Various: Mike Blow, Sara Bomans and Kerminy
Mike Blow – Aeolus Online
Artist Mike Blow and art production company Hogarth Productions have unveiled the virtual sound sculpture ‘Aeolus Online’.
Sound artist Mike Blow and art production company Hogarth Productions have recently unveiled an innovative virtual sound sculpture that allows visitors to compose with the sound of winds from all over the world.
The piece, Aeolus Online, utilises a digitally rendered mid-20th century index card cabinet with twelve individual drawer compartments, each containing a recording of the wind.
At the start of 2020, as the pandemic began to limit the opportunities for live work, funding was granted to develop the idea.
Through a call for participation, the team sourced wind recordings from artists all over the world. Using state-of-the-art 3D rendering technology called RealityCapture, Chris Hunt of Controlled Frenzy scanned the index card cabinet and its environment which now means that users can interact virtually with the cabinet to explore wind sounds captured from across the globe.
As Edmund Harcourt, director of Hogarth Productions explains, “traditionally we have created real-world projects, but working digitally has given us the opportunity to really increase the scope and ambition of the project. We were able to reach out to artists and collaborators across the globe”.
The uses for the finished project are numerous, but the biggest advantage of taking this project into a virtual world is that it’s now able to reach a larger and more diverse audience than the original object ever could.
In a year of isolation and difficulties, Mike hopes that his work can bring people together, “the sheer variety of sounds is wonderful, and I hope that especially in challenging times they bring us a sense of togetherness,” says Mike.
“No matter where in the world it is from, the wind is familiar to all of us, and speaks of distant origins and destinations, of the past and of the future.”
Aeolus Online is the virtual evolution of a physical interactive sound sculpture made by Mike in 2013.
Sara Bomans with Griet Moors in Let’s change, DON’T CHANGE
Let’s Change, Don’t Change is an exhibition/happening that tries to move away from the traditional, static fact of the expo as a viewing show. It offers a dynamic experience in which the visitor is stimulated by artworks, lectures, performances and film screenings. The live dimension, the education, the dialogue and collaboration is the main focus. For a period of three weeks we the visitor is asked to actively participate and think about how art should be experienced.
𝗜𝗻𝘃𝗶𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘀: Anne-Lore Thijssen, Mirthe Tibos, Stefanie De Bakker, Indra Wouters, Milan Gillard
Et Alors‘ is the artist name of Griet Moors and Sara Bomans, a fresh duo of artists. The works created in this collaboration are characterised by playfulness. They often consist of separate components that come from Moors and Bomans’ oeuvres or residual material. With these ingredients, they build installations that have no fixed form and that explore the boundaries of the ‘unfinished’.
1 – 18 July, Begijnhof Hasselt, Belgium
More info on https://www.facebook.com/events/326469338859621
Kerminy publishes its 3rd Newsletter
In its 3rd newsletter Kerminy publishes its program for this summer with amongst others Pandorhack, Summer university of the forest, during the month of August. This includes from 25 to 28 August Ecosoma and the workshop Devenir végétal:
A plant in the forest lives as a collective. It is not an individual, like domesticated plants, vegetables or those in our living rooms. It is a part of a whole, it supports the whole, and the whole supports it. It breathes the whole, the ensemble, the collective. Its intelligence is not individual, but collective. Therefore, to become a forest is to live in and contribute to a collective. To bury your seeds deep in the earth and let them wait for the right moment when the ecosystem needs them to become a plant, a tree, a flower, a fruit. And so, to call the fauna that inhabits them, before calling for change. Doing it collectively. This is what we propose to explore during this summer edition of Devenir Végétal. For five days we will live together in Kerminy. Taking the time to simply be there. With our asymmetries and our complementarities. We will explore the forest, water the garden, dance, become moss, arborescence. We will connect, listen, be silent. To be present from the depths of our cells. Let our vegetal resurgences emerge.
For this edition, the formula is changing:
Diana & Marina will offer fixed appointments, but there will also be time for free exploration and unframed study. Everyone can explore in their own way. You can make proposals to the group (a film, a discussion, an idea for a performance, a trip to the ocean). You can also create your own independent path: the collective will be there in your bodies and in your consciousness. On the last day (or another?) for those who want, we can plan moments of sharing in the form of presentations or performances.
More info in French here.