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Hi all, thought this event we are organising during the Brighton Festival might interest some of you...? In the UK premiere of the immersive video installation The Sprawl, award-winning artists and filmmakers Metahaven argue that the internet has become a disruptive geopolitical super weapon. Together with master cinematographer Remko Schnorr and acclaimed electronic musician Kuedo, Metahaven present The Sprawl, a strikingly poetic cinematic journey into the tangled machinations of the web, where terrorists tweet, anime videos disguise political spin and news channels hawk morality. Examining the splintered interpretation of world events including the Ukraine war, the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 and the spread of IS, The Sprawl offers a subversive critique of the internet as geopolitical super weapon. Presented at the 50th edition of Brighton Festival as an immersive video installation, multiple screens engage the viewer with The Sprawl: a fragmented, non-linear stream of state-influenced fan art, news clips and memes – overlaid and juxtaposed with Metahaven’s original footage and graphics – and contributions from leading experts on design, geopolitics and visual theory. A tangible, physical overload of visual and aural information, reflecting and intensifying the real-world experience. METAHAVEN Metahaven co-founders, Vinca Kruk and Daniel van der Velden, describe The Sprawl as taking "a deeper, stranger look” at how the internet has opened the floodgates for multiple interpretations of truth, as influenced by aesthetics, convention and agenda. It is the latest example of the radical Dutch duo’s use of graphic design, moving image and internet activism to investigate commercial and political power structures. The project builds on the themes of their 2013 book Can Jokes Bring Down Governments? which proposed humour as the latest weapon of protest, and 2009’s Uncorporate Identity, which unpicked the paradoxes of identity in a networked world. In 2013 Metahaven won the Cobra Art Prize and was named Design Studio of the Year by ICON magazine. BRIGHTON FESTIVAL Co-commissioned by Lighthouse and Brighton Festival, the exhibition is being presented at Lighthouse, as part of the festival, which this year is celebrating 50 years of commissioning and producing innovative arts and culture, with pioneering artist and musician Laurie Anderson at the helm as Guest Director. Dates: 7 - 29 May 2016 Times: Daily 11am – 6pm Tickets: Free Venue: Lighthouse, 28 Kensington Street, Brighton, BN1 4AJ To find out more: http://www.lighthouse.org.uk/programme/the-sprawl-at-brighton-festival
The Sound of Story - Event in Brighton UK
Lighthouse posted a topic in The Daily JournalHi all, We have some great speakers and workshops for our event we're holding over the 17th and 18th of November, and thought it might be of interest to members. I hope you don't mind me posting about it here! Please let me know if these kind of posts are not appropriate. Some details are below: The Sound of Story - An Exploration of Sound and Music in Storytelling. Lighthouse presents The Sound of Story: two stimulating days of talks, masterclasses and workshops featuring a stellar line-up of world-class sound professionals. Showcasing critically acclaimed and innovative projects, The Sound of Story is aimed at filmmakers, sound practitioners, music producers and film lovers. Through a series of talks and workshops, leading sound professionals discuss their work, influences and insights, offering a rare opportunity to learn about the power of the soundtrack, and the importance of designing projects with sound in mind from the start. Speakers include: Chris Watson - Frozen Planet (BBC) / Soundstage (Radio 4) / El Tren Fantasma (CD for Touch) / Soundscapes (National Gallery) Magz Hall - Ambisonic soundtrack of Hong Kong Airport / Radio Mind (radio installation) / Tree Radio (for the Yorkshire Sculpture Park) Barry Adamson - Moss Side Story / Soul Murder / Natural Born Killers / Lost Highway / The Beach / The Swing The Hole And The Lie / Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds Martin Stig Andersen - Inside / Limbo / Rabbit at the Airport / Ring road A141 Glenn Freemantle - Gravity / Slumdog Millionaire / Paddington Workshop leaders include: Anna Bertmark - Lilting / The Goob Joakim Sundström - Berberian Sound Studio / The Constant Gardener / Seven Psychopaths Chris Watson - Frozen Planet (BBC) / Soundstage (Radio 4) / El Tren Fantasma (CD for Touch) / Soundscapes (National Gallery) Louise Brown - Moshi Monsters: The Movie / We Are Monster / Damascus Cover The event will take place in Brighton UK, the talks at Brighton Dome and the workshops locations vary. For more details, please check the website: http://www.lighthouse.org.uk/programme/the-sound-of-story-2015 I really hope this is of interest, and that you're able to attend.
A San Francisco Sound Mixer's Mixer
Sound Art Film posted a topic in The Daily JournalHello all, I have been in contact with some local Bay area sound mixers under the "available for work" board and it seems like a Sound Mixer's gathering is in order. I will do my best to promote and organize this event, but please feel free to direct other sound mixers local to the Bay area here to RSVP. Here are the details! Location: Amsterdam Cafe 937 Geary St (between Larkin St & Polk St) San Francisco, CA 94109 When: Friday, January 11 /2013 @ 5pm. Cost: Free to enter, drinks billed individually, Cash Only. Additional Details: I will have name tags available so that we can identify each other. Also, some shirts and caps should be available for free from Pro-Sound! Thanks and I hope to meet all of you soon! Paul Dorough Email: email@example.com Phone: 4154507729
Great Zaxcom Presentation at Trew Audio Toronto
Den Nic posted a topic in The Daily JournalJust posting to say I had a good time at the Zaxcom Nomad/Digital wireless presentation at Trew Audio Toronto tonight. Glen Sanders did a great presentation (including a quick shout out to JwSound Group ) and I learned a lot about Zaxcom's products and digital wireless, Thanks Glen/Zaxcom! Also thanks to Trew Audio for hosting the event and for the great BBQ! Cheers!