Picture Window

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Picture Window
Various Venues (Glasgow)
11 Oct – 3 Nov

Following their success at Sonica 2012, Picture Window returns to venues across Glasgow with a new programme of artists focused on interactive music and sonic art.

Picture Window is an on-going public art project based in Glasgow that temporarily transforms shop front spaces with contemporary art practice directed at the street. By engaging emerging artists and musicians from across Glasgow and beyond, Picture Window will present fresh and diverse work, to a diverse and unmediated urban audience.

Picture Window is a project by Annie Crabtree and Eileen Daily. Read more on the project on picturewindow.org.uk.

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Schedule of Installations

FRACTURE / INTERSECTION

INSTALLATION BY EV BUCKLEY

Snatches of sounds and glimpses of images of suspension bridges, ship moorings and the weather will flow into the Scottish Music Centre’s foyer, drawing audiences in to explore an  opposing and overlapping world between imagery and sound.

Ev Buckley is an Irish artist and computer musician based in Glasgow, whose work is concerned with the relationship between space and synthetic sound, field recordings and improvisational composition. Buckley is a graduate of the Masters programme in Digital Composition and Performance at the University of Edinburgh.

Dates & Venue:
Friday 11 October – Sunday 3 November
Venue: Scottish Music Centre / City Halls - 100 Candleriggs, Merchant City G1 1NQ

 

GATE: START HERE

PARTICIPATORY INSTALLATION BY ALL EYES WIDE

While blindfolded and immersed in a world of sound, let your imagination take control as soundscapes pervade and intermingle with your other senses. Live dynamic visualisations are projected to invite passers-by to become audio tourists.

Start Here, step inside, and sample the experience for yourself.

All Eyes Wide artists Edward Crawley and Rob Jones have created a new version of this  installation especially for Picture Window in collaboration with video artist Jamie Wardrop.

Dates & Venue:
Thursday 31 October – Saturday 2 November
 Venue: DNA - 12-16 South Fredrick St G1 1NQ
Time: 4.30pm – 10.30pm (last admission 10pm)

 

GUSHET

INSTALLATION BY ARIANE JACKSON / NICOLA READE / WILLIAM AIKMAN 

Graduates of MA Sound for Moving Image; Aikman, Jackson and Reade combine their respective practices in filmmaking, sound installation, computer programming, costume making and composition, to develop their response to the Grassroots window.

Taking the inspiration from Yakov Protazanov’s 1924 film Aelita Queen of Mars, elements
of cinema, stage and display are layered and interplay in this sculptural installation.

Dates and Venue: 
Thursday 31 October – Sunday 3 November
Venue: Grassroots Organic - 20 Woodlands Rd G3 6UR
Time: midday – midnight

Gordon Douglas / Charlie Knox / Matt Collings

Performances:

- All in the Name of Gravity by Matt Collings
- Trudat Sound
- To Health and To Sickness by Gordon Douglas

Date and Venue: 
Sunday 3 November, 7pm – 9pm
Venue: Grassroots Organic - 20 Woodlands Rd G3 6UR

 

THE FAME OF US

PERFORMANCE AND VIDEO PROJECTION BY JUSTYNA ATAMAN / AMY PICKLES

Investigating social implications of hip hop and pop music, The Fame of Us is a project focused on innovative uses of music.

Ataman and Pickles’ practices explore the role of communication through the body, using performance and digital media.

Dates & Venue:
Thursday 31 October – Sunday 3 November
Venue: South Block - 50 – 64 Osborne St G1 5QH
Time: 6pm – midnight

 

CONDUCTING COMMODITIES

INSTALLATION BY THOMAS LEYLAND-COLLINS

Creating a sense of nostalgia through the use of bygone jingles and advertisements, Conducting Commodities examines the role of sound in advertising, as visitors are encouraged to interact with a window display of salvaged television sets.

Glasgow-based artist Thomas Leyland-Collins’ work explores how sounds are and can be used in a social context. In his work, he utilises technologies which have become redundant within today’s consumerist society.

Dates & Venue:
Thursday 31 October – Sunday 3 November
Venue: African Caribbean Centre - 66-68 Osborne St G1 5QH
Time: midday – midnight