- de-industrialisation – as an effect of automation
A person walks into the space pushing a trolley containing a large sub-bass speaker – the person is dressed in construction clothing (high viz top and trousers, hard hat – the full look)
A second person walks in carrying an industrial heater and site lamps, assembling them in formation with the sub bass speaker, in addition to smaller speakers placed at a distance apart from the other objects.
Both person’s get out individual laptops and appear to be typing (project screens?)
The speakers resonate an array of heavy sounds, jackhammers, the collapsing of buildings and the crushing of metals etc
When we messed around with the genelec bass driver last time, we were in the life drawing room – this is a room that to me is 100% art school, in as conventional of a sense as can be
We were able (all be it by accident) to vibrate many of the objects in the room at there resonant frequencies – i’m curious as to how this might play a roll in a performance such as this? Contributing vibrations
‘deindustrialisation’ – The idea that we can create live industrial sounds through coding and algorithmic composition. The once gestural crashing a metals reduced to typing and clicking. This performance works within that para-dime. / automation replacing the drudgery of factory work.
The lights and heaters represent the heat and lighting of the club venue.
This particular image of John cage and others was taken in the last 60’s. It appears that not much has changed in regards to the performance artist – musician paradigm. Can it change?