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MA Art in Public, FIX07, Ormeau Road, Nov 28th

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MA Art in Public, FIX07, Ormeau Road, Nov 28th
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MA Art in Public, Nov 28th

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MA Art in Public
28 November
15.00h – 19.00h
Ormeau Road

The Master Art in Public has evolved from current complex concerns for the role of art / artists in a changing society.It engages in the interrogation of the territories of art in civil society and the modes of practice to inhabit and develop them. The programme seeks to develop testing modes of working that are dialogic, participatory, interventionist and collaborative in intention and structure. These practices are interconnected with social movements of globalised, networked societies.The MA is based in Belfast, where engaged art practices have been developed in contested spaces for many years. Throughout the programme students will work with external partners and be expected to develop innovative art practices.

 

The participants are:-

Christine Cadmann- Kris Gillen- Wendy Nicole Keys- Michelle Nolan- Eleanor Phillips- Saoirse Higgins- Susanne Bosch- goldisthecolour- Michelle Nolan

 

Special guests (from MFA)- Sinead McKeever- Ann Marie Dillon

Disparate Bodies 29th November

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SARC (Sonic Arts Research Centre)Disparate BodiesSARC presents a programme of new music performed simultaneously in Belfast, Hamburg and Graz. This unique event showcases strategies for performance over the network including instrumental, audio-visual and laptop work. Point your browser to http://www.sarc.qub.ac.uk/pages/db to collaborate in the making of the performance!The Belfast Legion for Improvised Sights and Sounds is at it again.As part of the FIX 07 – 7th International Performance Festival, BLISS will be re-appropriating the Disparate Bodies concert recording input fordestruction and post-mixing!Drop by to Catalyst next thursday Nov. 29 @ 10pm and listen to SARC’s very own Laptop ensemble.The Legion does not prescribe its sights or sounds; they are the product of digital and contra-digital networks of gates, tables, switches, speaker objects, cabling and data… The Legion is not a band, we don’t play at weddings, BUT we like playing in hotel lounges.

Skint but Articulate, FIX07 at Catalyst Arts, Nov 22nd

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Skint but Articulate, FIX07 at Catalyst Arts, Nov 22nd

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Performing with Skint but Articulate, FIX07 at the Catalyst Arts Gallery, Nov 22nd.

Interactive beat machine that yearns for the human touch

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Between radio stations, algorithmic beats formed out of snippets of sound captured from the airwaves form the basis for a musical piece that is played out through human interaction. As you rotate and twiddle the set’s dials the system gains energy and becomes frenetic, when you pause it slowly cools off.

At the heart of the set is a database of sounds that is added to whenever the radio is tuned, each represented by a rotating square. These samples are sorted along the length of the bar by acoustic properties (spectral centroid, loudness, noisiness) and selected by you for use as you rotate the frequency dial. Changing the mode from FM to MW or LW changes the sorting mode. As samples are played more often their square slowly becomes more opaque, the bluest square corresponding to the most popular sound. If the radio set is left tuned to a particular station then slowly it will degrade the signal through boredom while it grabs percussive, strong attack sounds. When this happens the set’s data visualisation degrades too and if a new sound is found a correspondinglittle square floats out from the centre.

The piece is seeking to answer the question: ‘Can electro-acoustic, noise based, art music be made more accessible by allowing the listener to erect parameters of its realisation?‘. The music is composed in the sense that certain rules have been expressed rigidly, for instance the complex fashion in which each dial affects the sound engine, but how they are applied is left to the listener to be expressed by their own choice of knob twiddling.

None of this really matters, and if you’ve read this far then you’re probably missing the point. The most fun can be had by grabbing a knob (gently as all breakages must be paid for) and twiddling until you think you’ve figured out what is happening or you just don’t care anymore. Glitch factor ten can only be achieved by really going for it and twiddling like crazy.You’ll know when you’re there, the visuals will go mental.

Robin Price, November 2007

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Mit Jai-Inn, ART/NOT ART at FIX07, Catalyst Arts Gallery, Nov 24th

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Mit Jai-Inn, ART/NOT ART at FIX07, Catalyst Arts Gallery, Nov 24th

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Mit Jai-Inn’s artwork at the ART/NOT ART Auction at Catalyst Arts as part of FIX07, Nov 24th.

Nov 26th to 30th at FIX07

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Monday 26th November
Old Museum Arts Centre
1pm – 3pm

Legitimate Bodies Dance Company:

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

This 2-hour workshop is a great opportunity to experience the work of the newly formed contemporary dance company “Legitimate Bodies”. The session starts with a release-based warm up that focuses on alignment, spine and floor work and culminates in a dynamically challenging sequence that emphasize the use of the body in the space. This is followed by a choreographic session in which the participants are encouraged to look at the space with its restrictions, whether imposed or chosen, as a primary source of movement. The whole workshop builds towards a structured improvisation derived from these ideas of spatial relationships. Relationships arise between two bodies and between the body and the surrounding architectural space.

Price: £7 regular fee / £5 concession

Monday 26th November
Old Museum Arts Centre
8pm

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Title: History is Still a Game
A solo in which a young girl considers what it means to dress in a wedding dress.

Title: Lingering on a Diagonal
To live commentary an audience interactive danced romance for the 21st Century. Nick and Cristina are the Italian woman and the Irishman at home trying to work out their troubled relationship. By a touch on your mobile you can decide on their fate!

Special Guest Appearance from Milan via New York: Marta Ciappina performs a choreography by John Jasperse
Title: Breathing Space
“A solo created about the urge of breathing, the breath which fills the space, giving resonant sounding form to the swinging body, from public to private states of beings, very simple activities that come one after the other in a day-like timing, scanned by syncopated rhythm of the movement so that an irregularity between silence and acceleration is unavoidable.”

Price: £7 regular fee / £5 concession

Tickets and Bookings for both workshop and performances: Old Museum and Arts Centre (OMAC) on 028 90 23 3332

Tuesday 27th November
Catalyst Arts Gallery
7pm

Daniel Vais – The Love Spotters


The Love Spotters is a collective group of performers with apparently special needs.
At the core of its work, The Love Spotters focuses on dance, movement and live art, experimenting with different styles and forms.

Wednesday 28th and Thursday 29th November
Ormeau Rd. and embankment
3pm – 7pm

The Master Art in Public will be performing a series of interventions and actions. The MA has evolved from current complex concerns for the role of art / artists in a changing society.
It engages in the interrogation of the territories of art in civil society and the modes of practice to inhabit and develop them. The programme seeks to develop testing modes of working that are dialogic, participatory, interventionist and collaborative in intention and structure. These practices are interconnected with social movements of globalised, networked societies.

Thursday 29th November
Sonic Lab at Queens (Malone Rd.)

8pm

SARC (Sonic Arts Research Centre)

SARC presents a programme of new music performed simultaneously in Belfast, Hamburg and Graz. This unique event showcases strategies for performance over the network including instrumental, audio-visual and laptop work. Point your browser to http://www.sarc.qub.ac.uk/pages/db to collaborate in the making of the performance!

Friday 30th November
Catalyst Arts Gallery
6pm

The Ma Art in Public will host a public round table discussion on art in the public realm, drawing in part on their experience of working in FIX.