Five star review for Devon Turnbull's 'HiFi Listening Room Dream No.1 and other works' in Time Out London
26 July 2023
A lesson in listening at Lisson
Do you listen? Like really, seriously, actually listen? Or, like most of us, do you whack in your Airpods and stream some AI-curated playlist of ultra-compressed dross that gets half-drowned out by screaming tube trains and roaring traffic as you commute. We treat music as diversion, as soundtrack, as background. It’s there, we just don’t listen.
But Devon Turnbull listens, really listens. And he wants you to listen too. The American artist and designer (aka OJAS) has filled the gallery with handmade towers of speakers, throbbing tube stereo amplifiers and austere turntables and tape machines. There are boxes of records scattered across the space, piles of tapes. This is a brutalist shrine to music, a space for meditation, quiet prayer, concentration and worship at the altar of sound.
Read the full review by Eddy Frankel via Time Out.
Turnbull's exhibition continues in London through 26 August.