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
On Saturday 16 June the poet and researcher Florence Jou will perform “À la recherche de l’atelier de Dom” (Looking for Dom’s studio) in answer to an invitation by the Friends of the Museum of Nantes and the assocoation (n) of Dom Leroy. Departure tram 3 halt Trocardière (Rezé), 20h30. Duration one hour. Message +33(0)624634103 to register pour le 16 juin, pour une recherche de l’atelier de dom, (une photographie en amont, avec des bidouilles de fils, du bricolage), penser à « un monde dans lequel la vie de chaque créature équivaut… Read More
AnneMarie Maes is currently in Brasil where she will present her workshop The Sound Beehive Experience, Bio Art & Technology during the 8th Hiperorganicos Symposium. The workshop will take place in the Open Lab at the Museum of Tomorrow. Saturday 26 May, 10h30-12h30 All info (in Brasilian) on the website of the conference. – Next week Maes will take part in Hybrid Labs at Aalto University with The Intelligent Beehive Project. Hybrid Labs is the third edition of the Renewable Futures conference that aims to challenge the future of knowledge creation through art… Read More
Alexandra Dementieva at ADAF 2018 The 14th edition of the Athens Digital Arts Festival (ADAF) explores the unknown future of the Technological Apocalypse through art, science and technology. This year’s theme is ‘Singularity Now’ with singularity being “associated with infinity, the unknown, and the beginning of universes, both physical and conceptual.” The question is how this notion can be linked to art and technology. Within this context Alexandra DEMENTIEVA‘s installation ‘Breathless’ (2012) was selected as an answer to the call “to submit works and achievements which outline, comment, foresee, or determine the upcoming… Read More
Semiconductor at Le Lieu Unique, Nantes semiconductor /ˌsɛmɪkənˈdʌktə/ noun a solid substance that has a conductivity between that of an insulator and that of most metals, either due to the addition of an impurity or because of temperature effects. Devices made of semiconductors, notably silicon, are essential components of most electronic circuits. The British duo Semiconductor – Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt – have chosen their name clearly well. In their work, which consists of installations and films, they make the connection between art, science and technology. Or rather they attempt to… Read More
Happy to announce my review of the English translation of Brouhaha by Lionel Ruffel in this month’s Leonardo Reviews. Ruffel’s book was published earlier this year by the University of Minnesota Press. Please find the review here. Please note: So far I announced these reviews and other writing via my blog edithdoove.wordpress.com, but for sake of clairity I will from now on only use the Bureau Doove site.
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.
For their 5th Textally Active project ‘We Can Do IT – A Code for Plymouth’ Driftingspace are calling out for manifestos and proposals. The full text of their call reads as follows: Is there a code for the ideal city? How do we create it? Is such a thing as the ideal city even possible? Is your Utopia my Dystopia? Is my playground your prison? What is democratic space? In your city, where is the Underbelly? The Salacious? The Salubrious? Where is Toytown Green? The Docks? Where is the Knowledge? Financial Row? This… Read More
Very excited to be working on the coordination of the project ‘Concerts Filmés’ (Filmed Concerts) by Jérôme Joy. Joy is a composer who has been active on the international scene of experimental music (electronic, improvised, instrumental and networked) since the beginning of the 1980s. For this project Joy selects locations in and around Saint-Nazaire that normally are improbable or unlikely to be used for music but that are chosen for their specific acoustics for which he creates new compositions. The concerts are performed without an audience but are filmed to give access to locations… Read More
According to Jérôme Joy, with whom I toured the harbour to visit locations for future art projects, Saint-Nazaire has the tendency to make big things. An early example is the ‘hydravion Richard-Penhoët‘of which only one prototype was build and that had five motors of 420 hp . Today it are the enormous cruise ships and wind turbines of which a floating prototype has been developed. But during our trip we also encountered some intriguing big ‘sculptures’.