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Sound Bath at IMT Gallery: Free event for Tower Hamlets residents
May 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Come, relax and unwind with a restorative sound bath in the unique and beautiful setting of IMT Gallery’s new exhibition, Light the lamp rarely, let the shadow come, a solo presentation of meditative paintings by Emma Tod.
Sound Therapist Carlo Volpi will lead participants on a sonic journey using gongs and bowls, bringing the mind and body deep into restorative relaxation. We encourage participants to sit or lie down comfortably and simply let the sound of the instruments wash over them.
Sound baths bring great benefits similar to those in meditation, as they reduce stress, muscle tension and physical pain whilst promoting a positive, calm and focused state of mind.
Carlo Volpi is a fully qualified, sound and biodynamic massage therapist with over 20 years of experience in meditation. He is also a designer and lecturer on the MA in Fashion at the Royal College of Art. Carlo’s practice is focused on bringing the gong into a contemporary art and fashion context. We will be exploring combining these elements throughout this year, with sound baths taking place during each of the gallery’s exhibitions and enhanced sound bath experiences incorporating drawing, knitting and shamanic practices.
Below we offer you a glimpse of what to expect from Carlo’s sound baths, as told by previous participants:
“Carlo created the perfect sanctuary to recharge from busy life in London. I felt immediately at ease, and Carlo supplied as much information as I required about the process, instruments and what to expect. Although I am a regular sound therapist, it was my first experience with the sessions being largely focused on gongs as the main instrument. The experience was truly incredible. The physical and mental sensations were very different each time, and I relaxed into the sound very quickly in every session. I left feeling calmer yet invigorated, peaceful but energised…nicely balanced.”
“I really enjoyed the lower tones and vibrations; so deep I envisaged treacle flowing and bubbling, was amazing!”
“I thought it was lovely !!! I was in a deep state for 45 mins and felt unconscious!! I will definitely be signing up for future sessions!”
Emma Tod’s paintings in Light the lamp rarely let the shadow come to explore the remediation of paint in a period of digital image circulation, with its accelerating speeds of transmission and shared attention deficit. Works negotiate this shift through stillness and ambiguity. Peripheral events, fleeting moments and chance encounters are brought to the centre creating new imaginary territories. Visual fragments taken from the internet, TV, and art history are playfully recombined and erased. Zones of exclusion are brought to the fore, challenging the primacy of the centre over the periphery. Exclusion matters.
Bring something to lie on, such as a yoga mat or blanket, and something warm to wear, such as a jumper or blanket.
Please note: If you suffer from tinnitus or epilepsy or are in the first trimester of pregnancy, it isn’t advisable to attend the session.
Places are very limited, so book now to avoid disappointment.
🎟️ Tickets are available now on https://imagemusictext.eventbrite.com/
This event has been lovingly created with support from Clarion Futures.