[linux-audio-announce] Openlab 3 Exhibition and 2 Events London

Dave Griffiths dave at pawfal.org
Fri Oct 27 11:43:39 EDT 2006


Group Show, 4/11-11/11/2006, 1-7pm
Opening Event and Private View 4/11/2006, 4 -12 pm
Closing Event 11/11/2006, 4-12 pm

Auto-Italia South London
82-86 Queens Road
SE152QX Peckham, London

OpenLab is delighted to present OpenLab3, an group exhibition with an
opening and closing event featuring musical performances by more than 20
artists and musicians of the OpenLab collective. OpenLab engages in the
aesthetics and politics of Free Open Source Software Culture. Free Software
Culture seeks to emphasise transparency of the creative process by making
all stages of development available to others, enabling them to learn how
the creation works and alter it for their own purposes. When this idea is
applied to artistic practices, the boundaries between the artistic usage of
software tools and their collaborative development become blurred. The
workings of the artist's tools are exposed, and the artists are actively
engaged in developing media technologies. They can modify them to suit their
goals, rather than creating works by using existing tools that impose "their
way of doing things" on the artwork.

This group exhibition brings together interactive installations, sonic
interventions, video works and animations which explore the audio-visual
code of this network culture: computers start to paint pictures on their
own, expose their internal circuits and "commit suicide"; birds will sing
and fly around in multiple realities, the skylines of two cosmopolitan
cities merge, language, meaning and time burst into fragments and recombine.
The range of the combined works points to the strength of Open Source
Culture – its increasing versatility as artistic playground essential to
contemporary debates and its continued importance not just in the invention
of new media realities but also in tackling themes of "real" time and space.

The two music events feature sound and multimedia performances of artists
who use and develop open-source tools such as PD, Supercollider, Processing
and Fluxus. They will perform prepared sets and code their music live in
various programing languages. Musicians will also experiment with a set of
live instrument swapping. By exchanging PD-Patches, they will challenge each
other in an uncharted space of sonic manipulation. The performances will
span from excursions into the symphonica, experimental noise and soundscapes
to electronica and beat-oriented minimal techno-sets.

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: Rob Canning, Chun Lee, Claude Heiland-Allen, Carl
Forsell, Sabine Gottfried, Karsten Gebbert, Paul Webb, Rob Munro, Chiharu
Kaido, Evan Raskob, U-Sun, Ryan Jordan, Oli Laruelle, Robert Atwood, Luke
Jordan, Rene, Monica Subrotova & Daniel Kordik, Michael Woelkner, Andy
Farnell, Martin Aaserud, Ryan Jordan & Rachel Horne, Dave Griffiths & Alex

For more information please visit
or contact Sabine sabine.gottfried at gmail.com

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