24th – 28th October, 12:00pm – 5:00pm
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.
The Being Human Festival 2017 booking webpage is now open.
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.
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.
Supported by Plymouth City Council and generous friends. Part of the 2017 Plymouth Art Weekender.
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 1 – Cosmo Sudbury-Slight [1.04]
track 2 :: Stream – Hodie Slight [1.16]
track 3 :: Twang – Hodie Slight [0.40]
track 4 :: Contact, Branch in Stream – Joseph Crocker [1.41]
track 5 :: Air – Nigel Slight [1.04]
track 6 :: Earth – Nigel Slight [0.18]
track 7 :: Water – Nigel Slight [1.00]
track 8 :: Aeroplane Mix – Theo Sudbury-Slight [1.12]
track 9 :: Wind, Trees, River – Theo Sudbury-Slight [1.45]
link to download
produced by David Rogers for DIVAcontemporary STUDIO,
Dorset, UK 2017
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.
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.
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.
friday 7th July 6pm – 9pm and saturday 8th July 12pm – 5pm
Isle of Portland
tel: 01305 568044
DIVA contemporary and b-side co-present a unique opportunity to see a selection of early video animations made by Joe Stevens.
Joe’s artistic production included both film and sound. He was excited by the creative possibilities of using new technology to reach audiences, and he avidly explored the opportunities offered by digital media. In the short films showing here, Joe creates experimental abstractions that fuse technology with the visual arts, treating animated landscapes as a simplified drawing: connecting themes of light, colour and chance, informed and inspired by the ‘St Ive’s School’ of painting.
Sadly, Joe passed away in July 2014. This event celebrates some of his work and remembers a much missed colleague and friend.
22 June 2017 at 7.30 pm
A unique opportunity to see a live performance of ‘All trees are clocks’, a multi-media piece specifically composed to accompany the exhibition displayed in the New Forest Gallery until 9th July.
Emily Burridge (‘cello)
Karen Wimhurst (clarinet)
Adrian Newton (soundscape)
Booking required, please call 023 8028 3444
New Forest Centre,
Part of the New Forest
Arts Festival 2017
track 1 :: IDCD 2017 part 1 by David Rogers [30.01]
track 2 :: IDCD 2017 part 2 by David Rogers [30.19]
track 3 :: Dawn Chorus by Manday Rathbone [08.57]
Download includes: 24 page .pdf full colour booklet and two videos.
Dawn and Walk.mov by Victoria Pirie
Dawn Chorus at Grays Farm.mov by Nigel and Lesley Slight