CONNECTIVITY – Warwick Bar Fete
On the 25th July we bring you a double bill of specially commissioned works by Ryan Hughes and CLUSTER BOMB [collective] for Warwick Bar Fete on the themes of connection, distribution and communication.
Ryan Hughes – ‘SIM Monument’
Much of contemporary life is hugely indebted to storage and communications devices and this new work by Ryan Hughes is a celebration of perhaps the most ubiquitous of these pieces of hardware; the SIM card.
His work often speaks in an approximation of the language of much corporate signage and advertising, but does not use the same dialect that capitalism does. SIM Monument is made of aluminium angle, light rope and zip ties so it becomes a transitory, bastardisation of neon signage.
SIM Monument will also feature a new, immersive remix of Scanner’s 1995 Spore album which featured hijacked mobile phone signals and conversations this remix will be improvised over during a performance using the feedback from walkie-talkies.
CLUSTER BOMB [collective] – ‘TYPHOO BASIN’
Take an immersive, interactive and surreal walk inspired by the Typhoo Tea factory in Digbeth, part of the former industrial ‘backbone’ of Birmingham, and former British Ceylon tea plantations.
Using augmented reality and smartphone technology, audiences will be guided around the streets and canal-sides, encountering live performers and unlocking hidden digital windows, to reveal a fragmented narrative set across Birmingham and former Ceylon, now present day Sri Lanka.
Find our Tea Room Tent at the Warwick Bar Fete for further information.
Please bring a 3G/4G smartphone to download the free TYPHOO BASIN smartphone app to unlock the digital windows. Headphones can be provided upon the deposit of one form of identification e.g. passport or driving license.