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Juneau Projects: Blackbird in Infospace

Date uploaded: May 8, 2013

Blackbird in Infospace is the outcome of Juneau Projects’ three month period of research in Worcester in the early months of 2013.

Building on their long-term project of collaborative music making, the artists have produced a short album of five songs downloadable for free via five contemporary ‘shrines’ installed in city-centre venues. The songs have been developed in response to ambient sounds and spaces of the city suggested by people who live and work there, via twitter, talks, workshops and conversations, and to the artists’ own research into Worcester’s history, inspired by objects and places that they have encountered. During May and June, visitors and residents are invited to gather all the songs that have been produced by plugging a USB stick into the shrines installed at each participating venue. In line with Juneau Projects’ ongoing interest in Neo-Luddism, the artists hope that experience of collecting the songs will offer an antidote to the ever increasing speed of the worldwide web, their intention being to repurpose the ubiquitous, near instant process of music downloading as a perambulatory process of “pilgrimage, exploration and intrigue”.

One of five Turning Point West Midlands funded artist-residencies taking place across the West Midlands in 2013, this project is being produced by Fine Art at the University of Worcester, in partnership with Movement Gallery and Worcester City Art Gallery.

Launch event (with performance by Juneau Projects)
Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum, Foregate Street, Worcester WR1 1DT (Tel: 01905 25371)
Thursday May 23rd 5.30-6.30pm

Exhibition private view
MOVEMENT, Platform 2, Worcester Foregate Street Railway Station, WR1 1DT (Tel: 07590075185)
Thursday May 23rd 6.30-8.00pm
Exhibition open: 24th May-20th July, Tue-Fri 10am-2pm Sat 12.30-4.30pm or by appointment.

Visit www.movementtimetable.com

Click here for more information about the project.(307 KB)