Dr Andy Birtwistle, Reader in Film and Sound is to present an audio-visual extravaganza.
We are pleased to announce the 2018 performance lectures, given by members of staff from the Faculty of Arts and Humanities.
Rob Ball and Karen Shepherdson will be presenting work made by themselves and others as part of the celebrations of eighty years of Walpole Bay Tidal Pool.
Registration is open for a symposium by The Centre for Practice Based Research in the Arts
Practices, processes, and materials
Thursday 1st June 2017
12.30pm-6pm in Pg09
A symposium organised by the centre for practice based research in the arts
Photography, digital media, electronics, sculpture and medical prosthetics…
Thursday 1 June 2017 12.30pm – 6pm
Canterbury Christ Church University, North Holmes Road
Canterbury CT1 1QU
Pg09, Powell Building, School of Media, Art and Design
the canary and the hammer
Lisa Barnard, The University of South Wales
wonky shapes and wrong code
Dr. John Richards, Leicester Media School, De Montfort University
temporary implants and the human body
Dr. Phaedra Shanbaum, Digital Arts and Media Education, UCL
shuffled landscapes: game playing sculpture
Dr. Elly Thomas, artist and independent scholar
For further details contact Tim Long
Goran Stefanovski from the School of Media Art and Design is delivering the third event in the Dialogic Imaginations series, curated by Bryan Hawkins for the Centre for Practice Based Research in the Arts.
Hamlet: Live, Die Repeat!
Tuesday 23rd May 2017
Goran Stefanovski will be talking about his radical dramaturgical approach to Hamlet for the highly successful and critically acclaimed production by the Yugoslav Drama Theatre in Belgrade. Directed by Aleksandar Popovski, it opened in September 2016 and is currently on tour in major European cities.
In the production the action of Hamlet is treated as a case of Nietzchean “eternal recurrence” and it is directed as an “emergent narrative”.
Emergent gameplay is a recent game design term that refers to mechanics that change according to the player’s actions. Emergent gameplay includes a number of relatively simple decisions that a player must make, the sum of which lead to more complex outcomes.
Bryan Hawkins is curating Dialogic Imaginations, a series of practice-based research events within the School of Media Art and Design at Canterbury Christ Church University. The first two events are:
Several of the School of Media, Art and Design’s research centres and researchers will be contributing to an event at the Sidney Cooper Gallery.
Beneath the Mask:
Artists, Archives and A/Gender — A day of events, exhibitions and spectacle.
March 16th 2017, 10am-4pm
Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury
Beneath the Mask: Artists, Archives and A/Gender will provide an exciting day of events, exhibitions and spectacle prompted by Claude Cahun‘s exploration of identities and masking.
Throughout the day and with an eclectic and playful mix of presentation and performance, Artists, Archives and A/Gender will explore concepts of identity and masquerade.
Curatorial walk/talks; authors and artists in conversations; poetry and performance will shape the day, providing a plurality of perspectives and an opportunity to enter into dynamic dialogue and discussion.
This one-day event is in partnership with UAL’s Photography and the Archive Research Centre‘s ‘Moose on the Loose’ Festival. Contributions from a number of CCCU’s centres for research will include: the Centre for Research on Communities and Cultures; the Intersectional Centre for Inclusion and Social Justice (INCISE); the Centre for Practice-Based Research in the Arts and the South East Archive of Seaside (SEAS) Photography.
Note that this event will include adult content and themes.
Booking: Places are FREE but they do require booking via this link: http://www.canterbury.ac.uk/arts-and-culture/event-details.aspx?instance=113603
Senior Lecturer Dr Magz Hall has been shortlisted for a 2016 British Composer Award.
The shortlist of the British Composer Awards spans thirty-three works across eleven categories and thirty-four composers have been shortlisted. The 2016 shortlist highlights how much the UK composing scene engages with science and technology. Magz’s work, Tree Radio at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, is short listed under the Sonic Art category. The other nominees are Hanna Tuulikki’s SING SIGN: a close duet and Claudia Molitor’s Sonorama.
Tree Radio enables a tree to create a micro FM station powered by solar energy, broadcasting an acoustic translation of its reactions to the environment and its own biological processes.
A sound and radio artist and senior lecturer at Canterbury Christ Church University, Magz’s audio work has been exhibited at the British Museum, Tate Britain, the Sainsbury Centre, Whitechapel Gallery, V and A, MACBA Barcelona, Denmark, Italy, Germany, Norway, Morocco, Canada and the USA and broadcast internationally. Magz Hall’s blog is here.
The British Composer Awards are given by BASCA, the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors, an independent professional association representing music writers in all genres, along with the Gold Badge Awards and The Ivors. BASCA campaigns in the UK, Europe and throughout the world in order to protect the professional interests of its members.
The winners in each category will be announced at the British Film Institute (BFI) on Tuesday 6 December 2016.
BBC Radio 3 will broadcast exclusive coverage of the Awards on Hear and Now on Saturday 10 December.
Tim Jones will be presenting the world premiere of his documentary about Peter Watkins, director of The War Game and Punishment Park.
Dr Andy Birtwistle will give the first of the School of Media Art and Design research seminars for 2016-17, on the materiality of recording media.
Canterbury Christ Church University
School of Media Art and Design
Research Seminars 2016-2017
5 October 2016
Noise, Agency and the Art of the Audio Cassette
Speaker: Dr Andy Birtwistle (CCCU)
In a recently published collection on materiality in art, Petra Lange-Berndt asks, “what does it mean to give agency to the material, to follow the material and to act with the material?” Andy Birtwistle’s presentation aims to consider this question, focusing on the creative use of sounds produced by obsolete – or near obsolete – technologies of sound recording and reproduction.
Every sound technology has the capacity to generate as well reproduce sound: that is, the sounds usually referred to as “noise”. In the case of the cassette tape, noise is created by the oxides that coat the tape’s surface and which encode the magnetic patterns constituting the recording itself. Similarly, the distinctive surface noise of vinyl is produced by an encounter between two materials, as the needle scrapes along the walls of the recording groove. We might think of these sounds as the sound of technology itself – a sounding of the medium’s material and technological bases.
Andy Birtwistle’s presentation explores what the political potential of the sound of (obsolete) technology might be, explored through a discussion of material agentiality in his own creative work with audio cassettes.
Andy is Reader in Film and Sound in the School of Media, Art and Design at Canterbury Christ Church University and is the author of Cinesonica: Sounding Film and Video (Manchester University Press, 2010).
Powell Building – Pf06
Canterbury Christ Church University
North Holmes Road Campus
Email Dr Andrew Butler – Andrew.Butler@canterbury.ac.uk – for further details
— All welcome —
Feel free to bring your lunch!