For our last publication in Empirical Nonsense Daily of this week, we present two other recent projects. Apart from BOLERO 2021 that’s still on show until 10 April in the Centre André-Malraux and in the streets of Rouen, we organized Loving Care with the large-scale paintings of Pierre Mertens in De Blikfabriek in Antwerp last September-October. And end of January there was the group show Troupe/Troep at ChezKit. Find the page dedicated to these two projects here.
This Thursday you can enjoy a new sonic installation by Mike Blow and Peter Batchelor at The Royal Festival Hall in London. Inspired by Peter Eötvös’s composition Multiversum that premieres that evening in the UK, the installation is part of the Music of Today series. Blow and Batchelor are as composers based at the Music Technology Institute at De Montfort University, Leicester, which is a Music of Today series supporter. Find an impressive video of the work in progress, which will thus sound even better during its final installation, below. Tickets are free and… Read More
SUPPOSING that Truth is a woman—what then? This is the question Nietzsche asks at the start of his Preface to Beyond Good and Evil (1886). In ‘Stripped’ 18 female artists give an answer with drawings in the ‘first Nietzschean-feminist exhibition in the world’ and Sara Bomans is one of them. In her usual self-critical, humourous way, she reflects on her body while she takes a shower sitting on a tabouret to keep her recently broken leg dry, and discovers it is actually not too bad. In the accompanying text she wonders why… Read More
Mike Blow is on his way back to Leicester after a short first node of his residency in Nantes and Saint-Nazaire. We explored opportunites to bring his work over and initiated some potential collaborations. You can follow the report and further developments on the residencies’ dedicated page here. Mike Blow at Garage Wattignies, Nantes, 2018
For the Festival Instants Fertiles #6 Dominique Leroy realizes the sound and ‘eco-transduction’ SEDIMENTS in the submarine base in Saint-Nazaire. SEDIMENTS is an ongoing creative research that takes the form of installations in the landscape, performances, documents, and workshops. The sound installation for the submarine base is made on the basis of data collected by the GIP-Loire-Estuaire (variables and movements of the Loire captured in November 2017). Partners : DRAC/SCAM/SNhack & n/GIP-Loire Estuaire. With the help of Marina Pirot and Jef Rolez. The Festival is organised by Theatre Athenor. The installation… Read More
We continue busy September with more exhibitions and performances by Remco Roes and Sara Bomans, but also Mike Blow. And a modest attempt to go bilingual (and often multilingual). Nous continuons en septembre avec d’autres expositions et performances de Remco Roes et Sara Bomans, mais aussi de Mike Blow. Et dans une tentative modeste de devenir bilingue (et souvent multilingues), en tout cas pour l’instant pour l’introduction et les titres intermediaires. Roes and/et Bomans in/dans RING RING! Remco Roes, but also Sara Bomans, take part in the group event RING RING! The car-free Sunday… Read More
The BD-artists are busy! Please find an overview of some of their recent activities below. Mike BLOW recently took part in the ‘Image & Sound’ Workshop at the Institut Français in Athens, run by Michael Ackerman, Stéphane Charpentier and Alyssa Moxley. Void edited, printed and bound together with the participants “Almost True”, a limited edition publication with the works produced during the week. “Almost True” comes inside a box, with an installed sound module, 2 prints by Michael Ackerman and Stéphane Charpentier and will be available online soon. On Friday 29 June Mike… Read More
The interactive sound installation Colony by artists Alison Ballard and Mike Blow continues its tour and will hit Cheltenham Jazz Festival Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th May 2018. Bureau Doove showed its pre-cursor POD during the first Plymouth Art Weekender in 2015. Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th May 12-8pm, free Cheltenham Jazz Festival – Montpellier Woods More info here Produced by Hogarth Productions, images Farrows Creative.
After a successful showing of Colony – the extended version of POD – at bluedot festival, this interactive sound installation by Alison Ballard & Mike Blow is shown at this year’s version of Kendal Calling. More pics to follow but here’s Colony at bluedot. Produced by Hogarth Productions. Co-commissioned by Hogarth Productions and Oxford Contemporary Music with funding from Arts Council England and Reading Borough Council.
This workshop is organised by Mike Blow. Call for participation: Multisensory Aesthetics workshop, Plymouth University, 16/05/17 The Multisensory Aesthetics project at Plymouth University is a transdiciplinary collaboration between psychology, fine art, 3D design and sound art, designed to explore the creation and perception of multisensory artworks. As part of the project you are invited to a one day workshop exploring the use of multisensory techniques in art and design practice as well as psychological and neurological studies of these phenomena. The event is designed to bring together scientists, academics and artists working in… Read More