AVA Exhibition : ‘Seeing With Sound’ 20th-23d March 2015

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.

Exhibition Outline:

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

Sat 21st
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 ModulateMark HarrisMia 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

Venue locations:
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

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