King’s Stables Road, Hidden Door Festival 2015
Sunday 24 May – Wednesday 27 May @ 1 – 2pm daily
An adventurous, multidiscipline collaboration between musicians, artists, academics and audience. Running concurrently for 4 days during Hidden Door Festival 2015, Edinburgh.
The content and structure of each day will be informed and shaped by the outcomes of the preceding day. Barriers between performer, medium and audience will be challenged, as will the nature and context of collaboration, inspiration, creative methods and time constraints.
The outcome, a complete unknown, will be documented and discussed further to the series of events creating an ongoing process, exploring key themes in the evolution of art and culture at the intersection of sound and sight.
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Martin is a senior lecturer and program director of the MSc Sound Design program at the University of Edinburgh, artistic director of the Dialogues Experimental Music Festival, and director of outreach at Edinburgh College of Art. He has a PhD in composition and recently used his four month curatorial residency at Talbot Rice Gallery to exhibit ‘gap in the air’ which aimed to bring technicians and curators together with artists and audiences in order to examine the challenge of sound in gallery spaces.
Sunday 24th – Wednesday 27th May
‘I am interested in the ‘thingness’ of things; in the visual vocabularies, narrative qualities and emotive associations of ubiquitous objects.
The interaction between people and material culture has become a recurring area of enquiry in my artistic practice; how we look, how we read visual language, how we make sense of our material world and how the stuff that surrounds us becomes us. I am intrigued by the provenance, meaning and power of objects and by the forces of materialism, marketing, consumerism and obsolescence. Through the language of ‘stuff’ my work attempts to examine the relationship between artist, object and viewer and to challenge the conventional notions of authorship and consumption, thinking, making and creating.’
Charlie is a sonic artist based in Glasgow working on the fringes of house, techno and more abstract sounds. He creates emergent interactive systems that drive DIY modular synths and DSP processing to create immersive audio-visual installations and performances.
He is interested in creating new contexts for experimental sound practices. Through the creation of immersive and interactive audio-visual environments he explores synaesthetic experience, interactive systems and creative multichannel audio diffusion.
By day Martin create user experiences for print and screen. By night he creates interactive audio visual environments/installations that are reactive to sound, incorporating projection mapping.
Martin is currently completing the Design & Digital Arts degree at Napier University. Focusing on the ever developing relationship of design and digital technologies, Design & Digital Arts provides an opportunity to develop skills specifically for the creative industries – building environments both physical and digital, producing design visualisations, challenging preconceptions in developing interfaces and digital environments, creating digitally enhanced propositions for a variety of designed scenarios.
G U E S T A R T I S T S
Monday 25th May
JL Williams’ first collection, Condition of Fire (Shearsman, 2011), was inspired by Ovid’s Metamorphoses and a journey to the Aeolian Islands. Her second collection, Locust and Marlin (Shearsman, 2014), explores the idea of home and where we come from, and was nominated for the 2014 Saltire Society Poetry Book of the Year Award.
She has been published in journals including Magma, Stand, Poetry Wales, Edinburgh Review and Fulcrum. Her poetry has been translated into Dutch, Spanish, Polish, French and Greek. She plays in the band Opul and is Programme Manager at the Scottish Poetry Library.
Catherine Street’s work consists of layers of experience: she often incorporates her own body into an installation setting that has video, audio, drawn, sculptural, and written elements. The atmosphere is usually unnerving, tense, sensual, comical. Intense breathing sounds give the viewer the feeling of moving inside the lungs, the body’s cavities – whilst her writings often describe a desire to break apart the flesh and return it to its constituent elements.
Street focuses on her body because of its multitudinous natures; on the one hand simply matter subject to physical laws, and on the other a potentially limitless field of meanings: social, political, sexual, spiritual. She pays particular attention to themes of transformation and to the relationship between matter, thought, emotion and sensation.
Catherine Street is an artist based in Edinburgh. She has made work for performance festivals and exhibitions around the world including in Prague, Bergen, Berlin, Wellington and New York. She collaborates widely, maintaining long-standing collaborations with poet JL Williams and with composer and performance-maker Greg Sinclair. Her most recent project is a solo show at the Reid Gallery Glasgow School of Art – on until 30th April. She has contributed to a number of publications, most recently the Modern Edinburgh Film School anthology Queer Information.
Tuesday 26th May
Jessica Ramm gained her BA Hons from Duncan of Jordanstone in 2009 and her MFA Contemporary Practice from Edinburgh College of Art in 2014. Her research consists of a series of ongoing, sometimes haphazard experiments that examine contemporary civilisations ordering of nature through technology and science. Using her body to test the mobility and resistance of matter, she constructs performance videos and sculptural installations that manipulate the environment. Recent exhibitions include: Earth Rise, Tramway, Glasgow (2015); Remote Possibilities, Timespan, Helmsdale (2014); Convocation, Glasgow School of Art (2013); Leave the Capitol, The Fleming Collection, London (2013).
Wednesday 27th May
Ann Marie is a contemporary designer jeweller & maker, teacher, lecturer, research fellow, founder & CEO of Anarkik3D Ltd, software developers of award winning haptic 3D modelling software, Anarkik 3D Design. (‘Best Consumer Software’ at the 3DPrintShow Global Awards in 2013 and finalists again in 2014).
Author of ‘Digital Crafts: Industrial Technologies for Applied Artists & Designer Makers’ and a Fellow of the RSA, Ann Marie is passionate about enabling non-CAD using designer markers, 3D artists, applied artists, creative amateurs, hobbyists, & young-uns to engage with 3D digital making using technologies such as 3D printing.
Ann Marie’s company, Anarkik3D, develops haptic (virtual 3D touch) enabled software. Haptics is an emerging technology that enables people to feel digital information.
As part of UK Innovate grant-funded collaborative research project, Ann Marie is currently working on defining the requirements for vivid learning experiences that link directly to the national curriculum, with a particular focus on ‘hard to teach’ topics.