As a finale to the tour Antonio Roberts, exhibiting artist in Common Property, will perform Sonification Studies. Using Pixel Player (a piece of software created and released by the artist) Roberts will, in real time, translate a selection of images into audio and glitched visuals.
Pixel Player is an update of Pixel Waves, also created and released by Antonio Roberts. It was developed after a visit to The Cyborg Foundation in Barcelona in 2013, and allows the sonification of images based on the colour/RGB values of individual pixels.
Sonification Studies has previous been performed as part of the exhibition, glitChicago, Chicago, 2014.
This event is free but booking is required via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/exhibition-tour-of-jerwood-encounters-common-property-and-sonification-studies-performance-by-tickets-20415381957
To find out more about Jerwood Encounters: Common Property please visit the exhibition page: http://www.jerwoodvisualarts.org/3096/Jerwood-Encounters-Common-Property/496
Hannah Pierce a researcher, curator and project manager based in Manchester. Her research and curatorial focus is on experimental models for supporting emerging and under-represented artists. She is currently Contemporary Arts Programme Manager with the National Trust, and has previously worked with Jerwood Visual Arts, Ceri Hand Gallery, Liverpool Biennial and the International Award for Excellence in Public Art. www.hannah-pierce.co.uk
Tom Overton, Jerwood Visual Arts Writer-in-Residence 2015-16, is currently writing two books for Penguin/Allen Lane: The Good Archivist, about archives and migration, and The Storyteller, a biography of John Berger. He edited Portraits: John Berger on Artists (Verso, 2015), which was a New York Times ‘editor’s pick’ and on best books of 2015 lists in the FT, Independent, Observer and Frieze. A second volume, Landscapes, will be published in Autumn 2016. His writing has been published by the London Review of Books blog, New Statesman, White Review, and others. He works at the British Library, where he catalogued Berger’s archive, and is a Fellow of the Centre for Life-writing Research, King’s College London. twitter.com/tw_overton
Antonio Roberts is a new-media artist and curator based in Birmingham. His artwork focuses on the errors and glitches generated by digital technology. An underlying theme of his work is open source software, free culture and collaborative practices. As a performer and visual artist his work has been featured at a number of galleries and festivals including Loud Tate: Code, Tate Britain (2014), glitChicago, Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art in Chicago, US (2014), and f(Glitch), Stony Brook University, New York, US (2014). As a curator he has delivered exhibitions and projects including the Birmingham editions of Bring Your Own Beamer (2012, 2013), µChip 3 (2015), and Stealth (2015). He is an Associate Curator at Vivid Projects and is a Fellow at Birmingham Open Media. www.hellocatfood.com