The Life Rewired Hub will explore the key ideas in our programme, inviting audiences to encounter the voices who are witnessing and revealing some of the elusive forces shaping our lives today. Commissioned writers include technology and society researcher Urvashi Aneja ; technology and political journalist Jamie Bartlett ; artist, writer and publisher James Bridle ; sociologist Rebecca Coleman ; writer and academic Vybarr Cregan-Reid ; ethical fashion advocate Sarah Ditty ; writer and urbanist Adam Greenfield ; scientist, writer and musician Jaron Lanier ; and artist, machine learning designer and digital anthropologist Caroline Sinders.
They will also be available online throughout It is also supported by Wellcome. Following The Art of Change series of short films in , the Barbican is again collaborating with leading global video commissioning platform The Smalls to produce a second film series for Life Rewired. The Barbican Film Grant, supported by the British Council, will allow twelve emerging filmmakers to create and present a new film for each month throughout the year, in response to the themes explored by Life Rewired.
Each film will present a unique take on the issues at the heart of the season, including artificial intelligence, ageing, relationships and technology, modern fertility and surveillance. Dumbill presents an animated world populated with familiar scenes, landscapes, people and objects that feels strange yet familiar, a warped version of reality. Through his animation, Dumbill manipulates images and videos to create an almost living collage representing a world where humans and androids interact.
The series will continue on the first Friday of every month throughout and can be streamed on the Barbican YouTube channel. The shorts will be screened before selected new release films in the Barbican Cinema and will be on display in the Life Rewired Hub. In mid, the average age exceeded 40 for the first time. By , one in four people will be over The ageing of our population is one of the greatest social challenges we face. Commissioned by the Barbican and led by creative public engagement specialists The Liminal Space , Unclaimed is a cross-disciplinary project which blends cultural, academic and public engagement practice, designed to spark a conversation about what it will mean to grow old in the 21st century.
The Liminal Space team then went on to engage over people from the research cohort and a diverse range of London communities through a series of creative workshops. The personal and philosophical insights of the interviewees and workshop participants uncovered a wide range of narratives about our ageing society. The objects will feature text and audio recordings gathered from the interviews and workshops, allowing visitors to engage with the topic creatively.
LINKAGE followed the journeys of some over year olds in Camden, from their first contact with the social care system over a period of two years. Nina Wakeford examines technological and scientific change, and the structures that drive this change, in a week-long residency in the Level G Studio. Drawing on the aesthetics and politics of s and 80s feminism and feminist art, Wakeford questions who is in charge of this change, who it benefits, and what an alternative vision might look like.
Who might inspire us to think differently about technological change? Do we need to revisit the past to find new solutions for the future? In the Level G Studio, Wakeford will collect a set of written and visual materials which will be used to provoke conversations amongst an invited set of participants, including Barbican Hosts. Visitors to Level G will be able to experience the unfolding of these discussions through a set of audio relays outside the Studio. Later in the year, Wakeford's residency will culminate with a week spent in the Life Rewired Hub.
Flying low over digitally-rendered waves, Nye Thompson 's video installation INSULAE Of the Island contemplates the impact of island geography on national identity in a perpetually looping virtual tour of the waters just off the British mainland. With the ocean as a metaphorical buffer between the UK and the rest of the world, we are taken on a lonely journey patrolling our borders. Artist Nye Thompson explores the changing notion of what it is to be human in a digital age.
Thompson uses technology to investigate the social and psychological impact of living in a world of evolving machines and meta-connectivity. The Lumen Prize is owned by Lumen Art Projects Ltd, a UK-based not-for-profit which celebrates the very best art created with technology globally through exhibitions, events and its annual competition. Barbican OpenFest: Art 50 is a free day of photography, film, dance, theatre and music exploring British identity through the works of artists from around the UK, taking place on Saturday 23 February Borrowed Light is a suspended mechanised structure that moves a 20m-long scroll of photographic film, thereby resembling an artificial infinite loop of sunset and sunrise.
The installation was formally inspired by moving panoramas and the potential these offered to blur the boundaries between experience and physical spheres, natural and man-made spaces. Conference of Trees is a new audio-visual project by Berlin-based techno composer-producer Hendrik Weber, aka Pantha Du Prince , exploring the communication of trees and translating it into music with a live ensemble.
From second century Indian intellectual Patanjali to 19th century mathematician Riemann and contemporary cell biologist Baluska, countless researchers have written about the communication of trees. In addition to converting CO2 into oxygen through photosynthesis, trees can communicate and share information with each other through a solid network of receivers and senders based on cell biology. In Conference of Trees , Hendrik Weber transforms this biochemical conversation into a musical performance: cell biological data of different trees is converted into sound and further into notation for acoustic instruments.
Trees have been the topic of many musical compositions throughout history but in this project, Weber lets the trees speak for the first time. The live ensemble on stage uses instruments that have been handcrafted by the composer during his exploration of the different sound characteristics of wood. The fact that wood as a material for musical instruments is both alive and dead at the same time adds another fascinating aspect to the exploration.
With this project, the artist wishes to remind audiences of the importance of trees for our ecosystem, whilst also trying to encourage the listeners to take trees seriously as intelligent subjects, and to promote a better coexistence for humankind and nature. Many companies are currently developing technologies that can analyse emotions in real-time in order to better understand human behaviour.
This technology makes use of self-learning deep neural networks, complex mathematical systems which can teach themselves to carry out tasks by analysing large quantities of data. In his work, Trevor Paglen examines whether it is possible to reduce human creativity and emotional expression to data and calculations. During the performance, the musicians are being monitored by an array of cameras that feed into a suite of computer vision algorithms used in applications from self-driving cars and guided missiles to facial recognition and biometric surveillance. A graduate in mathematics and computer science from Oxford University, Howard holds a PhD in Composition from the University of Manchester, and her music is known for its particular connection to science.
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Diverse influences from geometry and magnetism to the human brain and neural networks have shaped a series of her orchestral music. Yearning for the Infinite is a project by London-based electronica and techno producer Max Cooper about our human obsession with the unobtainable, and its embodiment in the modern data explosion. Cooper has long been fascinated by the concept of infinity in many areas of life such as religion and cult Kabbalah and the divine infinite , mathematics limits, irrational numbers and Cantorian set theory , visual arts perspective and illusion in painting and music infinite harmonic series.
All topics are tackled via an entirely new live visual performance and musical score, commissioned by the Barbican. Cooper, a scientist as well as a musician with a PhD in computational biology, wants to capture this overwhelming vastness in the Barbican Hall. The project is based on a multi-surface projection system, using generative artificial processes and data mapping techniques.
His starting point is the emotional power and inherent imagery in the many different embodiments of the infinite, each capturing a different aspect of our thirst for growth.
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An inventive exploration of the relationship between the human form and technology, presented in two distinct acts. To open the show, an astonishing 3D film with vividly contrasting chapters in which movement and setting fuse seamlessly. For the second part, a live performance is captured by multiple cameras onstage; the footage mixed and projected onto a translucent screen, offering various perspectives of the crisp, intricate and innovative choreography. Tesseract is an ambitious work by choreographic duo Rashaun Mitchell and Silas Riener , together with pioneering video artist Charles Atlas — all past collaborators or members of Merce Cunningham Dance Company.
Inspired by science fiction and time travel, and experimental in form and technique, it is rich in psychedelic, potent, disorientating and hypnotic images.
Absorbed in wryly honest and frank conversation, a mother and daughter expose the banalities, hilarity, foibles and frustrations of their relationship. Halloween is well know as the most important night of the year in San Francisco.
While it's not a holiday necessarily associated with any particular songs or music, any musical selections with a bit of the macabre or mysterious could create a Halloween mood. Labels: San Francisco , scores , sheet music.
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Tuesday afternoon, October 22, from p. Kate McQuiston, author of the new book We'll Meet Again: Musical Design in the Films of Stanley Kubrick , argues that, for Kubrick, music is neither post-production afterthought nor background nor incidental, but instead is core to films' effects and meanings. She highlights the building blocks in Kubrick's sonic world and illuminates the ways in which Kubrick uses them to support his characters and to define character relationships Stanley Kubrick: Secret Musician will be presented at the Koret Auditorium in the Lower Level of the Main Library.
All library programs are free and open to the public. Kate McQuiston's book is on order at the Library and can be placed on hold.
Labels: film , music , programs. Thursday, October 10, Animals on Screen and Radio. In an age when many believe that all human knowledge is becoming available online there remain two problems. What about the information that gets overlooked? And within this glut of information, how does one get to the heart of the information that one seeks? Reference books are the answer. A well-indexed reference book can bring together information on a topic in helpful and sometimes unexpected ways.
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Animals on Screen and Radio is just such a reference book. While not all of these films have animals as their principal theme, the annotations look into the role of an animal or animals within the film.
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The most useful feature of this reference are the two indexes - a subject index and name index. The name index is a listing of an animal character's or an animal actor's name. It is the subject index that is most helpful. It is both an index by animal species and by theme or subject. In addition to the standard menagerie of the domestic and wild kingdoms, there are unexpected categories like Bacteria and Viruses, broader categories Talking Animals, Show Animals , and supernatural categories Aliens, Ghosts.
The themes and subjects included in the index provide a unique approach to this topic.
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A very wide range of subjects are covered. In this film a cat is possessed by a dead woman's vengeful spirit. This book is useful both for the film buff and for the animal lover, introducing them to new themes and situations highlighting our animal companions and the natural world. Nowadays through recordings, television, and the internet, a vast range of film is available to us all. A serendipitous browse through the index and listings of this work could introduce the reader to entertaining and maybe previously unknown or forgotten films.
Paietta and Jean L. Kauppila Scarecrow Press, Labels: film , reference works. Tribute to a beloved photographer. Weiferd Watts in his studio. For over twenty-five years photographer Weiferd Watts captured an incredible array of dancers and athletes from around the US and abroad. Removed from the traditional setting of the stage, the intimate portraits he created required the eye of a choreographer.
Without any dance training, he would contort his body in an attempt to demonstrate his visions for movement, which were then interpreted by his subjects, yielding extraordinary results.
His vast body of work represents several generations of artists captured in magical, elusive moments created through collaborative experiments and pure serendipity. Dance and photography were his passions and both fields will mourn his early loss for years to come. Let us enjoy what he left behind.
Labels: biography , dance , exhibits , photography , San Francisco. Thursday, September 19, Richard Diebenkorn and Ingleside. The block of Moncada Way ca. My sense of place is involved with particular pictures and subjects whereas my present environment has to do in a more general way with light, coloring, and configuration.
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