Artists Jamie Allen and Will Schrimshaw developed a special seven-day event investigating vibration and sound as forms of energy. In an open workshop structure, an incredible mix of sound artists, researchers, theologians, technologists and mystics were pitted and paired together to think about sonic environments across a materialist and spiritualist spectrum. The project included daily coffee mornings and presentations for all to attend, alongside workshop and production sessions for participants. Resonator culminated in an exhibition of in-progress work: vestiges and fragments of an acoustic reckoning.
Resonator included the participation of artists, researchers and thinkers: Nurit Bar-Shai, James D’Angelo, Yolande Haris, Martin Howse, Brandon LaBelle, Kanta Horio, John Stewart Reid, Ann Rosén and Ryu Hankil.
Will Schrimshaw is an artist and researcher based in North Shields. Often working with sound amidst a larger vibrational continuum, his work is broadly concerned with the subliminal influence of backgrounds, ambiances and atmospheres, with the often imperceptible determinants of space and place. In 2011 he completed a PhD in Philosophy and Architecture at Newcastle University, focusing upon ideas of acoustic space and auditory influence within architectural and artistic practice. He teaches courses on sonic interaction and sound design and has completed a number of residencies, solo and group exhibitions, performances and workshops throughout Europe.
Jamie Allen is an artist and researcher who explores our relationships to creativity, technology and resources – through his work he hopes to give people new, subversive and fun ways to interact with all of these topics. He is Head of Research at the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design. His projects and events have been featured in a number of media outlets, including Wired.com and the New York Times.
Supported by Arts Council England, Culture Lab and Silverlink Holdings Limited.
Mon 8 March – Sun 14 March 2010
20 South Street
Newcastle NE1 3PE
Mon 8 March – Fri 12 March 2010, 10.30am-6pm
Sun 14 March 2010, 10.30am-6pm