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Two frames from a 16mm film with blocks of red, green, pink and yellow
29 November 2008
BFI Southbank CCA

About Face

Various Artists Paul Sharits

This programme takes human subjects as the focus for sound and image construction. And it includes a couple of masterpieces of experimental film: Paul Sharits’ deeply empathetic interpretation of epilepsy and Peter Kubelka’s Webern inspired abstract portrait of Arnulf Rainer.

A microphone wrapped in white paper on a mic stand on stage
20 May 2005
The Sage Gateshead

MICRO 1

Takehisa Kosugi

MICRO 1 – Wrap a live microphone with a very large sheet of paper. Make a light bundle. Keep the microphone live for another 5 minutes. T. Kosugi – (1961)

Music Lover’s Field Companion 05
Hijokaidan on stage performing with intensity and strong lighting
15 October 2005
The Arches

Hijokaidan

Hijokaidan

Hijokaidan rapidly built a following due to the overwhelmingly physical intensity of their live performances, often involving destructive onstage rituals of vomit, urine, mangled guitars and ear shredding volume.

INSTAL 05
The Bohman Brothers on stage at INSTAL 06 surrounded by objects and microphones
14 October 2006
The Arches

The Bohman Brothers

The Bohman Brothers

Quintessentially British, The Bohman Brothers’ music is a home-made and DIY conflux of some of the most virulent strains of experimental music.

INSTAL 06
Sparklers mounted on stands with microphones being lit with a gas burner
14 October 2006
The Arches

Sparklers and Table Top Set

Lee Patterson

Sonic ‘observations’ of the world, through micro recordings on a tiny scale and transformed into something musically compelling.

INSTAL 06
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16 February 2008
The Arches

Translation

Jarrod Fowler

Jarrod Fowler creates a social space where layered one-to-one live encounters with the audience become sonic material.

INSTAL 08
Lee Patterson adds a spoon of powder to a large glass of water
15 February 2008
The Arches

Self Cancellation – Vessels

Lee Patterson

In this response to the Self Cancellation project, Lee Patterson dissolves medicine in glasses of water and explores the sonic content.

INSTAL 08
Amplifiers outside with mics on the floor coming from them
27 February 2010
DCA

Hit Parade

Christof Migone

Can we use sound, repetition and difference to personally and collectively engage with space, time and labour?

Kill Your Timid Notion 10
a participant lies on the gallery floor face down and hits the floor with a mic
3 May 2012
Whitney Museum of American Art

Hit Parade (New York)

Christof Migone

Sound as it is endured by space and the body: 15 participants lie face down and pound the floor with a microphone one thousand times, each person choosing their own rhythm and intensity.

A survey is a process of listening
A table with various cans and jars of food
2 May 2012
Whitney Museum of American Art

Wallingford Food Bank

Christopher DeLaurenti

A testimony to poverty from Chris’s own experiences, and an invitation to engage with an all too typical situation and context through a kind of imaginary listening.

A survey is a process of listening