Ecstatic Material

Dillon, B and Harrison, K (2019) Ecstatic Material. Touring performance, February 2019.

Item Type: Performance
Creators: Dillon, B and Harrison, K
Abstract: 'Ecstatic Material' combines sound and substances from two original figures in their respective fields; musician and producer Beatrice Dillon and artist Keith Harrison. Drawing upon Keith Harrison’s renowned art practice transforming raw materials and Beatrice Dillon’s rhythmic computer music compositions, this jointly developed palette of playdoh pumping sound system and sound synthesis summons the euphoric and alchemical aspects of the everyday in a mingled sensory suite of elasticity, interference and reaction. Or as Harrison defines it “a live experiment in which our respective systems are set in motion, bending sound and material. We have an overall structure but have factored in a capacity to react to what’s happening each night and change as the tour progresses and material accumulates.” This live experiment with sound and substance will be conducted through a modular system made up of malleable materials, light and multi-channel audio which is constructed, choreographed and diffused by the artists into the performance space. Beatrice remarks “I’m interested in creating a sense of a physical, tactile presence through sound, one that bumps into and spills over into Keith’s sculptures. I’m excited by the messy physicality of this project, exploring different scale and spatial opportunities and responding to the different constraints of each site.”
Official URL: https://www.outlands.network/ecstatic-material-bea...
Date: February 2019
Event Location: Touring performance
Additional Locations: Karst - Plymouth, Arnolfini - Bristol, Centrala - Birmingham, Fuse Art Space - Bradford, Caustic Coastal - Manchester, Junction - Cambridge, MK Gallery - Milton Keynes, South London Gallery - London, De La War Pavillion - Bexhill
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This live experiment with sound and substance was conducted through a modular system made up of malleable materials, light and multi-channel audio which was constructed, choreographed and diffused by the artists into the performance space.

Tour DJs Copper Sounds span copper dubplates, ceramic pots, heavy icelandic rocks, and self-pressed locked grooves into a primitive and tactile turntablism. They also led a daytime workshop at each tour venue, where participants designed and cast their own playable wax 7”.

This tour was commissioned by Outlands, curated and produced by Jennifer Lucy Allan and Al Cameron and supported by Arts Council England and Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

An online tour diary published in The Quietus is available at one of the URLs below.

Divisions: Bath School of Art and Design
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Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2019 16:57
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2019 17:03
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