Owl Project creates beautiful and intriguing sculptural instruments, hand-crafted using a combination of old and new technologies. This exhibition features favourites such as the Sound Lathe, the iLog Rustle and iLog Photosynthesiser. It is also the first public presentation of images and models from FLOW, an environmentally sustainable floating water-wheel and interactive art space. FLOW is currently in development with producer Ed Carter, for exhibition on the River Tyne in 2012.
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.