Barry Cullen: Noise Box V1

Noise Box V1- Barry Cullen. Part 1 of 'You should show...'. Peer review artist- Phil Hession. Part of the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival. 21 April - 10 May 2014

Opening hours 29 April- 10 May: Tues-Fri 1-5pm, Sat 11am-3pm

Thursday, 01 May @ 8pm:
Performance / improvisation / sounding
feat. Barry Cullen, Seamus Harahan, Phil Hession, Saul Rayson and Chris Allen.

Saturday, 10 May @ 2pm:
Performance / improvisation / sounding
feat. Barry Cullen, Phil Hession and Chris Allen


Noise Box V1 Clip Comp from dodgy stereo on Vimeo.


Noise Box V1 uses the gallery space to create a combination of exhibition, installation, instrument-building and performance.
Various modified consumer electronics, a computer programme and custom built circuits work together to produce an evolving composition which slowly reacts to changes in movement and temperature in the space.

Movement:
The audience becomes the performer if/when they touch the copper strips in and outside the space. They can become part of the circuit and make subtle changes to the speed of the motorised fans inside the space. The fans blow a helium filled balloon. As the balloon drifts, it is watched by a camera. The movement controls digital sound being made and how it is diffused in the space through a quadraphonic speaker array.

Temperature:
As the room heats and cools throughout the day, a system of four inter modulating analogue sine waves change how they behave: the sound will never be the same twice.

The piece rewards attention and deep listening.
‘Noise Box V1’ will be filled with a selection of customised sensors and sound making devices. The audience experience a slowly-evolving process based performance which is influenced by environmental changes in the space.

Audio visual noise enthusiast Barry Cullen uses acoustic and electronic toys to create playful, unpredictable experimental folk instruments and video chaos generators. He releases popular rhythms as bew (barry's electric workshop). He delivers workshops on circuit bending and DIY electronics.

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This is the first project in the programme ‘You should show…’, a series of 4 projects over the year, based on peer review and curatorial assistance by the reviewer.
PS² has asked artists who have worked on projects with us before and who are familiar with PS²’s curatorial direction, to propose one artist, to whom we should offer a project.
Phil Hession = Barry Cullen

Yvonne Kennan = Rachel Campbell-Palmer
Bronagh Lawson = not known yet
Alissa Kleist = not known yet

Schedule:
21-26 April: install, build circuits, open for casual Q&A with the public
28 April - 10 May: installation ‘on’ for interaction, open to the public

1 May @ 8pm:
Performance / improvisation / sounding
feat. Barry Cullen, Seamus Harahan, Phil Hession, Saul Rayson and Chris Allen.

10 May @ 2pm:
Performance / improvisation / sounding
feat. Barry Cullen, Phil Hession and Chris Allen

Barry Cullen: Noise Box V1Installation view

Barry Cullen is a sound artist with a broad experience in teaching.
Phil Hession is a video artist and has worked with PS² on many projects, most recently at ‘Temporary Places’. For more information see http://philhession.com/


'Noise Box V1' is part of the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival.
For more information about the Festival see here.




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