Baxter St is pleased to present Rippling The River, a techno poetic sound performance by artist Ivan Forde, commemorating his first solo exhibition Dense Lightness. Taking place within the exhibition of large-scale cyanotype works, viewers will be incorporated into Forde’s creative practice by experiencing a mix of natural sounds, sampled vocals of Roger Bonair-Agard’s original poetry written in response to Forde’s visual works on display, and live synth improvisation, accompanied by David Adewumi on jazz trumpet. Forde’s techno poetic sound score illuminates the recently uncovered chapter from the Gilgamesh epic, bringing into focus the peripheral characters Enkidu and Humbaba in the cacophonous Cedar Forrest.

Dense Lightness, on view through January 5, 2019, brings together multimedia works from Forde’s interdisciplinary experimentations with cyanotype, drawn from his long-term work and research around the ancient Mesopotamian epic poem Gilgamesh/He Who Saw The Deep.