What does one do when everything they believe in ceases to exist? This concept album presents the listener with this scenario, explored through ambient and industrial soundscapes, spoken poetry and experimental pop tracks. Automated is a reflection of monotonous life, how Western society is currently programmed to be, with most not questioning their existence. This narrative and lore are conveyed through concepts of cycles, time, the meaning of life and the interpretation of one’s reality, with the perception of its characters and stories. The visual elements are essential to the presentation of this project, but at its heart, you will find the musical material. This audio-visual installation means to create a safe space for free interpretation, instigating thought on these philosophical themes, through its abstract imagery and lingering, sombre symbolism.
£5 | 8 places each session | Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a place
Over the past 5 years artist Rebecca Glover has been learning the craft of foley. At DIVFUSE she will present a series of experimental pieces exploring her research in the foley studio. Hunting for the sound-feel of weight, creating walking assemblages, messiness, listening and the infinite adaptability of prop combinations.
Rebecca Glover works across the mediums of sound, foley, sculpture and performance. She creates multisensory experiences that present alternative perspectives for listening and engaging with the world. Recent exhibitions and performances include work shown at Galeria Silvestre (ES), Concert Dispérses (FR), York Art Gallery (UK), with Contrechamps (CH), with Kammer Klang and Abstruckt at Cafe Oto (UK), KIOSK (BE), De Bijloke Muziekcentruum (BE), Yorkshire Silent Film Festival (UK), Pump House Gallery (UK), Overtoon (BE), Gouvernement (BE). Rebecca Glover (b. 1984, London) Lives and works in London. She studied at EPAS in Ghent (2018), Edinburgh College of Art (2009) and St Oswalds School of Painting (2004).
A two-day film and sound installation, made for the DIVFUSE exhibition space and a one day 16mm film workshop.
30 June 2023 Friday 5-8:30pm
1 July Saturday 2:30-6:30pm
2 July Sunday 2:30-4pm [Updated additional time]
£2 Suggested Donations
2 July Sunday 3-6:30pm
£25 | 7 places only | Please email email@example.com for ticketing information (4 places left)
LINES and LIGHT
Film Installation – looped 16mm & DV
‘The moving bars of the gates outside DIVFUSE gallery were recorded on video and projected in black & white.
Onto 16mm black film, I scratched long straight lines into the emulsion and made two loops of different lengths. These are laced together through a single 16mm projector.
In the video projection, the interaction of moving and static bars of the gate creates unpredictable phasing patterns.
In the film projection, light penetrates through the two loops inviting chance meetings of the lines. Sometimes light passes through only one scratched line while blocked by the other black film, at other times two scratched lines meet and more light passes through.
The two super-imposed images are never likely to repeat because of the different lengths of the film loops against the duration of the video, also looped.
Together they produce further incidental interactions of lines and light.’
The workshop is dedicated to creating visual rhythms and patterned sounds using various techniques by direct application on to 16mm motion picture film. Then explore screening ideas through a live multi-projection session.
Since 1998, the London Improvisers Orchestra has been dedicated to the arts of conducted improvisation, or ‘Conduction’, and free improvisation.
The orchestra was formed from the ashes of the 1997 touring group of American improviser Butch Morris, the pioneering inventor of Conduction. Since its birth, the group has had hundreds of members pass through its ranks, including Evan Parker, Pat Thomas, Byron Wallen, John Edwards, Lol Coxhil, Caroline Kraabel, and Mark Sanders. To this day, the group is led by founding member Steve Beresford, an icon of the UK’s improvisation movement.
For its one-off sound exhibition at DIVFUSE, the orchestra will be presenting unreleased live recordings, accompanied by photos, from throughout its history.
£8 | 10 places each session | Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for ticketing
Both sessions will be delivered in similar contents, ie they are not Part 1 and Part 2.
After having run four rounds of Open Calls DIVFUSE Sound Archive looking for works that are based on field recordings, Project DIVFUSE is pleased to present a sound exhibition by Jez riley French, an artist who builds microphones for capturing sound in different environments. Jez will also be giving two sessions of talks on recording devices and techniques involved based on his extensive experience.
soil horizons (2023) spit soil beds
Traces of durational listening to the inner sounds of plants and to soil horizons; on-going research into transpiration, root systems, cavitation, vibrations in soil systems, situated connections between ground dwelling species, public and private land borders.
Recorded with adapted JrF contact microphones and hydrophones.
24 March 2023 Friday 6-8:30pm. DJ from 6-7:30pm. Live by artist from 7:30pm.
25 March Saturday 6-8:30pm. DJ from 6-7:30pm. Live by artist from 7:30pm.
26 March Sunday 3-7pm. DJ from 3-5pm. Live by artist at 5 AND 6pm.
Free entry. . [[Photosensitive Warning]]
Merkaba Macabre presents a new audiovisual project that explores colour to sound synthesis for a three-day residency at Project DIVFUSE. The project maps the perceived colour spectrum to the audible frequency spectrum, allowing each color tone to pair with a unique sound tone. These ‘binary tones’ are performed live as quantized patterns across three digital projectors and a 3.1 sound system. Building upon the artist’s previous research in analogue light-based composition, Merkaba Macabre investigates this field in a purely digital process resulting in a triptych audiovisual expanse.