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Peter Vogel – The Sound Of The Shadows Brighton 2011

Posted in artwork, creative practice, culture, DIY, gear, music, research, video with tags , , , , on 02/11/2011 by sync24

i went along to see the Peter Vogel exhibition today.
the pieces of work on display are fascinating and very inspiring examples of electronic craftsmanship.
below is some info along with my videos and photos.

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The first dedicated UK retrospective of renowned European artist, Peter Vogel opens at the University of Brighton, UK, in October. Curated jointly by Conall Gleeson and Jean Martin, the exhibition explores the subject of sound in gallery spaces through Vogel’s interactive sound objects.

The exhibition features a significant number of Vogel’s important works including the two innovative and interactive large-scale works, the Sound Wall and the Shadow Orchestra. These will form the core of the exhibition that will also include smaller sound and light kinetic sculptures. 
Peter Vogel’s works are difficult to categorise, they demonstrate a breakdown of the boundaries across practices within fine art and performance traditions and question established relationships between sculpture and sound, seeing and hearing, the static and the live, as well as challenging the place of sound within the historiography of gallery spaces. They refuse to align with any single artistic movement yet resonate with the aims of so many. 
Drawing on the artistic values of the 20th century as much as prefiguring the emerging concerns of the 21st, Dr Nye Parry writes that Vogel’s “pieces combine the open form sensibilities of interactive multimedia with an almost classical visual aesthetic that emphasises clean lines, balanced forms and delicate structures. They ask new questions about the relationship between the spectator and the aesthetic object that bring it right up to date with contemporary artistic and philosophical enquiry. Vogel emphasises the importance of the perception of time in his work and the use of sound and light to articulate this using his skill as a circuit designer to create beautiful soundmachines that respond to the movements of gallery visitors”.


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Sci-Fi book sites

Posted in artwork, design, links, music with tags , , , , on 21/08/2010 by sync24

here’s two good looking Sci-Fi book websites: