Boundary Condition: Carlos Casas / Cameron Naylor / Howlround / Infinite Monkeys
Sunday 12 February 2023 | Doors: 5:20pm | Start: 5:30pm
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Tickets: £9.50+fee Early Bird / £11.50+fee Second Release / £14+fee Final Release / £15.50 OTD https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/506553233357
This edition features 9+ artists in a hybrid of multichannel live-sets & immersive projections encompassing ethnomusicological site specific film on Pamir, auto-destructive, acousmatic & generative compositions, fungal fetishist performance art and heavy tape machinery performed in the AMOENUS 17-speaker ambisonics system.
Boundary Condition engulfs the collective mass longing for a past that never was, through studies in its sonic materialization stretching across the hyper-romantic limbo of post-Lynchian Darkjazz, the flickering scenarios and found sounds of Musique Concrète, and inert cyclicality of hauntological loops, projecting the residue of all that which could have been, as prosthetic sentiments. Via post instrument instrumentals, permutated compositions, site responsivity, missing fundamentals, severe interdependence, and retrograding structures.
Avalanche (by Carlos Casas)
Avalanche is an immersive site specific film installation, the installation allows visitors’ movement through the space and provides them with the intimacy for a contemplative vision.
Avalanche transports the public to Hichigh, one of the world’s highest inhabited villages, located in the Pamir mountain range (Tajikistan), known as the roof of the world, and one of the world`s most unknown and unexplored regions; the Pamirs are as mysterious as fascinating, home of some of the most archaic and well kept millenary traditions. The film follows the dusk of a village bound to disappear, just before it becomes a ghost village, just before its stones and mud houses are swept by the mountain again.
Avalanche is an audiovisual meditation about a village and its traditions on its journey to oblivion. Avalanche is also about the archaic, the enduring spiritual relation between landscape and man, and the overlaying of traditions and rituals within the periphery of our modern world. Avalanche is a life-long open project, an ongoing document of the inevitable demise of a village, a well-known survival tale of rural life against the avalanche of civilization; the project is a continuous document of the presents and futures of this community.
Since 2005 the filmmaker has been documenting the village and its people’s struggle to survive, providing an ever-growing archive of its life and its future. Born in Barcelona and currently based in Paris, Carlos Casas is an internationally awarded filmmaker and artist. Interested in the crossover of cinema, art, and ethnography, his works are immersive and contemplative audiovisual experiences crafted to create a bond between the spectator and the locations and people he carefully documents.
Cameron Naylor is a sound artist creating on the boundary of electroacoustic composition and audiovisual art. From synthesising sound worlds with data sonification to creating procedural graphics and geo-locative augmented reality dramas, to utilising generative composition, Cameron’s innovative viewpoint has allowed him to work consistently for both local and international organisations.
Howlround is a quintet (four slightly battered machines machines, one slightly battered operator in the shape of sound artist Robin The Fog) that create recordings and performances entirely from manipulating natural acoustic sounds on vintage reel-to-reel tape machines, with all additional effects or artificial reverb strictly forbidden. Howlround’s live events are always a spectacle in which haunting and uncanny soundscapes are created – part sound design, part chaotic performance art. Their records have been compared to William Basinski (who I toured with in 2015), Burial and Selected Ambient Works-era Aphex Twin. Robin produces sound designs for several BBC Radio 4 dramas, broadcast packages for Radio 4 and BBC World Service, as well as contributions to Radio 3’s Between The Ears, ABC Australia, NTS, and many more.
Cerpintxt is an electroacoustic and darkjazz post-ape progress report from the cosmic madhouse, through the medium of voice, auto-destruction, wind-guided experiments in protoconversation. Her work is concerned with generating an invented language of a particular strain of softness through phonetic entropy and augmented instrumentation. The textural counterparts of her sound rely on broken turntablism, prepared Indonesian zither, seismic microphones, and hydrophones processed through tape recorders. The hauntological element of her work explores a form of sonic activism against the weaponisation of love in Egypt.
Infinite Monkeys Theorem states that monkeys with projectors, synthesizers and an infinite amount of time could produce an AV version of “Selected Music From Washing Machines 85-92“. This theorem was tried in real life, but only for a month. The seven monkeys involved produced 9 minutes of cow sounds, slammed projectors and synthesizers with a stone and ate 21kg of bananas. Infinite Monkeys will try the theorem again live at IKLECTIK. The Monkeys performing on the show will be available for adoption, please adopt a Monkey, and bring one to your home after the show.
Ruben is an Italian key and synth performer, trained as a jazz pianist but fascinated by electronic music, he combines harmonic and melodic material with electronic processing and samples.
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