Looking forward to seeing the paintings…
Will Sergeant is best known for his work as songwriter and guitarist with Echo & The Bunnymen with whom he has recorded and performed world-wide for thirty years. He also has long-term ties with the experimental side of life, in the fields of performance, recording and the visual arts. He has produced solo and collaborative works since the 1980s including the following national and international artistic projects.
1978 Founder, Industrial/Domestic, experimental music collaboration with Paul Simpson.
1978 Composed, arranged and produced ‘Weird as Fish’ series of seven homemade sound art tapes, distributed amongst the great and the good of the Liverpool post-Punk scene
1982 Contributing artist in Arnolfini Gallery Bristol postcard art project. Created postcards using found ephemera such as discarded maps and pieces of poster art torn from city billboards, collected during Echo and the Bunnymen World tour. The cards were ripped, burned and stitched together to create a montage which was posted to the Arnolfini for display in the Arnolfini Gallery.
1989 Invited collaborating musician in Perestroika in the Avant-Garde, large scale multi-media art event including Sergei Kuriokhin’s Pop Mechanica, St. Georges Hall, Liverpool. Curated by ARK (Colin Fallows and Pete Fulwell) and produced in collaboration with Liverpool City Council and the Bluecoat.
1994 Founder and contributing artist, BOM, electronic based performance art group, featuring members of Echo and the Bunnymen. Live events included the three bandaged band members being splattered and sprayed with paint as they performed.
1996 Founder of Glide, ongoing recording and performance project, engaged in various improvised multi-media performances utilising sound and film projection.
1997 Created and launched glide-hub.com website featuring animated flash artworks (currently archived).
1999 Invited collaborating artist in Sound Drifting: I Silenzi Parlano Tra Loro international on line – on site – on air sound installation, Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria. Curated by Colin Fallows and Heidi Grundmann. Collaborated with Colin Fallows at Ars Electronica and participated in the 24 hours live streaming web mix.
1999 Contributing artist, TRACE audio double CD, 70 international artists’ soundworks (Audio Research Editions, ARECD102), Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art.
2000 Contributing artist, ZERO audio CD, 46 international artists’ soundworks (Audio Research Editions, ARECD103), Video Positive 2000 festival; and in ‘Video Positive 2000: The Other Side of Zero’, Bluecoat Gallery Liverpool.
2001 Co-curator (with Colin Fallows and Paul Simpson), Mycroft’s Curious Delight 1, experimental music event, Masque Theatre, Liverpool.
2001 Co-curator (with Colin Fallows and Paul Simpson), Mycroft’s Curious Delight 2, experimental music event, Unity Theatre, Liverpool, in Work, Talk, Rest & Play Conference, North West Arts Board/Liverpool School of Art & Design.
2002 Visiting Fellow at the Liverpool School of Art and Design, Liverpool John Moores University. Created sound art website Radio Remote Control (currently archived).
2004 Invited Glide multi-media performance in Location performance series curated by Colin Fallows, the Baronial Hall, Chethams, Manchester as part of Futuresonic 04 International Festival of Electronic Music and Media Arts.
2009 Invited collaborating musician in Colourfield for Strings sound installation by Colin Fallows in conjunction with the exhibition Mark Rothko’s Seagram Murals at Tate Liverpool.
2009 Visual research and application of transferable improvisational processes used during the composition of sound-works towards the creation of an ongoing series of paintings.