Wysing Arts Centre is a research and development centre set in 11 acres of rural Cambridgeshire that practically tests out new ways of thinking in contemporary visual art. At Wysing, artists working from studios or undertaking international residencies are encouraged, alongside visitors, to take creative risks in a supportive environment in which the exploration of process and collaborative ways of working are paramount.
Live Performance by Plastique Fantastique at Wysing Arts Centre, 23 April 2015
Plastique Fantastique will perform Urb-Fux-Glitter-Addiction, a special one hour performance in two parts with live sound and projected film. Plastique Fantastique is a collaboration between David Burrows, Alex Marzeta, Simon O’Sullivan, Vanessa Page and Harriett Scully, and is a mythopoetic fiction - an investigation of aesthetics, the sacred, popular culture and politics - produced through comics, performances, text, installations, shrines and assemblages.
How Urb-FUX-Glitter-Junky (an ALL-STAR) incubates and spreads the Virus-Junk-GLOOP – the gift-habit of Van-Damme-PLASTIC-Man (the ice-cream-maker) and his Running-RAT-Boyz-Cycle – until all (including you) are GLOOP-Blissed-Flatline or system-crashed.
How Urb-FUX-Glitter-Junky FLATLINE-sing-summons a passing comet carrying GOLD-Virus-Junk-GLOOP to Earth (an alien invasion) - flooding the planet with GLOOP-speed-POSITIVITY (the new drug simply called GOLD) – (distribution) controlled by Van-Damme-PLASTIC-Man (his plan all-a-long) – until Urb-Fux-Glitter-Junky reverse-overdoses on a mutant strain (GLOOP-speed-NEGATIVITY) - until all (including you) is backward-noise-melted – until all roads become rivers of gold - until all (including you) is GOLD-GLOOP-BLISS.
The Multiverse Spring Residency Artists Event, 11 April 2015
A day of in-conversations and presentations by residency artists Kit Craig, Joey Holder and Takeshi Shiomitsu, with contributions from invited speakers including Wysing studio artist Florian Roithmayr, Computational Biologist Marco Galardini from the European Bioinformatics Institute at the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Cambridge and Biologist Dr. Katrin Linse from the British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge.
2pm: Welcome, Lotte Juul Petersen, Wysing Curator
2.05-2.40pm: Artists Kit Craig and Florian Roithmayr, both of whom work predominantly in sculpture, will discuss possible ways of comprehending a multiverse, in multiple dimensions
2.40-3.15pm: A presentation by artist Takeshi Shiomitsu
3.15-3.55pm: Computational Biologist Marco Galardini will give a presentation on alternative uses of DNA.
3.55-4.15pm: Break in broadcasting
4.15-4.50pm: A presentation by artist Joey Holder, developed in response to the research of Marco Galardini and Dr. Katrin Linse
4.50-5.30pm: Dr. Katrin Linse will give a presentation on Antarctic marine and deep-sea biodiversity and hydrothermal vent diversity, looking at how organisms survive in these extreme environments
5.30-6pm: Roundtable discussion
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