Np423b Sound Workshops
Location: Contemporary Art Tasmania // A FREE EVENT
SOUND WORKSHOPS WITH DYLAN SHERIDAN
PLACES ARE LIMITED – BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL
A workshop in sound with renowned artist Dylan Sheridan will provide an opportunity to work closely with the artist and his non-human performing machines.
Working from within Sheridan’s exhibition, NP423b – empty orchestra, at CAT you will examine different modes of contemporary sound practice including what makes a motorgenic exhibition work – motors and control.
Workshop participants may also take part in the ‘Listening to Light’ session where you will attempt to come to grips with various ways we can understand sound.
Workshop spaces are limited to 12 participants per session.
CAT subsidised price per person: $10
*Please note CAT will facilitate an all ages session of Listen to light on Sunday 18 August – Children 12 and under are free
Saturday 17 August, 1PM – 3PM
LISTEN TO LIGHT (all ages session – kids free)
Sunday 18 August, 1PM – 3PM
CONTROL & RHYTHMIC APPLICATIONS
Sunday 25 August, 1PM – 3PM
ABOUT NP423b – empty orchestra
OPENS: 6pm Friday 9 August 2019
EXHIBITION: 10 August – 8 September 2019
LOCATION: Contemporary Art Tasmania
Dylan Sheridan is an artist and composer working across time-based performance and installation in all manner of private and public spaces and platforms.
NP423 – Sheridan’s first solo show in a white-cube gallery context – is a modular environment of hacked, circuit-bent and repurposed domestic objects. The work evolved from the idea and experience of ‘misophonia’ – an irrational and intense dislike of certain sounds. The interconnected objects each express a cathartic transformation through the amplification and synthesis of the sounds and things that irritate and ‘drive Sheridan nuts.’
As his previous sound-theatre works have evolved, automated sound objects and inventions have gradually replaced human performers enabling Sheridan to begin to experiment with extended performance durations and structures that are not limited by the needs of human performers.
While NP423 remains rooted in a time-based rhythmic structure, the singular details and events of a linear musical narrative are combined into a sonic choreography of non-linear counterpoint offered from the multiple vantage points available in a gallery space. This new context exposes the theatrical façade of Sheridan’s oeuvre to reveal the ‘nuts and bolts’ of his creations under the omnipresent scrutiny of the ‘white-cube’ and the random attentions of its audience.
This project was made possible by the Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund, which supports the arts in regional and remote Australia.