Lend your ears to music, open your eyes to painting, and…stop thinking!
Just ask yourself whether the work has enabled you to ‘walk about’ into a hitherto unknown world. If the answer is yes, what more do you want?
Wassily Kandinsky 1866–1944
An exhibition of audio visual arts, with a focus on the history of Visual Music and Live Cinema, placing the current practice of real time audio visual performance within an historical context.
Fri 20th March
Opening of AVA exhibition at Ort Cafe Balsall Heath 6.pm – 8.pm
Including demonstration of a Harmonograph, which has been built by young people, facilitated by sound artist Bobby Bird, at Richard Newton’s CDT club at the Old Printworks in Balsall Heath. There will also be a presentation by Finish researcher and Live Cinema artist Mia Makela of ‘Live A/V Trajectories’, a history timeline, online resource and poster, commissioned for the exhibition. FREE
Sat 21st/Sun 22nd
Exhibition at Ort Cafe Open between 11am- 5pm
– Further demonstration of the Harmonograph. FREE
Sound Bath , with a special focus on the visualisation of sound, led by Soesen Edan from The Musery at The Old Print Works ( above the Ort Cafe). Booking information & times tbc
Sun 22nd March
At Hexagon Theatre MAC
Screening of Sirens an audio visual work by Japanese artist Ryoichi Kurokawa in collaboration with Novi_sad 4pm-5pm Booking information to follow
Live Cinema Performances 3 x 20 minute AV performances by Modulate/ Mark Harris/ Mia Makela + James Andean 7pm-8pm Booking information to follow
Mon 23d March
Software Workshops at The Ort Cafe led by Jim Warrior – Minuek/DestroyThingsBeautiful . An introduction to live AV tools : Quartz Composer and VDMX
Times & Booking information to follow
Funded by Arts Council England
Partners: Flatpack Film Festival
Ort Cafe / The Old Print Works 500-504 Moseley Road, Balsall Heath, Birmingham, B12 9AH – Map
Hexagon THeatre / MAC, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, B12 9QH