A short performance by the Owl Project with their iLogs, hand-crafted instruments using a combination of old and new technologies as part of AV Late & Live across Newcastle. The performance takes place within their exhibition at Gallery North. The exhibition showcases research for their ambitious new project FLOW, the North East winner of the Artist taking the lead commission, one of the major projects for the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. FLOW is an environmentally sustainable floating waterwheel for the River Tyne, which aims to monitor water temperature and speed, salinity and pollution.
Owl Project is a collaborative group of artists consisting of Simon Blackmore, Antony Hall and Steve Symons. They work with wood and electronics to fuse sculpture and sound art, creating music making machines, interfaces and objects, which intermix pre-steam and digital technologies. Owl project have performed and exhibited internationally including Les Urbaines Festival, Lausanne; ISEA 2009, Belfast; Lydgalleriet, Bergen; Sonic Arts Network EXPO, Manchester; and Lovebytes, Sheffield. Their project Sound Lathe was shortlisted and exhibited for the SHARE prize, Torino, Italy, 2008. In 2009 they won Urbis's 'Best of Manchester Award'.
Exhibition produced by Owl Project in partnership with AV Festival 10 and Gallery North. FLOW was selected as the north-east winner of the Artist taking the lead commission, one of the major projects for the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.