Sculpture @CINEDROME, Green Man Festival, Wales, 21 August 2022
Dan Hayhurst: Dell computer, Uher 4000 tape recorder, Sony ‘my first Sony’ Walkman, Soundcraft EPM6 mixer, Oto Machines BIM 12-bit stereo delay unit, Elektron Digitakt
Reuben Sutherland: Technics SL-1200 turntable, Sony NEX 6 camera, paper phenakistiscopes (all designs R Sutherland, printing by Snappy Snaps)
Recorded live 11 December 2020. London
Originally streamed @More Kicks Than Friends 18 December 2020 youtu.be/OExk9VhrS90
Thanks @Ned Rush
Sculpture perform live (July 4) and install newly commissioned work for LIMINALITY [TEMPORAL IMPRESSIONS], the fourth in the series of exhibitions featuring performance, sound architecture, sculptural installations, experimental music and film exploring ideas around time, consciousness and modes of perceived reality.
SHOULD A GARDENER MANIFEST, OBSERVE WHAT GIFTS THE BEING BESTOWS
Should a Gardener manifest, observe what gifts the being bestows. Though we do not understand them, they are our guides to this realm.
Sculpture is electronic music producer, Dan Hayhurst, and visual artist, Reuben Sutherland, on a freewheeling excursion through temporary forms of digital composition, analogue electronics, comic strips, sci-fi, pop, psychedelia and multisensory perception.
Their A/V performances play with temporal and genre signifiers, transitory possibilities and free association. Sonic artefacts found at the junk strata are manipulated through digital sampling and analogue tape looping. Timestretch until the portal appears. The pre-cinema mechanism of the zoetrope – perceptual slices arranged to convey motion – is updated in a physical-digital hybrid of video camera, turntable and a library of rotary patterns. Projecting geometric designs and absurdist visions in hallucinatory loops and jumps.
For LIMINALITY [TEMPORAL IMPRESSIONS] Sculpture propose to project you into a zone part garden, library, filing system and memory. Occupied by geodesic blossom and visiting organic entities tending recombinant physical and audible arrangements. Kinetic, sonic and performative elements will provide temporary conditions amenable to growth.
Recorded during our mind fraying (for us at least) 3 day audio/visual installation/performance in the Funkhaus Berlin for Ableton Loop, November 2017. Thanks everyone who dropped by the Polymedia Studio for some auxiliary perceptual stimulation.
“Hayhurst was experimenting with tape loops and samplers, Sutherland, meanwhile, was creating kaleidoscopic projected animations by printing patterns and images onto vinyl records and setting them to spin. The two decided to play a gig together without rehearsing anything, and let simultaneity do its work. The result was so good that they’ve been doing it ever since; Hayhurst weaving dense webs of sound from nth-generation samples, Sutherland beaming pop-art fever-dreams and swirling spirals of color onto the walls from cameras mounted on his turntable. They’ve made records and videos, but see these for the most part as ‘industrial byproducts’ of their practice, which is best understood by watching them at work. This year, Sculpture bring their Polymedia Studio to Loop, and invite you to do just that. Over three days, the duo will combine and recombine their vast library of loops and discs, conducting an extended experiment in perceptual and emotional stimulation”.