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Édition 18

Sculpture UK

INTER_CONNECT London: This Wheel's on Fire
August 23, 2017, 21:30 - 00:45
: 23:00 - 00:00
Q&A: HOLO Encounters w/ Sculpture
August 24, 2017, 16:00 - 17:00
IMG: 16:00 - 17:00
UK-based experimental A/V duo of musician Dan Hayhurst and New Zealand-bred animator Reuben Sutherland
Tape-saturated, psychedelic, technoid soundtracks for zoetropic visions
Dekorder, Kaleidoscope, Digitalis Recordings
Form Foam (2016), Zyprazol (2016), Sculpture (2016)
They have issued a series of more than 100 original zoetropic GIF animations on line this past year
Montréal: 2011, 2017
Northampton School for Girls
Zyprazol 7” animation picture disc
Creators Project Interview

Employing a blend of cutting-edge digital and archaic, often lo-fi analogue technologies, Sculpture’s arsenal includes reel-to-reels, Walkman cassette players and a custom zoetrope-like A/V set-up based on hacked vinyl turntables. Sculpture is visually ingenious, hallucinatory, dense and defined by magnetic, physical tape manipulation, found sounds, and reverb and delay for miles.

The result of accidental meetings and successful first improvisations with their hybrid opti-sonic gear, Sculpture's first zoetropic picture disc in 2010 created an instant internet sensation with its magical animations and music. Hayhurst works solo as well, releasing material that bears his signature sonics: a woozy chaotic melange, dense with psychedelia, informed by all eras, from modern techno and bass to the future-past influences of electronic synth music pioneers. In his other guise as as member of the Joyrider collective, Sutherland has directed commercials and music videos for multinational clients and artists, including Röyksopp and work on Warp’s ATP documentary. Having released on Daniel Lopatin’s Software label and Patten’s Kaleidoscope, Sculpture have proven their uniqueness even in the world of "recorded" objects.

Intent on crossing the audio visual divide, their performances are unmissable, creating an experience of surreal multi-dimensional play, where everything makes total sense when you're there.

With the support of the British Council.

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