this week is pretty crazy with Next Wave Festival opening: lots of shows, performances, launches and gigs to go to.
One that you should all come to is the Plug’n’Play night at Horse Bazaar. After you’ve been to the Next Wave opening at the Meat Market and then the Festival Club at £1000 Bend, wander up the hill a little and have a chill/dance/looksy at the DJ/VJ stuff going on there. I have a video work there – an extension of the work at Seventh Gallery.
Here’s the official blurb:
Anyone who owns a technogadget knows that process of having to disentangle the mess of cords. On a daily basis we unravel our headphone cables, untwist the laptop power cord, separate the printer from the scanner from the ethernet cable from the toaster. It is the modern condition of having to sort out our bloody technology.
Ariadne’s tangled bloody mess reflects this frustrating process, and sets it up as a metaphor for other kinds of disentanglement. It is a slow tracking projection, the unravelling and undoing a knot of red cable. In greek mythology Ariadne gave Theseus a length of red thread to find his way back from the Minotaur’s labyrinth. The term has become a way to describe the methodical process by which we solve problems – a way to talk about logic and order, integral to technology design
And the deets
where: Horse Bazaar
379 Little Lonsdale St
when: Thursday 13th May, from 8:30pm