Installations, sonic interventions, video works, animations, digital musics.
DATES: Exhibition: 4th of November to 11th of November 2006.
Opening times: 1-7 pm
Opening Event: 4th of November from 4 pm
Closing Event: 11th of November from 4 pm.
VENUE: The MidnightBlue Gallery in Peckham, South London
ADDRESS: autoitalia south-east london gallery.
82-86 Queens Road, Peckham.
How to find the gallery
CONTACT: Sabine, 07757638248
Monica Subrotova & Daniel Kordik
Ryan Jordan & Rachel Horne
Dave Griffith & Alex McLean
OpenLab3 is an art exhibition and will also feature musical performances for its opening and closing events. More than 20 artists and musicians of the Openlab collective are participating. Openlab engages in the aesthetics and politics of Free Open Source Software Culture. Free Software Culture seeks to emphasise transparency of the creative process by making all stages of development available to others, enabling them to learn how the creation works and alter it for their own purposes. When this idea is applied to artistic practices, the boundaries between the artistic usage of software tools and their collaborative development become blurred. The workings of the artist's tools are exposed, and the artists are actively engaged in developing media technologies. They can modify them to suit their goals, rather than creating works by using existing tools that impose "their way of doing things" on the artwork.
This group exhibition brings together interactive installations, sonic interventions, video works and animations which explore the audio-visual code of this network culture: computers start to paint pictures on their own, expose their internal circuits and "commit suicide"; birds will sing and fly around in multiple realities, the skylines of two cosmopolitan cities merge, language, meaning and time burst into fragments and recombine. Either way, the range of the combined works points to the strength of Open Source Culture – its continued importance as artistic playground essential to contemporary debates and its increasing versatility not just in the invention of new media realities but in tackling themes of “real” time and space.
The two music events feature sound and multimedia performances of artists who use and develop open-source tools such as PD, Supercollider, Processing and Fluxus. They will perform prepared sets and code their music live in various programming languages. Musicians will also experiment with a set of live instrument swapping. By exchanging PD-Patches, they will challenge each other in an uncharted space of sonic manipulation. The performances will span from excursions into the symphonica, experimental noise and soundscapes to electronica and beat-oriented minimal techno-sets.
Official Website: http://www.fexia.com/OPENLAB/
Added by mspendlo on October 25, 2006