Waterchimes and the Bottomless Pit of Outros

26th May - 4th June 2017

By on May 1, 2017

Gallery opening times:
Saturday 27th – Sunday 28th May & Saturday 3rd – Sunday 4th June, 12 – 7pm

Preview: Friday 26th May, 6 – 9pm

Waterchimes and the Bottomless Pit of Outros is an experiment in interdisciplinary collaboration and space usership. By bringing together artists whose practices span the fields of curation, music, animation, set design, sculpture, photography and video, the exhibition aims to create a useful space for a multitude of purposes. Evoking the conversation between these practices, the installation will form within its structure a dialogue of a seemingly adjacent reality. Between an amplified, water sound sculpture and a mechanism of looping record players, sculptures and prints, the work aims to playfully instigate discourse.

Inspired by the “feedback loop” process the installation will reinvent itself throughout the course of the two weeks as an exhibition, a performance space, a film set and a workshop environment.

Work by Adam Goodwin, Jamie Cook, James Pickering and Paul Trickett.

Events

Open Film Set | Sunday 28th May, 12 – 7pm
A text piece written by Adam Goodwin, Creative Director of The Occasion Collective (TOC), and AI Chatbots in facilitated conversation will form the initial stimuli for a long-form improvised film within the installation. Taking much influence from science fiction and documentary filmmaking, the piece will aim to exist within the uncanny.

Cooking with Three Performance | Saturday 3rd June, 7:30pm – 10pm
A collaborative improv ensemble based in Newcastle, working with sound, visuals and movement. The group works loosely from the theme of evolution: reworking live-captured and previous material into new ever expanding performances, unique to each space and audience.

Roiler Boom Workshop/Session | Sunday 4th June, 7:30pm – 10pm
An open decks nights, initiated in Bar Loco, with pop-up events around Newcastle. The public are invited to bring along their own records to play and share with other participants. The session will be preceded by a workshop within the ‘Bottomless Pit of Outros’ whereby the participant will be invited to deconstruct and reinvent the installation with new records and new sounds for their own collections.