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INVITATION TO SOUNDNETWORK HACKSPACE / SOUND ART COLLOQUIA / ALAN DUNN'S "A HISTORY OF BACKGROUND"

 

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INVITATION TO THE SOUNDNETWORK HACKSPACE AT THE COOPERATIVE @ LIVERPOOL BIENNIAL 2010 

@THE COOPERATIVE The Old Paint Shop, 28-32 Renshaw Street, Liverpool L1 4EF

WEDNESDAY 17th - SUNDAY 21ST NOVEMBER 10AM-5PM AND THEN...

HOWDUINO

SATURDAY 20th - SUNDAY 21ST NOVEMBER 10AM - 4PM 


Invitation for artists to experiment with interaction in an open hackspace; use Arduino boards, sensors and the paint shop space itself and along the way learn from other artists. We invite you to try out an idea in The Cooperative gallery space alongside other artists sharing practice and technical knowledge. No fees or expenses unfortunately just space time, decent wifi, power, technical support and a coffee machine! Come for as long as you want in the week and along the way you will be experimenting in front of a curious open as the space will be open to the public from Wednesday; its about opening up practice to like minded peers and gallery visitors.

Finally exhibit your work in the space alongside a weekend micro festival of making, Howduino.

Over the last
year SoundNetwork have been picking up on the upsurge of indie DIY tech
and making, almost an arts and crafts movement itself, through MAKE, Instructables and the ever popular Arduino programming platform that's becoming increasingly embedded in the production of tech based art, interaction and music.

We have
responded to the cooperative's intent with an open and part curated
artist's hackspace, to reveal this surge of creative tech in the city
and the region.

Taking the
hackspace term literally, artists will be hacking into the old rapid
paintshop space and installation leftovers with Arduinos, microphones,
computers, charity shop tat, lights and good old MDF. Its an opening up
of how people are producing art; the actual wor' is the people still
building it throughout the week, so come down and see how its going or
add to it!

Classic
electroacoustic sound art takes an acousmatic approach to its synthesis;
'hiding' its production and process behind a veil of multi channel
sound and 'secret' tech and knob twiddling wizadry. Here there is no
veil and indeed no artwork; but a mass of prototyping; more a chance to
see and meet artists and how they are producing things.

A slightly
sprawling installation will be built up with artists in residence for 1
or 2 days dropping in or hanging around leading up to a fantastic Howduino weekend. Howduino are a local and national group of Arduino makers and artists organised by MCQN.net

Finally look
out for our Binary Jam gig for the long night on Thursday night
featuring Mark Pilkington, Spirit Animals and guests!

 

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 Invitation to submit: A history of background

A history of background 

Liverpool-based artist Alan Dunn is compiling a CD entitled A history of background,
exploring the concept and role of background in art, design, music and
film. Confirmed contributions include content from Yoko Ono, David
Bowie, Brian Eno, Michelangelo Antonioni, Einsturzende Neubauten, Lee
'Scratch' Perry, Bo Diddley, Undark, Carol Kaye (session bass player for
Beach Boys, Nancy Sinatra, Elvis, Zappa, Monkees and Sonny & Cher),
recordings from space, dubstep, Andy Warhol, back benches, wallpaper,
Erik Satie, soundtrack excerpts, rockabilly slap bass and original 60's
background Muzak.

He is looking for two new 30-second compositions which explore the theme in an innovative and surprising manner. Submissions to alandunn67@hotmail.com by 5pm Friday 12th November 2010. See http://www.alandunn67.co.uk/background.html.

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soundtalke

No Longer Empty presents...
SOUND ART COLLOQUIUM-

"SMOKE ON THE WATER FEATURE" WEDNESDAY 4th NOVEMBER 6.30-10.30 FREE PHASE 5, 15-21 SEEL STREET, LIVERPOOL

As part of the Liverpool Biennial, No Longer Empty presents a public conversation with artists in the exhibition on Thursday 4th November at 6.30pm in Phase Five, 15-21 Seel Street

"Smoke on the Water Feature" will bring together artists participating in the No Longer Empty exhibition with other relevant speakers for a broad ranging discussion about their own work and its relationship to the curatorial drive of the exhibition and the Liverpool Biennial. The discussion will touch on artistic strategies for the urban context: location, sound, making, architecture, collaboration, urban development and feral economies.

This event will follow the format of the BBC 1's 'Question Time', in which you the public are invited to pose questions to the panel regarding the exhibition and the works in it, its architectural, urban and economic context, and any other related aspects. The evening will be chaired by Daniel Simpkins, artist and manager of NLE exhibition.

Speakers:
Daniel Simpkins- Chair
Juan Cruz- Artist, Professor of Fine Art at LJMU
Imogen Stidworthy- Artist, Advising Researcher, Jan van Eyck Academy, Maastricht
Phillip Jeck- Artist

** ENTRANCE IS FREE, no prior booking required**