BZZZ! International Sound Art Festival July 3-5 2015
Fri-sat: 5 pm - 10 pm / Sun: 2 - 4 pm
HARP ART LAB is proud to present BZZZ 2015 - INTERNATIONAL SOUND ART FESTIVAL in Harp Art Lab, Harplinge windmill, Sweden. Ten International sound artists will during this weekend, July 3-5, carry out installations, workshops and concerts on the theme REUSE, REMIX, RECLAIM in the rural areas of Harplinge.
BZZZ 2015 gives you a remix of artistic strategies, reused sounds and rebuilt instruments in the reclaimed spaces of Harplinge windmill. During one week the artists works on site at Harp Art Lab, Harplinge, creating venues for new meetings, tactile sound installations, instant composing, performances, concerts and improvisations where the audience is welcome to participate.
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ABOUT THE ARTISTS
NEIL LUCK - "My Dull Mouth"
"My Dull Mouth" is a performance constructed from the wreckage of other recent pieces by Neil Luck. Failed experiments, bad performances, out-takes, bloopers, and half-arsed compositions are salvaged, deconstructed, and regurgitated as serviceable material.
ALESSANDRO PERINI - “Wooden Waves”
"Wooden waves", is a tactile sound installation, reflecting on the relationship between the human artifacts and the nature of the sea, that people will experience with their bodies. The sound installation uses the wooden floor of Harplinge windmill as a vibrating surface and lets people feel the movement of sound vibrations along their bodies, when lying on the floor.
MARTA FORSBERG - “Weave and Dream”
"Weave and Dream" is an exploration of darkness, light and color where I use LED light, fabric, sequins and minimalistic drone-based electronic music. During BZZZ 2015, I want to explore the political aspect of my creativity based on the need to create your own rooms that takes a lot of place loudly and visually.
MAX WAINWRIGHT - “Sound-Object Factory-Installation”
During BZZZ! I will have a sort of sound-object factory-installation, where I will take things I find and have brought and make them into other things. I will play sounds, make short-term installations, leave instruments lying around.
DAMIAN LINTEL-SMITH - “Psychiceyeclix”
I perform with circuit bent/rewired games consoles/drum machines/synths, camcorders pointed at the audience glitched up. All my equipment is recycled, with rewiring old redundant equipment can be circuit bent into a usable state of now.
LUCIE VÍTKOVÁ - “Imprints of the Landscape”
"Imprints of the Landscape" is a new piece in which I am exploring the site of Harplinge Windmill. I am going to choose four different places with interesting and contrasting sound environments where I would like to record sound excerpts.
MICHELE COLLINS - “Wisdoms Corner”
For the BZZZ Festival, Michele Collins will tranform parts of Harplinge windmill into a "Speakers Corner" or rather "Wisdom's Corner". In this site-specific work, the audience will be encouraged to participate to re-use their words, remix their meanings and reclaim their power and the freedom of speech.
JULIE ERICSSON - “Heaven”
"Heaven" is a new site-specific sound art work by Julie Ericsson. In a large cube of plexiglass, sculptural mobiles of prisms and reused materials creates an universe of light and sound. In this sealed space constant climate change occurs by the impact of nature.
LEIF HOLMSTRAND - "Four Site-Specific Works"
Leif Holmstrand has, to this date, made four site-specific works at Harp Art Lab: "Veins Of The Giant Thingy" (2013), "High Restrainment", "Babies In A Net" (2013) and "Hymenopteran Bosatsu" (2014).
MIKAEL ERICSSON - "Millophonia"
Mikael Ericsson participate in BZZZ 2015 with "Millophonia" - a permanent sound art work installed at Harp Art Lab in 2012. The sails, of the windmill, are running two enormous bellows that are supplying a modified pipe organ with air.
KAJSA MAGNARSSON - Curator
Kajsa Magnarsson is a Swedish sound artist, performer and curator for BZZZ International Sound Art Festival. Her work mostly deals with political or sociological subjects, exploring objects and phenomena with a curious and reflective eye, never shying away from provocative topics
BZZZ 2015 LIVE SHOW!
BZZZ 2015 CLOSING CONCERT
Sound Art Curator: Kajsa Magnarsson
CEO, Art Laboratory Director & Founder: Julie Ericsson
Chief of Artistic Operations & Founder: Mikael Ericsson
HARP ART LAB, Harplinge Väderkvarn, Kvarnliden 8, Harplinge, Sweden
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PHOTOS FROM BZZZ 2014
VIDEOS FROM BZZZ 2014
REVERBERATIONS / RÖDA STEN KONSTHALL / GOTHENBURG
Röda Sten Konsthall is pleased to present this year's summer exhibition REVERBERATIONS. Presenting sculpture, photography, sound, video and installation, the exhibition compiles a group of eight artists, all working with sound as a medium of reference. Mikael Ericsson is participating with his spectacular video animation "Notes from the Twin Chamber".
Exhibiting Artists: Janet Cardiff (CA), Mikael Ericsson (SE), Jonas Gazell (SE), Babette Mangolte (US), José Luis Martinat (PE), Ursula Nistrup (DK), Kirstine Roepstorff (DK), Vinyl, Terror- & Horror (DK)
Curator: Aukje Lepoutre Ravn
Exhibition Opening Times
13 June - 23rd August 2015
Harp Art Lab is a laboratory for sound art situated in Harplinge Windmill on the Swedish west coast. The Lab is a unique platform for developing, innovative, interdisciplinary ideas and we work with artists and communities of interest to create performances and installations.
Our main methodology is a socially engaged and discursive sound art practice. The motivations behind our work are predominantly environmental, political, and social in as much as we are attempting to re-mediate contested territories in a scientific and creative way to the public.
Founders: Mikael Ericsson and Julie Ericsson.