Sonica Festival Hub

Festival Hub
14 Albion Street, Merchant City

During Sonica 2012 there will be a pop-up Festival Hub at 14 Albion Street. The space will be transformed into an event space for workshops, performances, screenings and exhibitions; as well a place to meet and eat after shows.

Fri 9 (Launch party), Sat 10, Thurs 15 and Fri 16 November // 8-11pm

The festival hub will host 12 Foot Diner, the launch of a new culinary project serving delicious food in temporary locations. Food will be cooked by Rosie Healy and served between 8-11pm, around a single table. For large groups please book in advance – 12footdiner@gmail.com. Please note this is not a licensed premises, we will be operating a BYOB policy.

Mon 12, Tues 13, Wed 14 November // 6pm- onwards (8pm on Wed 14th)

Jane McInally will present a site-specific video installation made for Picture Window at Sonica, a new moving-image work using the rhythms and patterns of traffic-flow, pedestrians, and the regular movements of the street surrounding the exhibition window. At 25 frames every second, McInally uses video in order to allow the audience to listen and reconsider the urban environment often overlooked.

Performances

Tues 6 November, 9-10pm // Wed 7 November, 6-7pm

Steve Hollingsworth and Jim Colquhoun present Two Ruins (II), a live performance exploring the potential of neon to create sound. The artists bodies and their close proximity to a field of neon fragments create a slowly shifting landscape of sound and light.

Wed 14 November // 6pm

Mathew Colling’s performance focuses on live performance with an electric guitar and ‘prepared amplifiers’, a technique he has been exploring in his work for an extended period. The guitar will be used as both a traditional instrument and a control advice, influencing the behaviour of custom-made computer software in real time. The work presents sound in a physical, audible and visual manner.

Alex Hetherington continues an interest in live spoken word with his re-enactment of Ulrike Müller’s The New York Times, presenting immediate live narratives from newspaper headlines and stories, local, national and international in a context divorced from their original location and meaning, examining journalistic notions of truth and fact.

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