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Howse and Lebik: concert and lecture

On 17th March at 20:00 we invite you to the concert and lecture (Martin Howse/Gerard Lebik) in Wrocław Literature House (Wrocławski Dom Literatury) // Przejście Garncarskie 2 (II floor) in Wrocław. This event is prepared in cooperation with the ROZKURZ program.

Martin Howse – a British artist – is the first guest on A-i-R Sanatorium of Sound Sokołowsko.

A-I-R Sanatorium of Sound Sokołowsko is a residency program for composers, improvisers and sound artists creating a platform for contemporary music and broadly understood sound art. One of the program task is to support new, creative curatorial practices relating to the topic of sound and music, as well as the search for meaning intersection of art and technology.

The program is run in within the Artist-in-Residence Programme A-i-R Wro, part of European Capital of Culture Wroclaw 2016. The invited artists will take part in a two-week residencies in Sokołowsko, which effects (such as compositions, sound installations or theoretical works) will be presented also at the third edition of the Sanatorium of Sound Festival, held in Sokołowsko on 12-14th August 2016.

Artists also invited to the A-i-R Sanatorium of Sound Sokołowsko: Keith Rowe, Michael Pisaro, Olivia Block, Valerio Tricoli, Alessandro Bosetti, Mario de Vega, Martin Howse, Stephen Cornford. Curators: Zuzanna Fogtt, Gerard Lebik, Michał Libera.

Martin Howse
Martin Howse is occupied with an artistic investigation of the links between the earth (geophysical phenomena), software and the human psyche (psychogeophysics), proposing a return to animism within a critical misuse of scientific technology. Through the construction of experimental situations (within the process-driven performance, laboratories, walks, and workshops), material art works and texts, Martin Howse explores the rich links between substance or materials and execution or protocol, excavating issues of visibility and of hiding within the world.

From 1998 to 2005 he was director of ap, a software performance group working with electronic waste, and pioneering an early approach to digital glitch. In 2005 his environmental computational work, entitled ap0201 installed within the Mojave desert received first prize within the Art & Artificial Life competition VIDA 8.0. From 2007 to 2009 he hosted a regular workshop, micro-residency and salon series in Berlin. Recently he has worked and collaborated on acclaimed projects and practices such as The Crystal World, Psychogeophysics, Earthboot and Sketches towards an Earth Computer. For the last ten years, he has initiated numerous open-laboratory style projects and performed, published, lectured and exhibited diversely. He is equally the creator of the skin-driven audio divination noise module, aka. The Dark Interpreter, and the ERD modular series.

During the residency in Sokołowsko Martin Howse using tools and methods specified in „Psychogeophisics" statement will run a project at the intersection of art, geophysics, and digital technologies.

More information:

www.1010.co.uk/org
www.wroclaw2016.strefakultury.pl/rezydencje

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