Optical Sound Workshop

Please join Imaginary Accord artist Ross Manning for a hands-on workshop where you’ll learn how to turn light into sound. The light-sensitive audio electronics you make will be performed in an improvised jam at the IMA. All materials provided, and no special skills required.

Art Workshop previously on at IMA - Institute of Modern Art in Queensland, Australia.
From Saturday 30 May 2015 to Saturday 30 May 2015

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Published by Institute of Modern Art on Thursday 21 May 2015.
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Manning, aside from his visual art practice, is an instrument builder and musician. He builds a variety of sound-producing objects from electronic light-sensitive to acoustic semi-random automata and sound sculpture. Manning uses elements of the vocabulary of sound in most of his works, drawing upon ideas of rhythm, repetition, oscillation and coloured light as composition.

His new work for Imaginary Accord is an extension of his Spectra series of kinetic light objects, and an openly experimental investigation into the ephemeral nature of media and technologies used in the presentation of video works. Working with decommissioned IMA projectors, Manning imagines them as having a memory or residual ‘trace’ of all the media that has been displayed over its lifetime.

Booking is advised. Capacity limited.