Wasteland at the First Spark Festival
First Spark Festival, Dartington Hall Estate,Totnes
Friday 4 February 7pm
First Spark will mark the ancient festival of Imbolc, a festival of the hearth and home,
celebrating the lengthening days and the early signs of spring. The festival will include
special broadcasts and live performances, such as, Ergo Phizmiz’s Arts Council England
funded mini-operas, Fulcanelli’s Shoes and The Mourning Show. This festival will also
celebrate the newly established spaces for Soundart Radio Station, including a broadcasting
studio, social, office and workshops spaces. It is the beginning of a new era for
Soundart and we hope this to be the first spark of this new stage in our activities.
Presented by Uta Baldauf and Christy O’Donnell, for First Spark, the Wasteland project can be seen and heard and welcomes the audience to interact. A transient project which
can respond to and be influenced by site and social contexts, it brings together a shared
love and interest for contemporary art, philosophy and experimental radio and the
fusion between them. Wasteland is an experience, don’t expect anything but keep your
eye out and an ear.
Invisible Structura 1: Body, Sound, Space & Harmony
Performance Saturday 12th 6.30pm
Exhibition continues to 28th February
David Behar-Perahia’s first exhibition “Invisible Structura I” , in the Cathedral will start with a procession performance in collaboration with composer Edwin Hillier, dancers
Katherine Glicks and Ruth Cross, Gloucester Cathedral Stone Masons, members of the
Artist in residence at Gloucester Cathedral David Behar-Perahia is a French/Israeli multi-faceted
artist working in diverse media: video, sculpture,
installation, drawing and performance, mostly within
a site-specific approach. In his work he is observing
the notion of “place” to discover the layers that
compose a local context, while relating to the
cultural, social, historical and physical-geographical
His background in Science and Architecture enables
him to approach localities in a unique way. During
the last decade he has exhibited extensively in Israel,
the UK, France, Italy (including the 53rd Venice
Biennale) and Greece.
Resound 2011 Falmouth
Three days of talks, seminars, workshops, performances, installations, mixed events.
Matt Davis “improvisation, music and art”, Rob Gawthrop “british sound art/ art music
1960-today”, Matthew Rogers “community radio, models of development”
Dominick Allen- Circuit Bending- hands on toy recycling/mangling, Matthew Rogerstour
and talk about the sourcefm studios and history.
Live performances, sound work and installations
Rob Gawthrop (University College Falmouth. Automated Noise Ensemble),
Dominick Allen, Thaniel Ion Lee (US),
Matt Davis (Cage’s Fontana Mix), Tim Crowley (Spring Fugue).
60 second drone works. Simon Drinkwater Open Mic Conceptual Art Night, Koept Collective - sound installation, interactive sound works, cut up record manufacturing, wonky live mixing.
Jack Harris and Dartington art music students performances and interactive events.
Half mile long performance of Terry Riley’s In C- as buskers live event.
DJS -Sally Rogers (Radio 3 dj, Screechy Bad Man, plus others.
Site Festival June 2011 : A festival of artist-led projects
The site festival, now in its 15th year will present the work of over 300 artists in over 80 sites across the Stroud Valleys during the whole month of June. The site festival provides a platform for artists and artist collectives to show new work, to initiate projects, work collaboratively or alongside other artists in a diverse range of sites across the district for a month long programme of exhibitions, open studios, film screenings, talks, music events and performance.
Site Festival call out to Artists
Invitation for submission of proposals
Site Festival is inviting artists to submit project proposals for this year’s Site Festival programme. Projects can include site-specific based works, screenings, talks, workshops, exhibitions, performance events etc. The Site Festival often acts as a conduit between artists and vacant properties, redundant sites, venues and festival
For more info visit the Site Festival programme archive:www.sitefestival.org.uk If you wish to take part in the Site Festival 2011 by organising an exhibition or event then please go to www.sva.org.uk to access the online guidelines and registration forms.The deadline for applications to the site festival is Friday 25th February.