JUST PRESS PLAY
JUST PRESS PLAY
Wednesday November 19th
Small Projects is proud to present a new collaborative project with Per Martinsen. Just Press Play is a new series of events putting the focus on immediacy and improvisation within the realm of electronic music.
The processes of electronic music-making has undergone some quite radical changes over the last 50 years, especially within the field of development and availability of new technological tools and instruments. The interfacing between human and machine has changed from time-consuming activities like lengthy tape-splicing sessions and enormous but primitive computers rendering short, pre-composed pieces of organized sound for days (or even weeks) - to the ability to spontaneously manipulate real-time sound generators and processors of live audio.
In the Just Press Play sessions we will introduce different artists operating within the field of live electronic composition and performance, all who are in some way or other luminaries within their field or genre. Each session will start with a moderated talk with the artist, followed by a live improvised performance. Afterwards there will be time to mingle and further discuss ideas and relevant topics over a drink or two.
The first event in the series will feature Per Martinsen AKA Mental Overdrive, who is also curating the series. The introduction talk will be moderated and after the talk there will be a live improvised performance by Martinsen with special guest Le Petit Garcon.
INTANGIBLE CULTURAL HERITAGE AND ETHNOGRAPHIC FILMMAKING
Dr. ITSUSHI KAWASE
22. November 2014, 8pm.
Small Projects is very proud to host a film screening/ talk by Dr. Itsushi Kawaze of the National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka, Japan. Dr. Kawaze will be in Tromsø on the invitation of the Tromsø University Museum for a series of events highlighted by his lecture, Intangible Cultural Heritage and Ethnographic Filmmaking: Investigation of Knowledge, Method and Politics Based on Case Studies from Ethiopia which will be held at the Tromsø University Museum auditorium on 24. November, 13:00h.
Dr. Kawase Itsushi is an associate professor at the National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka, Japan. He holds a BA, Literature, Faculty of Letters, Ritsumeikan University 2001, an MA. in Area Studies, Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies, Kyoto University 2007 and Ph.D. Area Studies, Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies, Kyoto University 2010. Research topics: Creating the Audio-visual Narrative in Conjunction with Anthropology, Cinema and Contemporary Art. Exploring Intangible Cultural Heritage and Filmmaking: the investigation of knowledge, method and politics based on case studies from Africa.
Disciplinary fields: Visual Anthropology, Intangible Cultural Heritage, African Studies (Ethiopia), Musicology.
CIRCLE LUX 9
15. Nov. 2014, 8PM
It starts with water, waves breaking on a shoreline. Or is it a tide or a stream becoming a river? Come back to breath. Animate.
Anime is more alive than a living thing. A virtual reality, a body in parts with corners and hidden places. Surrender to every image. They're just images. Everything is everything. Celestial dolphin songs. Indulging in sensations. Something is melting. Weary legs a bit of moonwalking. A stone breaking in thousand pieces. There is a force. We're pushing through, walking backwards into the circle - the center.
Circle LUX 9 renders the body as raw material that can attain different qualities, capacities and affects. It strives to shift subjectivity and neutralize the social body as we know it. It dissolving cultural and social properties at the same time as it playfully merges and utilizes its different expressions without ever wanting to belong to a specific identity. Circle LUX 9 is a perpetual transformation of the body and the space and the relation created in between, passing through different spaces, evoking intimacy and imagination it moves between landscape and display. It’s s an intensification of the presence which leaves traces and anticipates the future in an ongoing loop. It’s an exhibition of the body in time and space. Circle LUX 9 proposes the concept of a “magic circle” as a place where temporary worlds within the ordinary world can occur, dedicated to the performance of an act apart.
Choreography and dance: Linda Blomqvist
Circle LUX 9 Is supported by The Swedish Arts Grants Committee and is produced in collaboration with MDT, CCAP, PAF and Rosas
EXPLORATION OF SPACE AND TIME
André E. Aas
15. Nov. 2014, 8pm
"The size and age of the Cosmos are beyond ordinary human understanding. Lost somewhere between immensity and eternity is our tiny planetary home. In a cosmic perspective, most human concerns seem insignificant, even petty. And yet our species is young and curious and brave and shows much promise. In the last few millennia we have made the most astonishing and unexpected discoveries about the Cosmos and our place within it, explorations that are exhilarating to consider. They remind us that humans have evolved to wonder, that understanding is a joy, that knowledge is prerequisite to survival. I believe our future depends on how well we know this Cosmos in which we float like a mote of dust in the morning sky."
- Carl Sagan.
André E. Aas is currently pursuing his Master in Fine Arts degree at Tromsø Academy of Contemporary Art. He received his Bachelors degree at the Trondheim Academy of Fine Arts.
by COMO CLUBE
TROMSØ STAGEFESTIVAL 2014
27. APRIL TO 2. MAY
WALK ON THE SLIPPERY ROAD...
3. OCTOBER 2014
MARSIL ANDJELOV AL-MAHAMID
LOOKING AT OURSELVES
DET INNERSTE ROMMET I ANDRE ETASJE
CREATIVE WRITING STUDENTS
CM BY CM, METRE BY METRE, KM BY KM
BEYOND THE REALM OF SCARCITY
Solo exhibition by Cameron MacLeod
Opening Friday, December 12th, 2014
7 PM-10 PM
*Artist Talk Thursday, December 11th, 2014
Tromsø Academy of Contemporary Art
Small Projects is proud to present Cameron MacLeods, Beyond the Realm of Scarcity, a filmic space exploration of automation and culture in the 24th century, now. Beam aboard with us for an interstellar voyage into cyber-aesthetics, failed futures and broken hyperlinks. Destabilize your perception of time and space with countless tropes of impossible legends in strange new civilizations, and access high adventure through the means of post-productive mechanization. Gain insight into possible futures with familiar characters and motifs through the formal language of popular culture, at warp speed.
Cameron MacLeod (b.1975) is a Canadian artist currently based in Bergen, Norway. Working across disciplines, MacLeod creates critical works that interrogate the cultural boundaries of technology and the relationship of these to functionality, recreation, critical thought and invention. He is a founding member of the artist collective and gallery Platform in Stockholm, and current director of Flaggfabrikken - Center for Contemporary Art.