Futuresonic 07 Programme – May 10 -12 2007

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10-12 May 2007- Manchester

Also includes our second Digital Show online exhibition
www.digitalshow.co.uk

A celebration of all things audio-visual on the 40th anniversary of seminal multi-media events that took place in the halcyon year of 1967. The famous UFO Club, the focus of the 60’s London multi-media scene, is reborn for Futuresonic 2007. Futurevisual brings together legendary figures from the 1960’s with some of the most cutting-edge AV artists working in the world today.

Futuresonic 2007

TICKETS

Weekender Wristband £30
(Access to over 30 events)

Delegate Pass £45
(Also access to Social Technologies Summit)

FUTUREVISUAL

Thursday 10 May 2007

THE EARLY DAYS OF MULTI-MEDIA

Barry Miles – Legendary underground activist, UFO Club roving ambassador, Pink Floyd chronicler and co-founder of International Times and Indica, speaks of the heady days of 1967 and the “Multi-media” of the 60’s.

GREATEST HITS OF MULTI-MEDIA, ’67 – ’07

Followed by a very special screening of iconic films and AV from the last 40 years, drawing a shimmering arc between ’67 and ’07, presented by Michael Connor.

Contact Theatre
6pm – 8pm
£5 Adv / £3 Concessions Buy
Free with Weekender Wristband or Delegate Pass Ticket Info

Friday 11 May 2007

SEMICONDUCTOR: SONIC INC & BRILLIANT NOISE

Semiconductor’s live sound films reveal our physical world in flux; cities in motion, shifting landscapes and systems in chaos. An immersion in the sensuality of random precision.

Contact Theatre
7pm (Follows Spirit Of ’77 music talks with Faust at 6pm)
Doors 6pm – 8pm
£5 Adv / £3 Concessions Buy
Free with Weekender Wristband or Delegate Pass Ticket Info

Saturday 12 May 2007

TELCOSYSTEMS: RAW DATA

Telcosystems create stunning, organic live performances by delving deep into musical and visual code. The result is captivating and lucid, algorithmically generated experimental image
and sound.

Contact Theatre
7pm (Follows Spirit Of ’87 with Kraftwerk’s Wolfgang Flur at 6pm)
Doors 6pm – 8pm
£5 Adv / £3 Concessions Buy
Free with Weekender Wristband or Delegate Pass Ticket Info

Saturday 12 May 2007

UFO CLUB VS TRAMP!
Featuring…
HOPPY & JACK HENRY MOORE (UFO CLUB)
+ WOLFGANG FLUR (KRAFTWERK)
+ BLACK DEVIL DISCO CLUB (LIVE)

The seminal UFO Club was the focus of the 60’s London multi-media scene. Futuresonic 2007 brings the UFO Club back to life, not frozen in amber, but with the main players from the 1960’s collaborating with the bright young things of today – Manchester’s very own TRAMP! Featuring music from artists who span the generations: a DJ set from Kraftwerk’s beat-master Wolfgang Flur and the strange, beautiful, glitter-ball discovery of the century, Black Devil Disco Club, whose seminal dark electronic 1978 disco masterpiece ’28 After’ is the stuff of legends.

Club Underground, Sackville St (campus, opposite Retro Bar)
9pm – 2am
£12 Adv / £14 on the door

Thursday 10 May – Saturday 12 May

FUTUREVISUAL LOUNGE

The Futurevisual Lounge plays host to three special screening programmes over the festival weekend, plus a number of installations, with a special champagne cocktail bar for the discerning audio-visual voyager.

FUTUREVISIONS

BRET BATTEY / TAKAFUMI TSUCHIYA / ENDRE TVEITAN / DAWN SCARFE / CHRISTINA MCPHEE / MARIO VERANDI / AREA 3 / JOSEPH HYDE

Exceptional audio-visual works selected from an Open Call for submissions by Futuresonic’s international judging panel.

DIRECT FROM BERLIN: TRANSMEDIALE.07
ALEXANDRA CROUWERS / BLAS PAYRI / MATTHIAS MEYER / CLAIRE HOPE / JAVIER TOSCANO / BILLY ROISZ & TOSHIMARU NAKAMURA / LIU WEI / TIM SHORE

A selection of outstanding video works presented in the 2007 edition of the Berlin based Transemediale festival for art and digital culture.

FUTUREVISUAL LIVE PREVIEW

SEMICONDUCTOR / TELCOSYSTEMS

A preview selection of films by Semiconductor & Telcosystems who will be performing in Futurevisual Live.

FUTUREVISUAL INSTALLATIONS

LOVID / KIRK WOOLFORD / CATHERINE-ANNE LEE / JOANIE LEMERCIER

Audiovisual art projects and light and sound installations in the unique gallery space of Contact foyer.

Contact Theatre
Thursday 10 May – Saturday 12 May
10am – 8pm

Saturday 12 May – Friday 18th May

FUTUREVISUAL
ON THE BIGGER PICTURE

Works from Futurevisual shown as part of The Bigger Picture, Big Screen Manchester on a 25 square metre video screen with full sound system situated in Exchange Square, a public area regenerated after the IRA bomb in 1996, that has an estimated daily footfall of 50,000 people.

BRET BATTEY / TAKAFUMI TSUCHIYA / ENDRE TVEITAN / CHRISTINA MCPHEE / SEMICONDUCTOR

Big Screen Manchester, Exchange Square
Saturday 12 May – Friday 18th May
Free

FUTUREVISUAL JURY

Thanks to the Futurevisual International Jury :

Casey Reas (Processing, USA)
Charlie Gere (Institute for Cultural Research, Lancaster/UK)
Colin Fallows (Liverpool School of Art & Design, UK)
David Butler (Screen Studies, University of Manchester, UK)
Drew Hemment (FutureEverything, UK)
Jose Luis de Vicente (ArtFutura/Sonar, Spain)
Kwong Lee (Director, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester/UK)
Lassi Tasajärvi (Creative Director, Evenlake Studios, Finland)
Lucas Bambozzi (Curator, arte.mov, Brazil)
Michael Connor (Head of Exhibitions, BFI Southbank, UK/USA)
Patrick Lichty (Artist & Editor-in-Chief of Intelligent Agent, USA)
Suhjung Hur (Curator, Art Center Nabi, South Korea)

A part of FUTURESONIC 2007

10-12 May, Manchester
Features a sensational line-up of over 300 inspirational artists from around the world at more than 30 major events, crammed into 3 days of sounds, sights and delights.

TICKETS

Weekender Wristband £30
(Access to over 30 events)

Delegate Pass £45
(Also access to Social Technologies Summit)

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