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Sonic Electronics Festival

Workshop Fort Processor by Isn’tses

Saturday 01 June 2019, 11:00 – 17:00.

Iklectik Art Lab

 

Tickets £65 Advanced only / Maximum capacity 15

 

The Fort Processor is a touch and light controlled synthesiser and audio effect circuit designed by Isn’tses.

The circuit consists of:

• A section which distorts and octave-divides incoming audio (eg from a radio, walkman, mp3, synth etc)
• Squarewave oscillators controlled by touching the metallic drawings across the centre of the circuitboard with fingers (touch two or more at once), and also by a light sensor (best played using flashing/colour-changing lights or moving shadows)
• A chopper/ring-modulator which rhythmically slices between the distorted input signal and the oscillators,
• A ‘Twin-T’ section; a classic kick drum circuit mutated into a mysterious bass oscillator/drum/drone/filter which is influenced by the audio input.

If no audio input is connected, the circuit instead uses feedback and acts as a self-contained synth.

The Fort Processor is powered from a 9v DC, centre-negative power supply, ie a BOSS-style guitar pedal PSU. Other polarities or voltages will probably damage/destroy the circuit so be careful! It is possible to wire up a 9v battery too.

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SONIC ELECTRONICS FESTIVAL

Borns with the need to create a place where to combine DIGITAL ARTS with ANALOGUE DEVICES and it is interested in showing processes of technological evolution.

Within computation the term DIGITAL, and its contrary, ANALOGUE, are frequently used to denote the difference between a numerical-digital and a physical model and help to separate out theoretical abstract computation from any particular concrete computational, and thus material, iteration.

So, SEF has as a reference the use of CODE as an original TECHNOLOGY for making MUSIC. It enjoys the DIY and HANDMADE spirit which ARTISTS, MUSICIANS, CODERS, MAKERS & HACKERS share. The activity fosters a community of tool DEVELOPERS and creative PRACTITIONERS interested in supporting creative practice through DIGITAL and ANALOGUE tools.

The festival also opens to OS / OH practices in a counter-laboratory and participatory process.

SEF will present an EXHIBITION, WORKSHOPS, TALKS, CONCERTS, a PUBLICATION and a RECORD.

With the collaboration of Iklectik Art LAB, SEF will set for many days as an experiment that shows an exhibition, workshops and concerts. With this hybrid format, SEF wants to increase the audience experience and make them participant.

The Festival collaborates together with Chalton Gallery to present new media art exhibition, with interactive works, AV installations and the most advanced technologies in music with PD, and the use of open software.

SEF also counts with the participation of POPklik, a London based collective in charge of the creative visual communication of the festival.

Claude Heiland-Allen, musician and software developer, is supporting the development of the festival and gives support as well as technical and aesthetic advice.

SEF is curated by Laura Netz, curator, artist, and director of EAM elektronische-art-and-music, a curatorial agency and record label, altogether with a network of collaborators and artists who support and facilitate the event.

Deadline: 
06/01/2019
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AR & VR ART WITH SUTU AND PAISLEY SMITH

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NESTLED IN THE FRENCH PYRENEES AT 750M ALTITUDE, 10KM FROM THE SPANISH BORDER AND SURROUNDED BY SNOWCAPPED PEAKS, WATERFALLS AND FORESTS, IS THE PICTURESQUE THERMAL TOWN OF AULUS-LES-BAINS. IN THE TOWN, HOUSED IN A BEAUTIFULLY RENOVATED 19TH CENTURY HOTEL, IS CAMP - THE FIRST OF A NEW BREED OF ARTS RESIDENCY.  CAMP RUNS A SHORT SERIES OF FIVE-DAY ARTS, MUSIC, WRITING AND ARTS-ACTIVIST SESSIONS. THESE ARE NO ORDINARY COURSES - THEY ARE INTENSE, ARTISTIC CATALYSTS RUN BY INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED PRACTITIONERS; CREATIVE FLASHPOINTS DESIGNED TO CHANGE THE LIVES OF EVERYONE INVOLVED. THE COURSES COMBINE WORK IN OUR WELL EQUIPPED FACILITIES WITH PROJECTS CARRIED OUT IN THE MOUNTAINS

 

AR & VR ART WITH SUTU AND PAISLEY SMITH 

Course dates - 19/06/2019 - 24/06/2019

When Google's Tilt Brush launched in 2016, digital artists hurled themselves at it - with its powerful control of textures, volumes and geometry, Tilt Brush was rapidly proven as the most versatile tool around for creating immersive virtual reality artwork, environments and experiences. The same year, Bjork launched "Bjork Digital", her ground-breaking exhibition of 360-degree VR music videos accompanying tracks from her album Vulnicura. It was a pinnacle year for VR, but Google were stepping into a rich, existing scene - artists had been working towards the creation of VR works since Morton Heilig's Sensorama (1956), Myron Krueger's VIDEOPLACE (1975), the StereoGraphics company's experiments throughout the 80s, SEGA VR and Nintendo Virtual Boy in the 90s, and the arrival of sophisticated and lightweight VR tech in the early 2010's.

The current generation of hardware and software allow for the fast, fluid creation of VR worlds (and the insertion of AR elements into the real world) which can be mass-experienced, blurring the limits of gaming, reality, storytelling and art. Reality can be seamlessly augmented with digital artworks, distinct virtual realities can be networked, shared and adapted by audiences, the artist becomes world-maker, the audience is no longer passive; in this brave new world, art does not reflect life - art forms the myriad worlds in which life takes place.

Sutu (aka Stuart Campbell) uses art and technology in new ways to tell stories. He has been commissioned by the likes of Marvel, Google and Disney to create VR art for properties such as Doctor Strange and Ready Player One. He has also created three VR documentaries; Inside Manus for SBS, Mind at War for Ryot Films and The Battle of Hamel for the Australian War Memorial. He's known for his interactive comics including Nawlz, Neomad, Modern Polaxis and These Memories Won't Last. He holds a Honorary Doctorate of Digital Media from Central Queensland University, is a 2017 Sundance Fellow and is the co-founder of EyeJack, an Augmented Reality company.

Paisley Smith is a Canadian filmmaker & virtual reality creator based in Los Angeles. She created Homestay, an interactive VR documentary produced by the National Film Board of Canada Interactive, with Jam3. She received the 2018 Sundance Institute and Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Fellowship for her forthcoming VR experience "Unceded Territories", a collaboration with acclaimed artist and VR pioneer Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun; she's a visiting artist at USC's Mobile & Environmental Media Lab, led by Scott Fisher, and is admin of the thriving Women in VR/AR Facebook group.

Over the course of the week, this workshop will follow two twin trajectories - split into small groups, participants will divide their time equally between two different but complimentary sides to the VR/AR creative process, working towards the creation of new work, formation of new collaborative relationships, and honing of VR painting and creation skills.

Sutu will lead sessions in VR painting using Tilt Brush, exploring the painting process, filming the resulting work, and outputting 2D and 360 films. He will show how 360 content can be exported to 3D formats, for further use in other programs such as Unity. Advanced techniques covered will include creation of 3D scans for import into Tilt Brush.

Paisley will lead participants through a world-building process, where details of your story-world are established. From the basic seed of a world, brought to the session by each participant, Paisley will help you to imagine what that world would look like in VR, working to create a prototype of the world using real-life model making techniques before moving into VR.

You don't need prior experience of VR to take part - by the end of the session, you will have developed the skills, tech knowledge and increased imaginative potential to create new VR worlds, artworks and narratives.

PRICE €1299 - grants, bursaries and discounts available

INCLUDED IN THE COURSE FEE: FIVE DAYS OF CLASSES AND ACTIVITIES, A COMFORTABLE PRIVATE ROOM AT CAMP, ALL MEALS - BREAKFAST AND LUNCH AT CAMP, DINNER AT AN EXCELLENT LOCAL RESTAURANT, UNLIMITED USE OF OUR RECORDING STUDIOS, EDITING SUITES, REHEARSAL STUDIOS, LIBRARY AND OTHER FACILITIES, POST-COURSE BENEFITS & SUPPORT

Deadline: 
06/12/2019
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30 Days of Writing: Create a Book in a Month

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30 Days of Writing is a practical online course for writers and artists who'd enjoy the challenge of putting together a book in a month. The course is especially suited to anyone who'd like to take on a short project not necessarily linked to a book project you're working on. It's an opportunity to create that passion project you've been mulling over for years...

The online course is devised so that you can start a project from scratch and complete a first draft by the end of June. The course is a month-long commitment throughout June, and will benefit anyone who'd like the inspiration and support to write daily for 30 days alongside other writers from around the world.

The course includes:

  • 2 x 30-minute one-to-one consultations at the start and end of the course. In the first, we'll pin-point a manageable project for you to work on throughout the month. In the second consultation we'll look at ways of refining your draft and explore possible avenues of publication.
  • Daily prompts and suggestions. There'll be general prompts to work from, as well as prompts specific to your project.
  • Ongoing and personalised feedback throughout the course.
  • Advise about self-publishing, zines, and photobooks. Suggestions about places to submit your work for publication.
  • Two copies of 12 Doable Writing Projects.
  • The workshop is devised to suit writers of all levels who are willing to try out new ways of writing and thinking about writing.  

Dates: 1 June - 1 July 2019

Fee: £260 (£200 early-bird rate before 30 April)  

limited to 15 participants 

About the tutor: Shaun Levin is the author of Snapshots of The Boy, A Year of Two Summers and Seven Sweet Things, amongst other books. He is the creator of Writing Maps and runs The A3 Press, a new independent chapbook press. Shaun has been teaching creative writing for over twenty years and has worked closely with writers at all stages of their journey towards publication.

Deadline: 
05/30/2019
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International Workshop for Choreographers, Movement Directors & Directors of Physical Theatre

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International Workshop for Choreographers, Movement Directors & Directors of Physical Theatre

22 - 29 November, 2019

Laubegg Castle - Ragnitz, Austria

The workshop aims to expand and diversify professional vocabulary of instructors who work with actors, dancers and performance practitioners, interested to improve the understanding of practical and theoretical aspects of movement directing, teaching, ensemble building and performance making.

The programme includes intensive practical training and discussions guided by Sergei Ostrenko - Russian theatre director, choreographer and teacher, and Gennadiy Ostrenko - choreographer, movement director and theater artist. 

 

This intensive Lab is open to practicing choreographers and directors of physical theatre working in various genres, techniques and styles interested to acquire reliable toolkit to create contemporary professional productions. Ostrenko Method will introduce some of the effective techniques and approaches towards contemporary performance practice in the context of the short rehearsal time and multicultural aspect of the creative team.

Participants will practically explore:

research the connection between physical action and voice, gesture, movement, dance and word, explore performer's physicality as the key to form, style, atmosphere and emotional palette;

learn to build up the composition of the form and the artistic space of the performance; 

gain helpful practical tools and valuable tips for mounting contemporary performances. 

The understanding of the basic principles of a methodological directing approach concerns any genre, whether it is a dance performance, physical theatre performance, drama performance or musical theatre.

The training is designed as a multidisciplinary intensive lab with participation and practice together with performers from different techniques.

Deadline: 
11/22/2019
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Reaching New Audiences: Social Media and Exhibition Strategies for Artists

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Reaching New Audiences: Social Media and Exhibition Strategies for Artists

Reaching New Audiences: Social Media and Exhibition Strategies for Artists

Description

A professional development event for artists focusing on two key aspects of successful self marketing: social media and exhibition strategies.

The day will be split into two parts, either side of lunchtime. Tickets may be purchased for either both parts, or just Part One.

Part One, Presentations:

To begin, Emma Walker, Communications Manager at Parker Harris, will take you through how social media can be utilised by artists and creatives to reach new and diverse audiences. The presentation will look specifically at social media as a tool for engaging collectors whilst exploring how relationships built through social media channels can serve as a foundation for new collaborations and exhibition opportunities.

Subsequently, Emma Parker and Penny Harris, founding partners of Parker Harris, will share their experience and knowledge as regards best practice for artists. They will discuss all aspects necessary for the building and maintenance of a professional and successful artistic career. Topics covered will include:

talking about your work

sourcing and taking best advantage of exhibiting opportunities

pricing your work

gallery representation

commissioning

Part Two, Surgeries:

After lunch, attendees will have the opportunity to take part in two separate one-to-one surgeries. Each surgery will last 20 minutes and will be led by a member of the Parker Harris team. One surgery will focus on social media, the other on exhibition strategies: both surgeries will function as mini mentoring sessions, providing each attendee with advice and guidance tailored to their own artistic practice.

Coffee, tea and biscuits will be available throughout the day - these will be provided free of charge. There will be a break for lunch (12:45 - 1:30pm). There is an onsite cafe at Drawing Projects UK, Miranda's coffee shop or other cafes, pubs and restaurants within walking distance.

This event is taking place in conjunction with the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2018, currently on display at Drawing Projects UK (until Friday 26th April).

Tickets £30-£50

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Date And Time

Tue, 9 April 2019

Location

Drawing Projects UK

Bridge House

10 Stallard Street

Trowbridge BA14 9AE

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Deadline: 
04/09/2019
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Tempera Painting and 24K Gold Gilding Workshop in NYC - April 22-27, 2019

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Dacia Gallery: Is pleased to announce Byzantium to the Renaissance: Egg Tempera and Gold Gilding Workshop in New York City. This workshop is intended as an introduction and revival of the centuries old tempera painting and gold gilding techniques for modern painters. To inspire and create stunning modern paintings with the knowledge, materials and techniques of the Byzantine and Renaissance masters. Students will learn to paint in egg tempera and water gild 24K gold leaf with centuries old Byzantine techniques and secrets of the renaissance master painters, from Duccio and Giotto to Simone Martini and Fra Angelico. Specific images have been selected to paint for this project that each student will be able to learn the most techniques from. Including painting the face, garments, decorative gilded backgrounds and applying 24K gold leaf. The workshop is planned that each student will be able to complete a finished painting. Additionally, Dacia Gallery will host a group exhibition of your artwork created during the program, including a reception and artist talk to the public. Your time is meant to be productive, illuminating and memorable.

Invitation to Artists: The Byzantium to the Renaissance Workshop is open to all visual artists, from the beginner, who is seeking to develop basic skills, to the advanced artist who may be interested in insights into the instructor’s approach and practices. National and international artists are invited to attend, including anyone interested in learning more about Medieval and Byzantine art. This is an unique painting technique that was primarily used during the renaissance and previous centuries. It has a wide array of applications to contemporary artists, by learning these ancient techniques to create some visually stunning paintings that are not seen today. If you are interested in participating register today.

Making Your Own Tempera Paint: During the workshop students will learn to make their own egg tempera paints from scratch. By learning the properties and chemistry of pigments, grinding and mixing pigments, applying the egg yolk with distilled water and white wine as a binder, you will make your own paint just like the old masters. No modern store bought paints will equal the vibrancy, beauty and quality of the paints you will learn to make yourself.

Water Gilding 24K Gold Leaf: During the workshop students will learn how to achieve a mirror finish shine to their gold leafed paintings. The process is called Water Gilding, it requires a marble gessoed background on a wood panel on which you apply red clay bole mixed with rabbit skin glue. The clay bole dries, is sanded and polished with an agate stone burnisher. Then solution of distilled water and denatured alcohol is applied on top and the 24K Gold Leaf is placed on the wet areas, it will immediately stick to the bole. Once dried the gold leaf is burnished to a mirror like, perfect finish. Water Gilding is a unique process used by the masters that gives a beautiful finish to backgrounds or to decorative elements in paintings. You will be amazed at the possibilities of the work you can create once you learn how to properly water gild with gold.

Instructor: Lee Vasu is an Artist, Iconographer, Curator and the Founder of Dacia Gallery in New York City. His passion for art enabled him to curate exhibitions nationally and internationally, which inspired him to establish Dacia Gallery in New York City. For more info on Lee Vasu and to see his artwork visit: www.leevasu.com

Deadline: 
04/11/2019
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