[PD] [ANN] OpenLab 3 - Exhibition and Events (4th to 11th November 2006, London)

Claude Heiland-Allen claudiusmaximus at goto10.org
Sun Oct 29 18:07:31 CET 2006


Group Show, 4/11-11/11/2006, 1-7pm
Opening Event and Private View 4/11/2006, 4 -12 pm
Closing Event 11/11/2006, 4-12 pm

Auto-Italia South London Gallery
82-86 Queens Road
SE15 2QX Peckham, London

OpenLab is delighted to present OpenLab3, an group exhibition with an
opening and closing event featuring musical performances by more than 20
artists and musicians of the OpenLab collective. OpenLab engages in the
aesthetics and politics of Free Open Source Software Culture. Free
Software Culture seeks to emphasise transparency of the creative process
by making all stages of development available to others, enabling them
to learn how the creation works and alter it for their own purposes.
When this idea is applied to artistic practices, the boundaries between
the artistic usage of software tools and their collaborative development
become blurred. The workings of the artist's tools are exposed, and the
artists are actively engaged in developing media technologies. They can
modify them to suit their goals, rather than creating works by using
existing tools that impose "their way of doing things" on the artwork.

This group exhibition brings together interactive installations, sonic
interventions, video works and animations which explore the audio-visual
code of this network culture: computers start to paint pictures on their
own, expose their internal circuits and "commit suicide"; birds will
sing and fly around in multiple realities, the skylines of two
cosmopolitan cities merge, language, meaning and time burst into
fragments and recombine. The range of the combined works points to the
strength of Open Source Culture – its increasing versatility as artistic
playground essential to contemporary debates and its continued
importance not just in the invention of new media realities but also in
tackling themes of "real" time and space.

The two music events feature sound and multimedia performances of
artists who use and develop open-source tools such as PD, Supercollider,
Processing and Fluxus. They will perform prepared sets and code their
music live in various programing languages. Musicians will also
experiment with a set of live instrument swapping. By exchanging
PD-Patches, they will challenge each other in an uncharted space of
sonic manipulation. The performances will span from excursions into the
symphonica, experimental noise and soundscapes to electronica and
beat-oriented minimal techno-sets.

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: Rob Canning, Chun Lee, Claude Heiland-Allen, Carl
Forsell, Sabine Gottfried, Karsten Gebbert, Paul Webb, Rob Munro,
Chiharu Kaido, Evan Raskob, U-Sun, Ryan Jordan, Oli Laruelle, Robert
Atwood, Luke Jordan, Rene, Monica Subrotova & Daniel Kordik, Michael
Woelkner, Andy Farnell, Martin Aaserud, Ryan Jordan & Rachel Horne, Dave
Griffith & Alex McLean

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