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An animated suduko is on the screen as players perform to it
15 February 2008
The Arches

Self Cancellation – Palimpsest #1

Benedict Drew Chris Weaver John Butcher Mark Bain Michael Colligan Rhodri Davies Robin Hayward Sarah Washington John Bain Lee Patterson

Performance of a Sudoko based graphic score giving rise to a process of self cancellation.

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in a dark arched room an audience watches a screen showing nylon being melted
15 February 2008
The Arches

Self Cancellation – Acid/Nylon

Gustav Metzger

A recreation of one of Gustav Metzger’s celebrated auto destructive performances.

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Robin Hayward sits whilst playing a tuba with a ball of sand at the horn
15 February 2008
The Arches

Self Cancellation – Sand

Robin Hayward

Robin Hayward – exploring the micro-sounds of a tuba, filling slowly with sand.

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Rhodri Davies plays two suspended deconstructed weathered harps
15 February 2008
The Arches

Self Cancellation – Seed Burn / adh

Lee Patterson Rhodri Davies

Rhodri Davies plays two deconstructed harps. Lee Patterson examines the sonic properties of burning nuts.

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Michael Colligan is hunched over a table of objects and a lump of dry ice
15 February 2008
The Arches

Self Cancellation – Dry Ice With Metal

Michael Colligan

Michael Colligan pressing white hot metal into dry ice, causing the metal to sing and scream.

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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.

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Two Bain brothers look down at a lit mixer in a dark space
15 February 2008
The Arches

Self Cancellation – Archisonic

John Bain Mark Bain

A system in which oscillators shake The Arches, seismographs pick up the harmonics that are then amplified through massive sub-bass PA.

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John Butcher holds and plays a saxophone
15 February 2008
The Arches

Self Cancellation – Asymptotic Freedom / Feedback Wire Drawing

Benedict Drew John Butcher

John Butcher plays and manipulates a feeding back saxophone. Benedict Drew on electronics, broken cables and standing waves.

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15 February 2008
The Arches

Self Cancellation – Removal Service / Transition Hide and Seek

Sarah Washington

Sarah Washington uses electronics and wind-up radios, running out of charge to repsond to the festivals’ Self Cancellation provocation.

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Metzger and students seated at table
17 February 2008
The Arches

Self Cancellation – A project for voices

Gustav Metzger Kenneth Goldsmith Simon Morris

A performed self-cancelling discussion, with artists from the festival, invited speakers and local artists talking at once, over each other, or straining to be heard over the din.

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