May 28, 2010

Next Week...

Next week is busy up north:
Mill24 is a two-part series of 24-hour exhibitions ready to set up stage for the second time this May 2010 at Islington Mill, Salford. Moving forward from the intense energy of April’s show, Part 2 this weekend will present a multitude of artists, ideas and practices; but offering a difference in pace with the new start time of 12 midday. The overarching focus of this month’s show is to highlight the normally unseen processes of idea generating and work making that normally occur prior to an exhibition. For those who dare to endure our 24-hour challenge, there will be live broadcasting, endurance open-studio projects and performance reenactments in abundance.
Mill24 will once again utilise all 5 floors of the mill’s space in its diverse 24-hour showcase of innovatively presented art: from a one-hour lecture series featuring talks and performances, to interactive sound art, to live painting, animation and more.

The Other Room
Wednesday 2nd June, 7.00 pm.
The Old Abbey Inn, 61 Pencroft Way, Manchester, M15 6AY.
Admission is free.
Readers: Susana Gardner, Peter Manson and Nicole Mauro.

Counting Backwards is a new series of text-sound-performance events. It takes place on the first Thursday of alternate months at Fuel cafe bar in Withington. The first event is on Thursday 3 June 2010. Entrance is free. Performing at the first event are Mike Cannell, THF Drenching and Holly Pester.

a place for everything and everything in its place
04.06 - 31.07.2010
A new gallery in Huddersfield curated by my friend Paul Bradley opens with a cracking first exhibition to integrate the new gallery into it’s environment with art and design works that involve materials and concepts not normally associated with either medium, but relate to some of the other retail and creative activities that already exist in the Arcade. I think that this is going to become an important space to keep an eye on.

And sadly, probably the last event of the Salford Concert Series/University arts programme for some time, …menu for murmur, at The Chapman Gallery, The University of Salford, Peel Park Campus, Salford, M5 4WT
Tuesday 1 June – Friday 25 June
Performance: Saturday 5 June, 5.00 – 7.00pm

The show features many of the programme’s previous exhibitors, (including me), Claus van Bebber, Berserker, Chop Shop, Seth Cluett, Matt Dalby, G. Fisher, Rob Gawthrop, Chris Gladwin, Adolfo Guevara, Ryu Hankil, Paul Haywood, Espen Jensen, Petri Kuljuntausta, Bob Levene, Urban Mäder, Jonathan Maj, Lee Patterson, Stan Pete, Kirsten Reese, Henning Schweichel, Hans Specht, Frans de Waard, Matt Wand, Hainer Wörmann, and Jason Zeh.
Curators Ben Gwilliam and Helmut Lemke have invited international sound artists to contribute individual pieces that will stand on their own but will also create a new collaborative piece …menu for murmur. The sound objects, which include electronic devices, rulers and even a desk fan, will consciously be arranged in one space far and near.

A performance event will be held on Saturday 5 June featuring sounding interventions and interaction with the exhibition by sound artists Mick Beck and Matt Wand.
Opening Times: Monday – Friday, 10.00am – 4.00pm
Admission: Free

Sadly I will miss most of these events because I am in Dortmund speaking at the City of Culture conference on culture and social inclusion

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