th St, New York, NY 10001

Ace Hotel and Residency Unlimited (RU) are presenting Artist Brunch Chats, a series of intimate and low key discussions in the Ace Hotel New York Lobby Bar. These open-format meetings serves as a dedicated time and place for artists to engage with new communities, old friends, and everyone in between.

At this occasion, the Australian/Swedish artist Owen Armour will discuss and demonstrate his sonic influences, from meteors crashing to earth or sink holes forming, and how sound impacts shape his practice, whether its seen or unseen.

Anyone is welcome to pop in, the meet up will take place around some couches by the photo-booth. Our friends at The Breslin Bar and Dining Room are providing coffee, you provide the conversation. No microphones or stages; just people who love art sharing space and time.


Swedish-Australian artist Owen Armour works at the tense edge of sound and sculpture with as starting point the visualization and physicality of sound and how material objects – human or non-human affect the soundscapes that surrounds us. He welds these mediums into an indistinguishable third mode. Armour is interested in subtle acoustics changes in space, both real and imaginary. He also experiments with pressure as he uses his body to mold materials like concrete, ceramics and metal. “All vibrating – none silent.”

Recent exhibitions include: 2016, Vermilion Sands, “ The Appel-Haken Proof”, Copenhagen; 2015 Sejerø Festival, Fynboe, DK; 2015, Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival, Canada; New Jörg, Vienna; Officin, Copenhagen; 2014, “Dumb Hole”, Vienna, Austria; ReMap 4, Athens; The Lot, Antechamber, Copenhagen; peinture et sculpture, Copenhagen; Open Source, Brooklyn. Armour was in residency at ISCP New York, Artspace Sydney, CPH AIR, Copenhagen and Banff Centre, Canada.

This program is made possible with support from Statens Kunstfond, Denmark (Danish Arts Foundation) and Ace Hotel New York.