Past Present Future Space Time

10 Sep 2011 – 11 Sep 2011

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Wysing Arts Centre

Cambridge, United Kingdom


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  • 18 or 18A from City Centre to Bourn
  • BR Cambridge Station ( 8 miles)

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Wysing Arts Centre explores the legacy of psychedelia in this year's annual music event, PAST PRESENT FUTURE SPACE-TIME 10 September 12noon - 12midnight Taking its title from Albert Einstein's theories of the fourth dimension, from the emergence of the term, through 1960s counter culture movements to contemporary art and music. Psychedelia, which is derived from the ancient Greek words for ‘soul' (psyche) and ‘to manifest' (deloun), is the focus of the day-long event that includes live music, talks, performances, and screenings exploring utopian futures, mind expansion and alternative models for living. Musically the event avoids a retrospective interpretation of the psychedelia theme and focuses on a forward-looking and wide-ranging line-up of electronic and hypnotic, improvised and immersive music. The spectrum of live music performed on the day includes electronic music, noise, dubstep, current psych-influenced hypnotic guitar music and minimalist composition. Specially created structures will house events across Wysing's large rural site in Cambridgeshire, UK including: Andy Holden's Boulder Stage, created for the first Wysing music festival last summer, Köbberling and Kaltwasser's Amphis, and a new structure by artist Giles Round which will reinterpret constructions from architect Ken Isaacs' book How To Build Your Own Living Structures (1974). Also on site will be Constitution of the Damned, an exhibition programmed in collaboration with Electra and curated by Fatima Hellberg and Bárbara Rodrà ­guez Muà ±oz. Contributors to the event include artists Mark Essen, Hilary Koob-Sassen, Kate Owens, Damien Roach, who are currently in residence at Wysing. Musicians include Invisible Polytechnic Orchestra (Junior Aspirin Records: Nathaniel Mellors, Andy Cooke and Dan Fox) who will make a durational performance of Terry Riley's In C, Alexander Tucker, Ashtray Navigations, Astral Social Club, BK and Dad, Dead Rat Orchestra, Demdike Stare, Design A Wave, Devilman (DJ Scotch Egg, Dokkebi Q, Taigen of Bo Ningen), Diagonal, Disinformation, The Doozer, English Heretic, Man from Uranus, Maria and the Mirrors, Nochexxx, Old Apparatus, Pete Um, Please, Preslav Literary School, Raagnagrok Allstars, Transept, Simon Scott (ex Slowdive), 666 6 (Artists Phil Root and E Park), Time, and DJ sets from Marcus Scott (Hyperdub), artists Andy Holden & Ed Atkins and Bad Timing DJs. Other events include yoga with Cheryl Sayers, tie-dye workshops with Lou Ruddell, artist talks including Liliane Lijn and performance with artists Patrick Staff and Olivia Plender. More artists and musicians being added all the time, for updates check here http://www.wysingartscentre.org/about/links/186.html For press and media enquiries and to request images, please contact Lucy Wilson, lucy@lucywilson.org.uk, tel 07787 854468 or (from 4th August) Cara Acred, cara.acred@wysingartscentre.org, tel: 01954 717108 PAST PRESENT FUTURE SPACE-TIME is programmed in partnership with Bad Timing, Strange Attractor, Escalator Music and Electra. Tickets start at £15 and can be booked here: http://www.wysingartscentre.org/about/links/186.html Or via We Got Tickets www.wegottickets.com/f/2623 Venue address: Wysing Arts Centre, Fox Road, Bourn, Cambridgeshire, CB23 2TX 01954 718 881


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