Join Brisbane-based performer Leif Gifford, for the fifth edition of Sound Offering, Boxcopy’s monthly program that invites sound artists and experimental musicians to produce an evening of listening.
Gifford’s project LG, named after the artist’s own initials with a nod to a certain company’s brand name, comments on the artist’s struggles with consumer capitalism. This live performance sees LG create a richly layered soundscape teetering between harmony and cacophony using improvised synthesizer, keyboard, vocals, and effects, accompanied by the artist’s own dreamy projections.
Come along to be enveloped in LG’s soundscape and visuals, followed by a conversation with the artist about her practice.
Leif Gifford is an Australian/English artist based in Brisbane with a dynamic and varied practice including DIY, interventionist, and guerrilla actions ranging from drawings, paintings, video, and film, to large immersive installations and performances. Her practice engages with recurring themes and influences like hyper reality, the spectacle, the human condition, science-fiction, psychogeography, magical realism, wonder, awe, dichotomies, privilege, narcissism, contradiction, chiaroscuro, and entropy.
Gifford is currently involved in various music and art projects including LG, Slupr, Privileged White Girls and Reptile, and previously Shooga and Insipid Bitch. Gifford is also a co-conspirator of the DIY ARI A Natural Low. Her work spans two decades across several countries including the UK, Japan, Belgium, and Brisbane. Leif holds a 1st class honours degree in Fine Art and MA VA from NTU School of Art & Design, Nottingham, UK.