The Northern Charter
Commercial Union House
39 Pilgrim Street
Newcastle, NE1 6QE
Project Space open during events only
18 Crazy Angels
Returning the Ear
Saturday 04th Feb
Tim Shaw & Jacek Smolicki
‘Returning the ear’ is an on-going collaboration between Tim Shaw and Jacek Smolicki. Through sound walking and field recording we will construct a performance walk in response to the soundscape of Newcastle city centre. On Saturday 4th February we invite audiences to join us on two sound walks at 10AM and 8PM. The walks will comprise of 30-45 minutes of listening in silence concluding with a performance college of collected material presented in the Northen Charter project space.
Tim Shaw has worked internationally as an artist, performer, sound designer and researcher. His practice is situated within media art and draws upon soundscape and electroacoustic composition, performance making and DIY technology. Collaboration plays a central role in his approach, he has been lucky enough to make artistic work with Chris Watson, John Bowers and Sébastien Piquemal. Shaw has presented work in various venues worldwide including Café OTO, NIME, NK Projekt, ZDB and FACT Liverpool.
Jacek Smolicki is a cross-media artist and designer with degrees in Methodology of Design, Interdisciplinary Studies/Experience Design and Sound Art currently enrolled in a PhD research at the Malmö University. Since 2008 he has been conducting a life-long initiative based on documenting his presence in public spaces by the means of consistently performed practices deploying a range of multi-modal technologies and artistic techniques (www.on-going.net). On-Going Project includes for instance Minuting in which Smolicki records at least one minute of sound every day since August 2010.
To attend the event meet at the front door of Commercial Union House on Pilgrim Street at either 10am or 8pm on February 4th.
These events are free and you do not need to book in advance.