BABBLE 2, PART OF FUTURE EVERYTHING 2016, ISLINGTON MILL
Babble 2 took place at Islington Mill, Salford, as part of Future Everything 2016. The event featured performances by Charlie Dearnley & Sean Cotterill, Ben Jeans-Houghton, and Lizzie J Klotz, Adam Goodwin, Jamie Cook, James Unsworth & Roo Carpenter. The event also hosted one 3 hour workshop in the afternoon, facilitating guided play in movement, live visuals and live audio. Babble 2 was project managed by Clare Gomez and co-organised alongside Breeze Creatives and Future Everything.
LOOM, THE NORTHERN CHARTER, NEWCASTLE, 08/10/15
‘LOOM’ was a performance event featuring two works both utilising text, sound and movement: Lizzie J Klotz’s ‘To Suit’, and Charlie Dearnley’s ‘Forest’, the latter performed by the artist collective ‘Late to the Conversation’. The evening saw 90 attendees from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds, from DJs to Artists and Dancers.
BABBLE, BALTIC CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART GATESHEAD, 27/04/15
‘Babble’ was an event held in Space 1, at Baltic Centre for Contemporary Arts Gateshead, exploring the boundaries between text and sound. Featuring workshops in the afternoon led by musician and technologist Shaun Blezard, and performances in the evening. Babble was co-hosted by UnstapledPress, Breeze Creatives and Occassion Events.
The first of the evening performances featured spoken narrative by Heather Reid, followed by a performance by Shaun Blezard in which he abstracted her spoken text, manipulating it into a dynamic sound piece.
The final performance was a collaboration between Charlie Dearnley, Lauren Vevers, Sean Cotterill and TURC (Roo Carpenter and James Unsworth). An amalgamation of text and sound in an immersive narrative rife with synth, field recordings and voice manipulation. Roughly 130 people attended the performances.
DUST OR TH DAY THE WORLD ENDED, BREWDOG, NEWCASTLE, 15/10/14
‘Dust or The Day the World Ended’ was an exhibition in which the artwork was produced in response/alongside a book of the same title. The novel featured 10 hypothetical narratives accounting what various individuals were doing on the day the world ended. Sci-fi self help. The book was published by UnstapledPress and written/edited by Charlie Dearnley, featuring Jon Cornbill’s photography.
The opening event featured music from DJs Aaron Ben-Joseph, TURC (Roo Carpenter, and James Unsworth) and saw 230 people attend.
FUNCTION, BROADACRE HOUSE, NEWCASTLE, 09/05/14
‘Function’ featured the work of nine artists, all responding to the underground car-park space of Broadacre House in Newcastle. The installations involved sound, sculpture and light/projection. The work was minimal in aesthetic, complementing the sharp, harsh industrial architecture of the space.
The exhibition brought together artists from a variety of disciplines, some beginning from a musical practice, and others grounded in architecture.