Archive for September 29th, 2015
Please join us on Friday 2nd of October for the Launch of; Schizm Magazine ‘Deluxe’ Issue Eight (Perfect bound issue with colour foldouts, 300 copies)
The theme of Schizm Magazine Eight is; Skeptical Uncertainties (False Truths & Honest Lies)
Contributors; Bob Ajar, Pedro Diego Alvarado, Aureliano Alvarado, Sam Basu, Manuela Barczewski, Iphgenia Baal, John Chilver, Paul Philipp Heinze, Thomas Helbig, Jaakko Juhani Karhunen, Paul Johnson, George Macbeth, Christoph Meier, Sascha Mikloweit, Mocellin Pellegrini, Pages, Tomas Rydin, Adam Rompel, Fiona Sarison, Barry Sykes, Eleanor Vonne Brown, & Markus Vater.
At the launch Iphgenia Baal will be reading from a series of short texts.
Launch of Transactions of the Duddo Field Club by William Cobbing / Friday 25th September 2015, 6.30- 8.30pm
Contributions by Louise Chignac, Beth Collar, Arnaud Desjardin and Jonathan P. Watts.
Design by Fraser Muggeridge Studio.
Transactions of the Duddo Field Club documents recent sculpture, video and performance by William Cobbing that were exhibited at Hatton Gallery in Newcastle, and mima in Middlesbrough. Retrograde images of ancient rock formations are the basis for oversized ceramic book covers of Albert Camus’ Myth of Sisyphus. Monolithic-looking sculptures derive their surface appearance from the anthropomorphic Duddo Five Stones in Northumberland, formed through pressing rocks into heavily grogged clay, a random selection of books then slotted into their surfaces; monuments to inaccessible knowledge and trivia. The book also features a collaborative performance Palimpsest with Beth Collar, a disjointed conversation in which words are scored in a wet clay surface, and are then distorted or erased through the act of continually reworking the surface. Language becomes a tactile experience.
These mystical voices closely resemble that of chanting as if the stones themselves were ‘speaking’ in some ritualistic manner. In fact the montage of fast cuts of the stones in close-up that constitutes the intro suggests something of the anthropomorphic, as if the stones themselves were people or characters in their own right that will come to play their relevant part in this drama between the natural and the supernatural.
Forever friends, Sylvanian Families, sickness and health, fapping away hunched over, biting the nails down — like down to the skin — biting the skin off — a claw from me would be like a stroke with a bundle of retractable erasers. Cheese Strings. Rough granite shits, sheep turds the same, then the standing stones, the rows, the circles, wispy dried grass inserted up the nostril. Abandonment. But in all of it, it was just me there. Self satisfied / fact finding /nonconscious. Beth Collar
A book can be lost and found. A book, used for what it is meant for, functioning in the proper way, is always contingent on the person holding it (reading it?) understanding what it is, the language it’s written in, the way pages make sense in a sequence (left to right, or the other way around), the way it sits with other related books. As a set of signs, from cover to cover, it requires acquired interpretive skills.
The extraordinary marks imbued in the stones is a kind of ur-writing ; they receive their secret inscriptions over geological durations, durations that dwarf the human. ‘There are impossible scribblings in nature,’ he writes, ‘written neither by men nor by devils’. And in these scribbles a viewer might decipher proto-images of anything invented by human visual culture, so that ‘already present in the archives of geology, available for operations then inconceivable, was the mode of what would later be an alphabet’.
Jonathan P. Watts
A special cocktail ‘Airport Lounge Manners’ will be served from the Push Bar to Open hatch bar.
She was walking in the forest repeating herself,
trying to redefine the communication through washing the floor.
But it appears, she mixed up the space
and all she did was to transgress.
While I was there desiring to reclaim,
something had slipped off,
slipped off and made the line blur,
involving and renegotiating the preciousness.
Mind the domestic She said with a high pitch voice
but all I could think about was trespassing into the other.
She was trying to relate,
relate with the body,
but again, she was slipping off while responding to the reproduction
but all she was doing was conflicting herself inside the belief system.
And all this time there was a third person
trying to talk about characterising the purpose
but I was way too distracted longing for the physical touch.
How can you favour the types of communication?
Do you really think there are boundaries of language?
The new artists’ billboard by Merike Estna is on display outside Matt’s Gallery from Friday 18 September and is accompanied in the Bökship by two books from her Pattern Books series along with several one-off artists’ books. The Pattern Books are a series of nine books each consisting 64 original paintings bound into books.
A special cocktail ‘When you drink me up, I’ll be gone forever’ will be served from the hatch bar beneath the billboard.
Portable recording booth in the Marque at Wysing Festival.
After ‘Amplifier Assault’ (A-Band performance) Sunday 9 August – Cardboard Speaker Stack at Braziers Hall Gardens
One-day Sound Fair and Summer Party
Saturday 1 August 2015, 1pm – 11pm
Keith Harrison, Plastique Fanstastique, Benedict Drew, Marcia Farquhar, Leo Chadburn, Mikatsiu, John Lawrence, Daniela Cascella, Robert Pratt, Cesura // Acceso, Erinyes, Flange Zoo, Matt Copson, 38b,Exploit.zzxjoanw.Gen, Girolamo Marri, Drawing Room Confessions, Sonic Imperfections, Trestle Records, Daata Editions, Matt’s Gallery, Consumer Waste, Editions of You, Top Nice, DISFIGMENT/BANKRUPSEA, The Cast of the Crystal Set, Dancehall, Sinkhole, Lost Toy Records, WE, & more tbc.
SUPER WOOFER sound fair has invited artists and audio publishers to have stalls for selling and displaying analogue and digital audio works; tapes, CDs, vinyl, USB, MP3, books, zines and merchandise, alongside a day of talks and listening events.
The sound fair will take place between 1pm – 8pm with the performances and summer party continuing between 8pm – 11pm. http://bokship.org/superwoofer.html