Optical Sound Workshop

DEADLINE : 30th May, 2015, 1:00 - 2:00pm

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.

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 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.