Noise Fest @ Catalyst Arts

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Catalyst Arts, Belfast.

Ericka Beckman | Vivienne Dick | Seamus Harahan (with Cashier No.9 and BEW)

11 December 2014 – 16 January 2015
Opening: 11 December, 6-9pm

Considering the overlapping tensions inherent within music culture and contemporary art practice, ‘NOISE FEST’ brings together the work of Ericka Beckman, Vivienne Dick, and Seamus Harahan. Collectively harnessing a vocabulary and sensibility that oscillates and slips between clear categories of distinction, the works incorporate the disparate tropes of experimental filmmaking with the aesthetic rhetoric of pseudo music documentary and video.

Taking its name from an influential festival of No Wave performances in 1981 at New York based arts organisation White Columns, the exhibition is punctuated with texts by Kim Gordon and Dan Graham, in addition to the Brian Eno produced LP ‘No New York‘, (1978).

Framed by and paying homage to the New York based underground movement No Wave, ‘NOISE FEST’ reflects on a time when the two distinct fields were reciprocally influenced and encouraged by one another.

Special thanks to: Artist Space, New York; Art Metropole, Toronto; Barry Cullen; Cashier No.9; Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast; LUX, London; Printed Matter, New York.

GLEAM (GLasgow Electronic and Audiovisual Media) FESTIVAL – OCTOBER 2014

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“To honour the centenary of Scottish-Canadian filmmaker and artist Norman McLaren (1914-1987), the first annual GLEAM (GLasgow Electronic and Audiovisual Media) Festival will celebrate his lasting influence, situating contemporary works of ‘visual music’ within the current context of audiovisual practice and providing opportunities for cross-disciplinary and cross-institutional collaboration. ”

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My short AV piece “Generative AV1” is to be screened as part of the programme for GLEAM 2014.

It was premiered at the mini-festival Round Buttons Square Tones at PS2 in Belfast, 2014.

Round Buttons Square Tones @ PS2

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Round Buttons Square Tones. A week long series of events curated by Barry Cullen and Min Kim showcasing a range of sound culture practice: “…from musical composition to conceptual noise…” at PS2 / Paragon Studios, Belfast.

Soundcloud audio archive.

Youtube video archive.

The programme featured the following artists:
Lisa Conway + Marty Byrne + Meabh Meir

Aonghus Mcevoy + Stuart Geelon

Michael Dzjaparidze

BEW / Barry Cullen

Ciarán Ó Meachair

Helena Hamilton

Enda O’Reilly

Caroline Pugh

Chris Lynn

Pablo Sanz

Rob Bentall

Jan Jeffer

Una Lee

Daimhin Kavanagh

Jose Manuel Paez

Ian Kubra