Resounding Chongqing [Project Anywhere]

December’s Itinerant Mind is titled “Resounding Chonging” the most participatory work we have done to date to the extent that Annie and Ian don’t actually play on this month’s program which follows the format of the Resounding Beijing workshop we conducted in 2016.
The broadcast offers insights into the sonic landscape of Chongqing, China’s hidden megacity through the outcomes of a sound mapping workshop conducted as part of mad.lab, a unique intensive studio that utilises mapping as a research methodology to create urban narratives through experimentation, observation, story-telling, journeys, film, and audio-visual recordings.
Located in remote South West China the city is a radically transforming urban environment that is constantly being remade anew at a frenetic and challenging pace.
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The image is a detail of a soundmap by UNSW Art & Design student WanYi Lao.
Field recordings by thirty-three young media artists and designers working across a range of disciplines and practices including but not limited to sound art, installation, interaction design, sculpture, photography and graphic design are presented here as one of the three final installments of the Project Anywhere program we have pursued throughout 2018.
 
All the recordings in the mix, except the introductory and final compositions by Niko Plaskas, were recorded at, or en-route, to fourteen locations across Chongqing on December 3 2018. Soundmaps were drawn at each location and an interactive sound map has been developed by Luke Hespanhol and exhibited recently at Sichuan Fine Arts Institute (SFAI). A Weixin article (in Chinese) published by SFAI can be accessed here.

 

Participants and (locations) included:
Luhan Lin, Siqi Liu (Daping), Grace Chaplin, Joan Shin (Fotuguan), WanYi Doris Lao, Angela Xinyi Zhou (Eling), Jang-un Lee, Peier Yu (Shapingba), Yuxin Huang, Manxiu Lyu, Leidan Zhu (Hongqihegou), April Xinyuan Chen, Wendy Yuandi Cao (Huanxin), Kathy Veloso, Monika Murata (Liziba), Zhipeng Xie, Xiezhi Peng,
Yinni Hou, Xiaoran Xu, DeVanté Carpenter (Longtoushi), Jasmine Hall, Rabeea Soomro, Jingwen Ou, Kang Xue (Xiaoshiza), Ming Zhu, Yiqiu Zhou (Zhengjiayuanzi), Nicholas Glascott, Niko Plaskas (Wulidan), Moe Qashlan, Annalise Ifield, Erin Peixuan Mao (South Square), Mika Yuncong Liu, Yanting Zhan, Danni Fu (Yuanjaigang)

 

mad.lab’s project partners include: UNSW Art & Design, Design Lab (University of Sydney), Priestman Architects (Chongqing), CQubed (Chongqing), Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, DFAT (New Colombo Plan),  Dimensions Art Centre (Chongqing).

Flux_Chongqing [Project Anywhere]

Flux is a pop up exhibition (and app) organised by a group of artists from Sydney collaborating in mad.lab. This exhibition is part of a proposed initiative which creates a platform for citizens to transform abandoned spaces within the city for creative uses.

This exhibition models, showcases and documents the Flux concept as an event that could occur within Chongqing’s abandoned spaces.

This project brings together contributions from artists and designers from Sydney, Chongqing, and the UK. mad.lab also links to our ongoing project “The Grid” for Project Anywhere in that it is situated in the Chinese megacity Chongqing.

Eliza McDonnell (Jewellery) 饰品
Collaboration with XuXian Jewellery
与许仙珠宝的合作 =
“Ephemeral City”- A hand crafted jewellery collection using found objects to
eternalise moments of a city that is in a state of constant transition.
短命的城市” -是一个手工制作的珠宝首饰收藏系列,通过使用发现的对象来记录 一个处于恒定过渡状态的城市的永久性一刻。

Loc Nguyen (Video Work) 视频工作
Loc Nguyen is a media artist from Sydney who is interested in the relationship
between human bodies and machines. His video-sound installations explore the queer
cyborg body and the grotesque yet sexual relationship the organic has with the
synthetic.
Loc Nguyen是一位来自悉尼的媒体艺术家, 他对人体和机器之间的关系感兴趣。他的视频音响装置探索的是奇怪的义体和怪诞但具有性关系的有机合成。

Aston Creus (Mixed Media) 混合介质
Aston Creus is an emerging studio artist based between Sydney and Tokyo. His
practice often involves both physical and digital sculptural forms, and the
appropriation of manufacturing processes on an intimate scale. The works are
informed by the intense pressure and collapse created by commercialisation.
Aston Creus是一个介于悉尼和东京的新兴的工作室艺术家。他的实践经常涉及物理和数字雕塑的形式, 以及在亲密的规模制造过程中借用工业生产工序。这项工程是由商业化带来的巨大压力和崩溃所启发得到的。

Jono Bolitho (Video Projection) 视频投影

Joe Beedles (Sound artist)

Restless [Telematic videomix]

This mix of the Morrad+McArthur composition Restless was recorded live over the internet and aired on Wave Farm radio Saturday April 18 2018. The video was cut for our contribution to a symposium of artistic process and practice at Bath Spa University. The symposium is staged simultaneously with the exhibition Documents, Alternatives (#3) at BSAD gallery at Bath Spa University, which is open to the public 20th April – 1st May 2018. The exhibition and symposium are part of the Alternative Document, a project by Dr. Angela Bartram, Associate Professor and Head of Arts Research, at University of Derby.

Itinerant Mind has a new timeslot on Wave Farm

Itinerant Mind has a new timeslot on Wave Farm. Hear us three hours earlier from this month – We’ll be playing our mix of improvised telematic noise at 11:00am Eastern US time every third Saturday of the month. That’s good news for listeners in Australia.

telemosis2.0

Listen back to this month’s broadcast of Itinerant Mind on WaveFarm Radio WGXC90.7 FM by Morrad+McArthur which aired on April 21. “Telemosis” takes in live and telematic improvisations, work related to our involvement with the most recent Documents, Alternatives (#3) symposium and exhibition in Bath, and some of our ongoing Project Anywhere research outputs.