Hyper Functional, Ultra Healthy | Vivienne Griffin: UN-NOW

Thu 16 Jan 2020
18.45 - 20.00
Pay What You Can

The work of our artists is valuable and our events cost money to produce, but we also want them to be as accessible as possible. Therefore, we offer you the opportunity to pay what you can for this event.

River Rooms
New Wing

Part of Hyper Functional, Ultra Healthy, a programme of six specially commissioned artworks exploring the concept and practice of wellness.

UN–NOW is a group workshop where voices are digitally modified in unison to explore dissonance, vocal fry, polyphonic harmonies, speaking in tongues, drone, noise and fake laughter. Echo effects, vocal harmony pedals and auto-tune will be used as methods for transcending the self to merge with the other.

Spaces are limited, workshop lasts one hour.


Born in Dublin, based in London and New York, Griffin makes sculptures, drawings and audio works in her antidisciplinary practice. The voice, vernacular language and noise are used in text works (2D and aural) and free poetic form is applied to assemblages of objects (found and made). She is currently focussing on the problematics of hyperindividualism in new body of work and the uses of sound (and/or silence), dance music, meditation, singing and podcasts as means of transcendence of the self. Her work seeks emancipation from the apathy of banality: entangled with everyday life it implicates the ordinary as rare. She completed her MFA at Hunter, New York supported by a Fulbright Scholarship. In 2016 she exhibited at Frieze, New York and 427 in Latvia. She performed at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Romania in 2017. In 2018 at CONDO with Bureau in Southard Reid and The Centre de la Photographie Genève (CPG) 2019. She is represented by Bureau in New York.