[NetBehaviour] Particle - Live audio visual performance.

marc garrett marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Wed Sep 23 19:05:57 CEST 2009

Live audio visual performance by D-Fuse in collaboration with Novak as 
part of Reinventing the City.

Friday 2 October
18:30 – 21:00
Great North Museum: Hancock, Newcastle Upon Tyne

Cities exist on several different levels. Places that we know and live 
in have been superseded by spaces of flows, webs of connections for 
communication, exchange and control that have come to transcend the 
limitations of actual physical space. Traditional ideas of territory 
(spatial as well as ideological) have almost been dissolved in this 
process, while new centres of power are emerging at the nodal points 
that regulate the flows of global networks.

Particle alludes to this fragmented reality of everyday life, 
deconstructing the urban fabric to reveal a city that exists as much in 
an immaterial web of connections as it does in actual space. Evading the 
allure of indiscriminate technological utopianism, Particle also probes 
the faultlines and frictions that arise between the realms of the 
virtual and that of lived experience. Working with the renowned North 
East collective Novak for this show, D-Fuse will incorporate the sights 
and sounds of Tyne & Wear into the live performance to create a stunning 
and evocative new work featuring our unique locale.

This version of Particle has been specially created for Reinventing the 
City, a festival  celebrating 200 years of Urban Imagination on 
Tyneside: 19 Sep to 11 Oct  2009.

D-Fuse are a group of London based artists founded in the mid 90’s by 
Michael Faulkner who explore a range of creative media, from art, 
architecture, photography + film to live A/V performances. Working in a 
trans-disciplinary method with cutting edge technology D-Fuse encourage 
their audience to reflect on the process of experiencing art in a 
multi-dimensional, multi-sensory way with emphasis on the key 
relationship between sound + image. D-Fuse’s visual art has been shown 
internationally - incl. The V&A Museum [London], Sonar [Barcelona], 
onedotzero festivals, Nokia Labs [St Petersburg & Moscow], Mori Arts 
Center [Tokyo], Rotterdam + Seoul film festivals, Eyebeam [NYC], San 
Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Prix Ars Electronica [Linz], TriBeca 
Film Festival [NYC], Lisbon + Valencia Biennales and Get It Louder [China].

NOVAK is a collective that comprises three innovative, professional and 
diverse art organisations based in North East England: NAME, Preamptive 
and Retina Glitch. They work seamlessly on a project by project basis 
across digital media, music, video, design and audio visual performance. 
Novak's work has been shown around the world and are the originators of 
3D Disco, a fully audio visual 3D club experience that has been 
performed at Glastonbury Festival, with Calvin Harris and Chemical 
Brothers at Trafalgar Square, Kraftwerk in Bucharest and many more.


This is a free event, but capacity is limited and admittance will be on 
a first come, first served basis.


18:30 –19:00:    Drinks reception (complimentary drinks will be served 
on arrival and a pay bar will be available throughout the evening)

19:15 –20:15:    Particle performance

20:15 – 21:00:   Socialise at the bar and explore the newly renovated museum

Presented by Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums and supported by culture10


Michelle Hirschhorn
Project Manager, Reinventing the City at GNM: Hancock

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