young creatives :: Portland Spy Ring

Portland Spy Ring from DIVAcontemporary STUDIO on Vimeo.

‘Portland Spy Ring’ by Theo Sudbury Slight and Joseph Crocker part of the ‘No Right of Passage’ installation at the b-side Outpost, Portland, Tuesday 24th – Saturday 28th October 2017.

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Plastic Ocean by ivon oates and David Rogers download

Plastic Ocean
The Forest of Plasticity
Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival 2017 fringe
[volume 1]

Saturday 28th October 2017 (11am – 4pm)
Bournemouth Beach (near to the pier)

Curated by Adrian Newton, a place of transformation
and mutability. Where sound is plastic and plastic is sound.

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The Forest of Plasticity :: Bournemouth Arts By The Sea Festival [Fringe]

Curated by associate artist Adrian Newton :: more
Saturday 28th October 2017 (11am – 4pm)
Bournemouth Beach
(near to the pier)

Welcome to the Forest of Plasticity, a place of transformation and mutability. Where sound is plastic and plastic is sound. Sound art and experimental music by local and international artistes, exploring sonic responses to plastic pollution. Featuring kinetic sculptures of ocean detritus sourced from Dorset beaches. Headphone concert and live performance.

Kate Moran, recording the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Canada, speaks on radio 4 of the detrimental effects by humans of sound on whales.

ivon oates and David Rogers (above) play a mix of ‘plastic sounds’ as a response to recordings of whales and dolphins, using the very same materials that pollute the oceans, to highlight the impending catastrophic imbalance to the environment.

‘…. we are on the way to have the same weight of plastics in the global oceans, in 2050, as the weight of fish …’
Erik Solheim
Executive director of the United Nations Environment Programme

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No Right of Passage :: an installation by ‘young creatives’.

24th – 28th October, 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Outpost
77 Fortuneswell
Portland
DT5 1LY

b-side invited DIVAcontemporary STUDIO and associate artist David Rogers to the Isle of Portland to work with a group of ‘home educated’ creatives. Using Portland as their subject the group explored, discovered and created responses to the Island.

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Book your FREE place for ‘Sound Lost and Found’

The Being Human Festival 2017 booking webpage is now open.
https://beinghumanfestival.org/event/sound-lost-and-found/

Sound :: Lost and Found
Saturday 18th November 10am – 7pm
Salt House West Bay Dorset

FREE – under 16yrs must be accompanied by an adult – (no dogs)

10 – 10.30am introduction to the project
10.30am – 3pm circular walk to Bridport and back (with a break for lunch)
10.30am – 3pm collecting sounds around the Salt House (for participant unable to join the walks)
3 – 5pm sound preparation
6 – 7pm performance

Led by Dr Marcus Leadley and James Bulley, Goldsmiths University, London – David Rogers and Professor Adrian Newton, Dorset :: more

This year’s festival is taking place nationally 17 – 25 November 2017. Being Human is led by the School of Advanced Study, University of London in partnership with the Arts & Humanities Research Council and the British Academy.

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Benthic Caress :: last few days to support this spectacular event

One-off sonic art silent disco for 100 people at the tidal pool, Devils Point for Plymouth Art Weekender, to promote care for marine life.

With the kind support of Take A Part, Devon-based artist Laura Denning, is producing a spectacular sonic experience for Plymouth Art Weekender 2017. The wonderful tidal pool at Devils Point is the venue for a silent disco with a difference. Tickets are on as first-come-first served basis (available with a simple £5 pledge), to hear sounds by artists from all around the globe, including Chris Watson, Leah Barclay, Jez Riley French, Rachael Allain, Moore & Parker, Lee Berwick, Ivon Oates, Andrea Wright and David Rogers.

https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/benthic-caress

Supported by Plymouth City Council and generous friends. Part of the 2017 Plymouth Art Weekender.

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Listening to the Ground :: World Listening Day CD download available

Thursday 20th July 10.30am – 4.30pm

“Sometimes we walk on the ground, sometimes on sidewalks
or asphalt, or other surfaces.
Can we find ground to walk on and can we listen for the
sound or sounds of ground?
Are we losing ground?
Can we find new ground by listening for it?”
Pauline Oliveros (1932-2016)

track 1 :: Stream Beat 1Cosmo Sudbury-Slight [1.04]
track 2 :: StreamHodie Slight [1.16]
track 3 :: TwangHodie Slight [0.40]
track 4 :: Contact, Branch in StreamJoseph Crocker [1.41]
track 5 :: AirNigel Slight [1.04]
track 6 :: EarthNigel Slight [0.18]
track 7 :: WaterNigel Slight [1.00]
track 8 :: Aeroplane MixTheo Sudbury-Slight [1.12]
track 9 :: Wind, Trees, RiverTheo Sudbury-Slight [1.45]

link to download

produced by David Rogers for DIVAcontemporary STUDIO,
Dorset, UK 2017

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‘Listening to the Ground’ 10.30am – 4.30pm

World Listening Day soundwalk 20th July :: ‘Listening to the Ground’ 10.30am – 4.30pm :: more

10.30am – 1pm :: local walk with recording equipment
(shotgun, contact and hydro mics).

2pm – 4.30pm :: sound editing workshop
(upload sounds to aporee maps website)

“Sometimes we walk on the ground, sometimes on sidewalks or asphalt, or other surfaces. Can we find ground to walk on and can we listen for the sound or sounds of ground? Are we losing ground? Can we find new ground by listening for it?”
Pauline Oliveros (1932-2016)

In addition to this year’s theme, WLD 2017 reflects and honors the life and legacy of Pauline Oliveros, who died at age 84 on 26 November 2016.

Dozens of organizations and thousands of people from six continents have participated in World Listening Day since its inception in 2010.

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young creatives :: The Dance Factory

Dance Factory from DIVAcontemporary STUDIO on Vimeo.

Three members of the ‘young creatives’ media group worked with the STUDIO to produce a promotional film for the Dance Factory, Yeovil. The film was screened at the ‘Dance Infinity’ event Octagon Theatre on Saturday 1st July.

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regularJOE at b-side outpost on the Isle of Portland

TODAY :: Saturday 8th July 12-5pm | FREE

DIVAcontemporary and b-side co-present a unique opportunity to see a selection of early video animations made by Joe Stevens.

This exhibition celebrates some of Joe’s work and remembers a much missed colleague and friend.

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