Category Archives: audio visual arts

James Andean – seeing sound


James Andean channelling Louis Castel’s Light Organ (c1725), as part of  ‘AVA Exhibition – Seeing With Sound’ Live Cinema performances, Hexagon Theatre Birmingham 22/03/2015.
Photo by Joseph Potts


Flatpack Film Festival/AVA Exhibition

logoFlatpack Film Festival, who are partnering  AVA Exhibition ‘Seeing With Sound’, have just published their online whats on. Tickets for the AVA Exhibition Sirens Screening, and Live AV performances at the Hexagon, are now on sale through their ticketing system:

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 –
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