Dear All

We have a Digital Performance Weekender coming up at Watermans (Friday 1st - Sunday 3rd November) and we are offering free tickets to universities/academics and students for the New Work Sharing session on Friday 1st November exploring directions and collaborations in performance, dance, sound, technology and more.

The New Work Sharing session will bring together a group of artists and performers to present and share new work and ideas, including Bodies of Planned Obsolescence & Waste Circuits by Dani Ploeger exploring digital performance and the global politics of e-waste, Chisato Minamimura’s findings on how technology can enhance the experience of deaf audiences, as well as performances light/organ/unloaded by Francis Marion Moseley Wilson, HUMAN by Haein Song and more.

The event will take place in the theatre at Watermans from 17.00 to 19.00. It will be followed by free performances at the bar area by Paul Granjon and Addictive TV and the opening exhibition party for our exhibition enter13.

If you would like free tickets for the New Work Sharing session in the theatre, please send me name, email address and number of tickets. 

Most events are free, except theatre performances on Saturday.

You can find the full programme at these links and attached:

Feel free to spread the word too! 

All the best

DIGITAL ART & PERFORMANCE WEEKENDER, WATERMANS | Friday 1 November - Sunday 3 November


Addictive TV
Media Remix Set, Friday 1 Nov, Bar 21.45 FREE
Orchestra of Samples, Premiere Saturday 2 Nov, Theatre 20.00, £10 (includes ticket for Hidden Fields by dS)
Electronic duo and audio/video artists Addictive TV will present two different shows. As well as bringing their dynamic audiovisual media remix set to Watermans, we’re proud to present the World premiere of their new project ‘Orchestra of Samples’ - an ambitious AV delight based on sampling recording sessions the duo filmed with more than 100 musicians around the world, fusing all manner of styles and instruments.

Best of Z Lab live! Paul Granjon
Friday 1 November, Bar 20.00 FREE
Granjon's performances combine raw entertainment involving computer-controlled devices and home-made musical instruments with thoughts about humans, animals and technology. The performance kit, which fits in a large suitcase, will feature amongst other things a robotic bird, Mofo the disco dancing robot, and the latest development of a sustainably powered performance machine.

NEW WORK SHARING: Friday 1 Nov, Theatre 17.00-19.30, £5
This event will bring together a group of artists and performers to present and share new work and ideas, including Bodies of Planned Obsolescence &Waste Circuits by Dani Ploeger exploring digital performance and the global politics of e-waste, Chisato Minamimura’s findings on how technology can enhance the experience of deaf audiences, light/organ/unloaded by Francis Marion Moseley Wilson, HUMAN by Haein Song and more.

Hidden Fields, dS
Saturday 2 November, Theatre 21.30, £10 (includes ticket for Addictive TV’S Orchestra of Samples)
Multi-award winning digital dance performance Hidden Fields is a high-impact and accessible show using rigorous methods from theoretical physics and state-of-the-art computing interpreting dancers as energy fields whose movement creates ripples and waves in an invisible sea of energy. ds and Hidden Fields are supported by the University of Bristol, Arts Council England, the Watershed (Bristol), the Pervasive Media Studio (Bristol), NVIDIA, and EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council).

Saturday 2 Nov, Bar 19.00 FREE
DMT is Marco Donnarumma, Christos Michalakos, and Atau Tanaka, a trio of visceral electronic musicians that interface corporeal gesture and physical gesture with pulsing electronic noise. Donnarumma plays the Xth Sense biosphysical muscle contraction sensor system to sonify the performer's body. Tanaka runs granular synthesis algorithms on the iPhone, and Michalakos plays the Augmented Drum-Kit, a bespoke electroacoustic instrument based on the acoustic drum-kit. Together they create a wall of sound that is live technological thrill.

Motèl Mari
Saturday 2 Nov, Bar 18.30 FREE
Motèl Mari are João Orecchia, Mpumelelo Mcata and Tshepang Ramoba, from Johannesburg. They play songs with guitars and banjos and synthesizers and noise and drums. At Watermans they will stage a site specific performance on homemade circuits, feedback loops and pedals.

Saturday 2 Nov, Bar 18.00 FREE
In this 10-minute piece Davide Della Casa and Guy John will delight the audience with mesmerising code-generated visuals and sounds using the LiveCodeLab online live-coding software, where short snippets of code turn on-the fly in fantastic images and tunes.

Firefly - a game of dark intentions, Pollie Barden and Chloe Varelidi
Saturday 2 Nov, Parking 17.00-20.00 FREE
Play in the DARK!!
A tagging game that explores temporal memory, and exploits the balance of collaboration and competition. The action takes place at night. 

Half Moon presents
Misunderstood Monsters & site-specific digital game
Sunday 3 Nov, Theatre 15.00 £6.50
Saint Georgie, a professional monster catcher and his faithful sidekick, Squeezy, are on their most dangerous mission yet. When earth is threatened by tiny Scoodlefug aliens, Georgie is forced to question who the real bad guys are and may just need the audience to come to the rescue!


Falling into place
Gretchen Schiller, Jonathan McCree & Helen Paris. Produced by Philippa Barr
Friday 1 & Saturday 2 Nov, Studio 1 from 13.00
Sunday 3 Nov, Studio 1 13.00 – 17.00
FREE, booking required                                                                   
An intimate 15‐minute guided sound and video installation, where participants are invited to touch, catch and hold the traces of place with different custom designed audiovisual furniture environments. Supported by Université Stendhal-Grenoble, Brunel University and the France‐Stanford Grant.

enter13 - Aisyah Ajib, Pradeep Balasubramanian, Kabir Kanabar, Radha Mistry, Mitra Saboury, Ayesha Singh, Bindi Vora, Rebecca Vafiadis with Nadia Ahdout, Seulbi Lee and Krishnan Vijayaraghavan
31 October 2013 – 5 January 2014, Gallery, FREE
Watermans' annual exhibition showcasing the emerging talent in the field of digital art, design and media production.  This year's exhibition includes innovative work ranging from interactive installation, film, architecture and environments, photography and sculpture.

Cave of Sounds - Tim Murray-Browne with Borja Alexandre, Dom Aversano, Sus Garcia, Wallace Hobbes, Daniel Lopez, Tadeo Sendon, Panagiotis Tigas, Kacper Ziemianin
Friday 1 – Saturday 2 Nov, Bar from 12.00, FREE
Sunday 3 Nov, Bar 12.00 – 17.00, FREE
Experiment and play in an interactive sound installation through a circle of networked instruments, and discover the connections that form between you and others when you create music together. Created through Sound and Music's Embedded Composer in Residence programme with the Music Hackspace. With support from the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and Arts Council England.

Soundmirrors - Rob Olins with soundtrack by Douglas Benford
Wednesday 23 October – Saturday 23 November, Riverside, FREE
An environment of sound illusions, Soundmirrors comprises a series of acoustic mirrors and speakers that are arranged in such a way as to create a soundscape through which the audience can navigate. Douglas Benford has created a soundtrack of local Brentford environs - urban and natural - specifically designed to work with this installation.

Unfoldings - Mike Blow
Friday 1 – Sunday 3 Nov, around the building, FREE
Unfoldings explores the relationship between sound art and physical objects. The show considers ways in which we co-perceive the audible and the visible and how forms and details unfold in time.

Psychasthenia 2 - Psychasthenia Studio (Joyce Rudinsky and Victoria Szabo)
Friday 1 – Sunday 3 Nov, Studio 2, FREE
Interactive artwork that explores the culture of psychological diagnosis & treatment within the context of a highly mediated consumer culture that often produces the ills it purports to treat. In this game engine based piece we ask how might we conceptualize our inner lives as a game in which lived experience is understood as a series of "levels" to be achieved, playing on the recent media popularity of "gamification" as a life strategy.

No programming experience required
Saturday 2 Nov, Bar 16.00 & 17.00 sessions, FREE
Live-coding is the most expressive and fun form of programming, and LiveCodeLab prides itself to be the zero-set-up, most accessible and the most fun-looking live coding software in town.
Bring your laptop with a modern browser and after a brief tutorial, you'll learn how to create fantastic visuals and catchy rhythms.

INTERZONE THEATRE: Chronomotive, Joel Cahen
Friday 1 – Sunday 3 Nov, around Watermans, 
Please see signs for starting point
Requires smartphone running the free Android or iPhone app Interzone Theatre and a pair of closed-cup headphones.
A rare disorder enables the protagonist to experience the place s/he is in, in a different time. But when Past and Future events start to mix up, the Present becomes a luxury.
Interzone Theatre is a portal to a parallel reality, unveiling a layer of narrative that is superimposed on the streets, waterways, parks and interior spaces of the city. In this exploratory theatrical experience, the city itself is the mise-en-scène, and passersby are unwitting extras in an intricate psychogeographic journey. App powered by Mobile Explorer.

JUPITER STAR AXIS video, La Horrox
Additional sound mix: Joel Cahen 
Friday 1 – Saturday 2 Nov, Cinema, FREE
A celestial film which shows an unborn foetus of the artist moving within his amniotic world mapped by a constellation of stars.  Each  star plays a part of a sonic composition, when its co-ordinates are changed by the movements of the foetus. Comprised from manipulated recordings of the artist’s baby afterbirth, the composition uses surround sound and is heard as if from the perspective of the foetus.