ALISON CARLIER



Carlier produces sound works called ‘audio drawings’.

On the whole, these present the listener with recorded or performed spoken text, which may be reminiscent of a descriptive language analogous to drawing. The work sets up imaginative spaces where the listener completes the work by visualising their own ‘drawing’.

Sometimes audio drawings feature found sound or music to translate an innate rhythm or musicality to objects and environments.

Some of the drawings have come about through working with others.

Lack of fluency and understanding may appear in the work and how sound and language are internally visualised, experienced or felt, forms a non-literal dialogue with the listener.


Some recent work has combined text, neon and audio.




Current and Forthcoming Exhibitions and Events

Spiky Black:

A digital audio work for the rose garden at Chalkwell Park hosted by Metal Southend, made in collaboration with Amanda Loomes. Funded by Arts Council England.





Jerwood Drawing Prize 2014 - first prize winner