A chance to see the work of artist Dave Lawrence, who spoke at our most recent Tesla event.
Part of the London Festival of Architecture www.soundingsfromtheestuary.com
Artists: Frank Watson, Germander Speedwell, Dave Lawrence
Contemporary Urban Centre
73 – 81 Southwark Bridge Road, London SE1 0NQ
Tel: 020 7403 8495 / 020 7357 6469
20th June – 20th July 2008
Private view: Friday 20th June, 6 – 9pm
Gallery open: Mon – Sat, 10am – 6pm
Soundings from the Estuary
Photo © Frank Watson 2008
Talk at Tate Modern on 11th July at 6.30pm, entitled: The Thames Estuary (A Sense of Place).
Saturday, 28 June 2008
Dog's Ears is a new online art work; an eyeful of pooches and bit of an experiment.
A bit of background: This project stems from a want to analyse dogs' ear movements and rhythms and create a system that will make music from the data collected by the analysis - changing movement into sound. This web site is not only the height of online fashionable entertainment :) but a fundraising method to make this music (the Ear Music Extraction System), and a way for art lovers to become Patrons and co-owners of the next work.
You can dogin here: http://www.ica.org.uk/dogsears
So do art-loving internet users a) love dogs and b) agree to pay to patronise future art work? How successful this will be is questionable - so the ICA is going to hold a debate later on this year so we can evaluate what happened and answer some questions such as can the microfinancing model work for artists?. It'll be interesting to see what unfolds, and the statistics vs users vs money raised will be posted on the site over time so potential Patron's can see how much the work cost, how many people are looking at it and who is signing-up.
It's funny and multilingual - test your arabic with Ashur the distro agnostic techy from Damascus, or stick with Lady Rose English. If you know any dog lovers please forward the URL - there's 21 quality pooch's waiting to entertain :)