Tonight sees the first part of an interesting two day event collaboration between Compass and The Motorcycle Show Room in Stokes Croft, Bristol. It features Audio Visual performances, interactivity and installations from some of the West Country’s finest live visual-media talents including Lumen and Dub Bait favourites Prymedia. More info, videos and pics after the Jump.
Above (Prymedia’s newly mappable visual screen) is a little taster of the kind of thing to expect around the venue, I’ve already been sitting here contemplating the many possible ways this bizarre screen can be mapped, what shapes/patterns can be exploited and how this can interact with the audience in exciting ways. Although, I am sure that whatever I’ve thought up, is not going to be half as brilliant and insane as the experience Prymedia will have in mind. Can’t wait to see it in action!
Lumen is another artist we worked with, at Freerotation Festival earlier this Summer. A well know name in Bristol from his many commissions by club nights, festivals and record labels, Lumen is a versatile and experienced Audio/Visual media artist able to work in many light based techniques. Below we’ve included a promo Audio/Visual DJ set from Lumen, for you to get lost in.
Tonight’s event is closely followed by tomorrow’s double film screenings from Prymedia and Minima. Minima music is, as they put it, an “audacious 21st-Century interpretation of the images of silent and avant-garde film”, theres an example below.
So if your around the Bristol area either tonight or tomorrow, be sure to pop along. I promise you your in for an amazing night and some great film and visual content!
All event details below:
“A night of auditory audacity, visual decadence and experimental aerial performance. Come on a journey through immersive artistic incursions and experimental live mixes of Avant-Gardism and modern extortionist psychedelia”
OCD (Live art instillation)
“A double bill of film with full composed live scores. Visual art meets documentary in Tri Hita Karana. Silent cult classic The Seashell and the Clergyman is transformed by live experimental instrumentation”
21:00 – The Seashell and the Clergymen – scored by Minima
22:00 – Tri Hita Karana – scored by Prymedia
Um Zimbra Limb
Weekend ticket £10
The Motorcycle Showroom
15-19 Stokes Croft
Bristol, BS1 3PY
“The stage revealed another, a hideous recognition, a violent repose that burned itself onto my retina and lodged itself into a memory that has always been there, since it all began.”
- Unknown 1846
Doppelgänger is the long awaited collaboration between Compass and The Motorcycle Showroom, which begins its roots its ideas in the macabre and unsettling manifestation of an exact double of living human: the doppelganger. Typically representing the alter ego or a dark paranormal bilocation, the event takes on these themes and builds a set around them.
Installations will merge into each other as the protagonists (you) negotiate the space, artistic incursions take on forms that derive from: artwork as doppelganger, the double and the mirror.
It will take you on a journey through immersive VJing, performance and experimental live improvised music, to a mix of Avant-Garde cinematography and modern extortionist psychedelic eye pain. It spews forth fiction into its playground for clashes of friction to be born out of nostalgia and hyper-modernity.
Only by involving yourself in the chaos will you truly begin to disrupt your senses.
For more info on The Motorcycle Showroom, visit: www.themotorcycleshowroom.com