The Art School and Display Copy
Saturday - March - 29 - 2014
The Art School - 20 Scott Street
Cut Hands (Blackest Ever Black, Downwards)
Florian Hecker (Editions Mego, PAN, Rephlex)
Konx-om-Pax (Planet Mu, Display Copy)
Jack Wrigley (Laser Installation - 85A)
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Solo project from a true icon of the British underground, William Bennett. Bennett founded Whitehouse in 1980, with a mind to creating "the most extreme music ever recorded". They succeeded. The group remained at the forefront of the experimental and noise scenes over the next 27 years, invariably creating controversy and stimulating debate with their choice of violent and sexual subject matter, before eventually disbanding in 2007. A specialist in linguistics and unconscious communication, Bennett now helms the mass hypnosis experimental project, Extralinguistic Sequencing, which premiered at Tate Britain in 2010. For Cut Hands, rhythm is his chosen weapon; on recently released album Afro Noise I - eight years in the making - he utilises vaudou and Central African percussion in radical new ways, generating a sound unrivaled in its physical intensity.
In performances, publications and installations, Hecker deals with specific compositional developments of post-war modernity, electro-acoustic music as well as other, non-musical disciplines. He dramatizes space, time and self-perception in his sonic works by isolating specific auditory events in their singularity, thus stretching the boundaries of their materialization. Their objectual autonomy is exposed while simultaneously evoking sensations, memories and associations in an immersive intensity. Solo exhibitions have included MMK (Museum für Moderne Kunst), Frankfurt am Main, IKON Gallery, Chisenhale Gallery and Bawag Contemporary. In 2009 he collaborated on a series of performances with Aphex Twin, including amongst others Sacrum Profanum, Warp20 and Bloc Weekend.
Konx-om-Pax (Tom Scholefield) is a Scottish electronic musician and graphical artist from Glasgow. Scholefield has created designs and animations for musicians and record labels, the latter including Warp, Hyperdub, and R&S Records. Musicians for whom he has done animations include Hudson Mohawke, Lone, Mogwai, Jamie Lidell, and Martyn; his sleeve designs have been used by Oneohtrix Point Never, Rustie, and King Midas Sound. As Konx-om-Pax, Scholefield released a full-length album, Regional Surrealism, on the label Planet Mu in 2012. Scholefield’s follow up record is planned for release on Planet Mu July 2014, with his debut world tour supporting Lone.
Wrigley is a Glasgow based artist and Director, he co-founded the Art, Film and Performance Collective 85A and has recently worked with Untitled Projects, Bassline Circus, Cryptic, Not Quite and The Dublin Science Centre. His output includes, theatre direction, kinetic sculptures, installation photography, performance, laser design and music.
For the event Wrigley will be installing a special laser performance that will react and respond to the musical acts.