POSTPONED Jennifer Wicks, The One Ensemble and Sarah Kenchington
Thu 11 October 2018
Please note, this event has been postponed until Tuesday 4 December.
Following the fire at Glasgow School of Art and the O2 ABC music venue, the Centre for Contemporary Arts remains within the cordoned area in Garnethill. At this time, we expect to remain closed until Monday 15 October.
We are working with our programme partners who had scheduled events throughout this period. Details of new venues and cancellations are here.
For this one off event, film works (digital and 8mm) by Jennifer Wicks with collaborative live music scores (partly composed, partly improvised) from Wicks, Sarah Kenchington and The One Ensemble (Daniel Padden, Alex South, Shane Connolly, Peter Nicholson). A direct, intuitive and experimental sonic response to moving image work that will extend Wicks’ practice and explore the sculptural possibilities of sound and the relationship between sound and image.
Jennifer Wicks’ research based practice typically combines her own images with family archive, found footage and her own composed soundtracks. Weaving together a combination of film sources and re-photographing material to degrade the image, her works not only explore the materiality of film but also its sculptural possibilities; by shifting film from it’s temporal image-producing function to its apparent opposite spatial possibilities and vice versa. Sound is stretched to expand the duration; it is layered and looped to create compelling sonic landscapes that draw out the inter-relationships between space and time.
The One Ensemble is a Scottish-based quartet comprising cello, clarinet and bass clarinet, guitar, accordions, percussion and vocals. Working collaboratively, this highly individualistic group creates songs and compositions that weave esoteric narratives around joyous centres, chameleon-like in its ability to move between various genres without losing its unique identity.
Sarah Kenchington builds her own remarkable mechanical instruments, including a pedal-powered hurdy-gurdy, a giant rotating kalimba and her own brass band, powered by tractor inner-tubes. She plays one-woman shows using these contraptions, and more recently has begun to use them to conduct small ensembles.