Film Sound Performance in Brunel Tunnel Shaft

Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 December

Film Sound Performance in Brunel Tunnel Shaft, a festival of experimental sound, film and performance – co-curated by Goldsmiths and London College of Communication – takes place in Rotherhithe this December.

On Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 December, the dark and uncanny Brunel Tunnel Shaft space hosts a festival of experimental sound, film and performance, curated by Goldsmiths’ Embodied Audiovisual Interaction and LCC’s Creative Research into Sound Arts Practice groups.

Brunel Museum, Railway Ave, Rotherhithe, London SE16 4LF
Saturday 10 December, 19:00 | Sunday 11 December, 19:00

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  Tickets Saturday £10  Tickets Sunday £10  Tickets for both nights £18

Saturday 10 December

Guy Sherwin  | ‘Sound Cuts’ – 4 projector performance

Sherwin’s film works often use serial forms and live elements, and engage with light, time and sound as fundamental to cinema. Sherwin was guest curator of ‘Film in Space’ an exhibition of expanded cinema at Camden Arts Centre. His films have screened at  Hayward Gallery, Whitechapel Gallery, Tate Modern and Tate Britain.

Alice Kemp | Live art performance

Kemp works with dream-image-language and subtle trance states to create live-art performances and audio compositions. Her practice involves composition, public and private rituals, doll-making, drawing and painting. Her performances have been described as hypnotic, intense, unnerving, beautiful, dark and reflective, aggressive, confusing, meditative, pointless, brave, sensual, baffling, delicate, and absurd.

Simon Katan | ‘Conditional Love’ – participatory networked device performance

Katan is a digital artist with a background in music and a strong preoccupation with games and play. His work incorporates hidden mechanisms, emergent behaviour, paradox, self-reference, inconsistency, abstract humour, absurdity and wonder. He is a researcher and lecturer at Goldsmiths’ Embodied Audio Visual Interactions group.

Heather Ross | Domestic Dawn Chorus

Ross is concerned with how human experience is mediated, by exploring the tensions between reality and representation. How do the technologies of reproduction and representation affect the way we understand the world through our senses? Dealing with themes of alienation, melancholy, remoteness, disembodiment and longing, her work conjoins realities and fictions, to convey ambiguous environments, spaces and forms.

Claire Undy & Bill Leslie | Video work

Claire Undy is an artist and curator, working largely with performance, video and time-based media. She graduated from the Royal Academy Schools in 2016, and co-founded the curatorial project Skelf. Bill Leslie is a visual artist whose work draws on Modern abstract sculpture, 1950s B-movies, as well as Russian Constructivism and modern architecture. Concerned with the relationship of sculpture and the photographic image, his works develop through transformations of scale, context and media.

Sunday 11 December

Lee Patterson | Amplified devices and processes

Working across various forms, including improvised music, field recording, film soundtrack and installation, Patterson attempts to understand his surroundings through different ways of listening. Characterised by revealing subliminal and barely audible sound materials within commonplace things, his unorthodox approach to generating sound has led to collaborations with a host of international artists and musicians.

Áine O’Dwyer | DJ set with field recordings

With a background combining Irish traditional music and contemporary performance, Áine O’Dwyer creates multi-layered, experiential work that begs questions of historicism and the social proximities of the everyday, as well as the presumed nature of records themselves. For this DJ set, she will play her collection of field recordings, drawing on her knowledge of the acoustics of the Brunel Tunnel from her two year residency there.

Howlround | Live tape manipulation on 3 reel-to-reel machines, tape loops stretching across the space…

Howlround create recordings and performances entirely from manipulating natural acoustic sounds on vintage reel-to-reel tape machines, with additional reverb or electronic effects strictly forbidden – a process that has seen their work compared to William Basinski, Philip Jeck, Morton Feldman and the sculptures of Rachel Whiteread.

Wajid Yaseen & Anthony Elliot |  Oscillators, Extended vocal performance, drawn circuits

Anthony & Wajid’s ‘Crossing Lines’ recently opened the Tempting Failure festival. An improvised vocal and sound-drawing performance, it involved Wajid Yaseen’s experiments in extended vocal techniques with Anthony Elliott’s sculpture-sound-printing rheostat to explore a balance between all-gate square wave generators that allow on-off vocal input. A contrast in frequency and sound texture generated by the two performers and two systems was suspended between the systematic and the unplanned.

About The Brunel Museum

A museum, art gallery and events space. This amazing landmark in Rotherhithe village is a culture hub in this part of south London with an all year around series of music concerts, theatre and performances. The Brunel Museum is open seven days a week from 10:00 until 17:00 and later for special events (see publicity). Entry to the Brunel Museum is £6 and £4 for concessions. Children under 16 free of charge. Entry to Great Eastern launch ramps is free. Special events are priced separately.

Grand Entrance Hall

Grade II* listed structure and the world’s first caisson. The chamber is half the size of Shakespeare’s Globe, and is open again for the first time in a hundred and fifty years. This is where work on the tunnel began, and where Isambard Kingdom Brunel nearly drowned. When it opened in 1843 it was the world’s most popular visitor attraction, with a million visitors in the first three months. There are guided tours every lunchtime, and regular music and theatre events, but entry is by half size doorway and temporary staircase. Work has begun to convert the chamber into gallery and performance space and the centrepiece of the Museum.

You come by boat to the museum at 10.45 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays,Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays or by walking tours on Sundays, Mondays and Wednesdays. See guided walking tour from Bermondsey or Embankment tube stations.

Brunel Museum | Railway Avenue, Rotherhithe, London, SE16 4LF

020 7231 3840  @BrunelMuseum  BrunelMuseum

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