- October 8th, 2011
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Just a reminder about some upcoming events that are gonna be awesome and you’re not gonna wanna miss!
October 7 & 8
A whole lotta noise cranked out by local and international audio artists courtesy of send+receive: a festival of sound v. 13
An evening of magical lovely loveliness with bands, performance art, and an interactive installation at our Grand Opening Soirée. Tickets are now on sale – get ‘em at Ragpickers Anti-Fashion Emporium (216 McDermot) or from Atomic directly by writing to info [at] atomiccentre [dot] net
See you soon!!
Never, in a million years, did we expect to see coverage like this! Thank you Lawrence O’Donnell!
These videos won’t embed, but you can watch them by clicking here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SKw2j3XOY0&feature=player_embedded) and here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=io8RLacFjlo&NR=1) In them Chris Hedges sums up the situation of the day, and provides very real look into the future.
If you have an address in the US, you are eligible to sign this petition, which asks the whitehouse to acknowledge the #occupywallstreet movement growing in NYC: https://wwws.whitehouse.gov/petitions/!/petition/recognize-men-and-women-who-are-occupying-wall-street/tX0ZX8Z7
Winnipeg’s annual festival of audio art, ((( send + receive ))), will present it’s 13th edition this October 5 – 8, with incredible performances, screenings, installations and artist talks that explore ideas around Noise & Disruptions.
Atomic is thrilled to team up with ((( send + receive ))) to host two evening concerts:
White Dog (WPG) | Julie Rousse (FR) | Mattin (SP)
Friday Oct 7
7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Working primarily in noise and drone, White Dog explores the dark pools of psychological tension and terror that exist within the human experience. From the earliest recorded tracks in 2004 to 2011′s Escape the Mystery II, White Dog continues to melt minds by taking mundane or whimsical ideas and sounds, twisting them into unsettling, wacky and sinister soundbombs.
French artist Julie Rousse is a self-taught sound artist, and collector of field recorded sounds. She is interested in regaining an organic feeling in music by means of electronic devices and improvisational acts, with a marked taste for abstract narration, turbulence of details and the inextricable disorder of life.
Mattin is a Basque artist working with noise and improvisation. His work seeks to address the social and economic structures of experimental music production through live performance, recordings and writing. Mattin considers improvisation not only as an interaction between musicians and instruments, but also as a situation involving all the elements that constitute a concert, including the audience and the social and architectural space. He tries to expose the stereotypical relation between active performer and passive audience, producing a sense of strangeness and alienation that disturbs this relationship.
Double Hook (CA), Josh Rose (CA), Aaron Dilloway (US)
Saturday, October 8
7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Double Hook (Winnipeggers Irene Bindi & Aston Coles) is a noise collaboration using drums and zero-input electronics. Speakers are played as instruments rather than as conveyors for pre-existing sound. High sound pressure in the air is used as a conduit between instruments, causing the instruments to talk to one another at high levels. This performance will bring a physical and sonic intensity building on the edge of inevitable collapse.
Josh Rose is an artist and musician based in Vancouver BC, with an avid and varied interest in music, sound, and performance. He has performed and recorded internationally under his own name as well as the moniker Sick Buildings, and is a member of the performance and musical groups LEVIATHANS, Blouse, and the rock band Cowards. He frequently collaborates with artist Sam McKinlay (The Rita) on the ongoing project BT.HN. – Le Bete Humaine, dealing with social violence and the working class in the early 20th century. His work explores conceptual ideas around sound and the body, tension and provocation.
Aaron Dilloway is an American experimental musician who has been releasing and recording music since the age of 16. He is a former guitarist and tape manipulator for the noise rock band Wolf Eyes with which he left in 2005 to live most of that year in Kathmandu, Nepal. He is a prolific artist with a rich output and runs the noise label & store Hanson Records in Ohio. His solo performances are powerful textured somatic events utilizing eight track tapes and vocal sounds.
Creative Time is an New York-based nonprofit organization that commissions and presents public arts projects of all disciplines.
The Creative Time Summit is a conference that brings together cultural producers—including artists, critics, writers, and curators—to discuss how their work engages pressing issues affecting our world. Their international projects bring to the table a vast array of practices and methodologies that engage with the canvas of everyday life. The participants range from art world luminaries to those purposefully obscure, providing a glimpse into an evolving community concerned with the political implications of socially engaged art.
The Creative Time Summit is meant to be an opportunity to not only uncover the tensions that such a global form of working presents, but also to provide opportunities for new coalitions and sympathetic affinities.
Kerri Lynn came up with the great idea to collectively view this event via Livestream, and Atomic is totally happy to partner!
This event runs from 10:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. EST, so we’ll open doors at 8:30 a.m. and go ’til 5:30 p.m. CST.
This event is free for all on a drop-in basis, so come and go as you wish, bring lunch, and enjoy chatting with like-minded folk!
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When: Friday, September 23, 2011 — Drop in between 9:30am – 5:30pm
Where: 167 Logan Ave. Winnipeg
More info: http://creativetime.org/programs/archive/2011/summit/summit_about.html
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Super duper great big thanks to Creative Time for sharin’ the love!
Join us for the Grand Opening of Atomic Centre on Thursday, October 27 and experience a magical night of loveliness with:
Black Metal Mayhem: The Game, The Installation and the Performance by Ken Gregory
And, who knows, there might be more… We’ll keep you posted! But in the meantime, know this:
— Doors open at 9:00 and the show will begin 10:00(ish)
— Tickets are $14 in advance at Ragpickers Anti-Fashion Emporium & Atomic*
— a limited quantity of tickets will be held at the door for $16
*contact info [at] atomicentre [dot] net to arrange pick up (cash only) or to buy online and pick-up at the door ($1.00 surcharge applies). All ticket sale proceeds to the performing artists.
Really great big thanks to the Canada Council for the Arts for supporing Friendly Rich and the Lollipop People on tour! =-)
A’ight! So, a few weeks ago on Facebook, I said this is where Atomic would be going into chrysalis mode to sleep for the rest of the summer before bustin’ out with ((( send + receive ))) in early October then hitting it big with a grand opening shin dig on October 27. But, now there’s a chance something might happen on September 23, and maybe something else on October 1… we’re not sure yet, but we’ll keep you posted!
In any case, mark October 27 on your calendars and get your costumes ready cuz we’re going to have a riproarin’ party headlined by Friendly Rich and the Lolipop People and Terrorist. Another band is still being lined up and there will be some kickin’ performance, to boot! Whoo!
In the meantime, I want to thank Winnipeg Arcades Project for a fantastic collaboration! Summer 2011 Exhibition was one hell of a smart show and delivered a satisfying intersectional look at the Youth for Christ Centre for Excellence, the Canadian Human Rights Museum, and Sam Katz’ notorious unbuilt waterpark vs. questions of privatization, colonization, and class. Photos from the opening and closing receptions can be found here, in addition to the few below…
On behalf of WAP, Owen writes:
Thanks to everybody who attended WAP No.2/2011 throughout the week, and special thanks to the closing partiers ♥ ♥ For those who missed it, more images and information can be found on our website: http://winnipegarcadesproject.blogspot.com/
So, yeah, definitely click on the link n’ follow them to find out what’s next! They have big plans for small miniatures! =-)
NOTE: In keeping with the thematic undercurrent of construction/regeneration apparent in the subjects addressed as part of this project, Atomic has arranged for an outdoor sculptural installation that explores the notion of construction/deconstruction/re-construction. This will create the illusion of the entrance to the building being blocked, but is in fact a scene designed to encourage visitors to perform their way in by crossing roadwork barriers erected by the city.