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Manuel Rocha Iturbide's Zzzzzzzzz

Thu 26 October — Sun 5 November 2017

For anyone who still thinks vinyl is a dead format, here’s evidence that it’s only ever resting: a portable record player complete with 12-inch record lies in a chair as if abandoned. Though it mostly lies inert, sometimes the record spontaneously starts to turn, making a noise that sounds suspiciously like… snoring? As science investigates the potential for new technology to gain a kind of life, here’s one of our most recognisable and venerable pieces of musical equipment that Rocha Iturbide casually suggests has been a living entity all along.

Zzzzzzzzz is part of Sonica, Cryptic's biennial festival of world-class visual sonic arts.

Presented as part of Seeing Hearing UK Mexico, a 3-year collaboration between the UK and Mexico made possible with the support of Anglo Arts, the cultural department of The Anglo Mexican Foundation A.C.; British Council Mexico; CMMAS (Centro Mexicano para la Música y las Artes Sonoras) and Cryptic.

Supported by the Embassy of Mexico United Kingdom & Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation (AMEXCID).

The work runs continuously on a loop from 12noon - 7pm (12noon - 4pm on Sunday 5 November).