Sculpture

Sculpture is a duo, consisting of electronic music producer, Dan Hayhurst and animator, Reuben Sutherland. Their act is a mind-blowing mix of pop, appropriative collage, cut & spliced techno, noise, early electronics, the avant garde and Looney Tunes, mechanical and digital animation techniques, tape edits and computer programming. A highly enjoyable sensory overload that you shouldn’t miss.

Live, Sutherland ‘DJs’ with zoetropic (=producing an illusion of action from a rapid succession of static pictures) picture discs, printed with intricate concentric circles of illustrated frames which come to life when filmed with a video camera, projecting looping fragments of surreal, luridly coloured imagery into eyeballs and brains at 23 frames per second – Victorian mechanical imaging technology combined with digital video. Hayhurst feeds tape loops, lo-fi analogue electronics, and digital sequences to a modular assembly (pile of junk, technical term) comprising a battered reel to reel tape recorder, CD player, walkman, hardware sampler and FX units. The resulting kaleidoscopic sensory overload is equally devastating on dance floors and cinema screens. Balanced on the edge of control, it is raw, exciting, the process visible to the audience, experimental yet filled with a deranged sense of joy.

 

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