Archive | November, 2012

Pardon? – Acousmatic Ecology pt II – album release and tour

26 Nov

pardon? Acousmatic Ecology part 2 by Drive West Today

- a new album/collection from Drive West Today which is a free download from Bandcamp.

Drive West Today has been expanding over 2011 and 2012 to encompass more than just the cinematic experience of listening to sound. Joshua Santospirito’s guitar is more and more placed into textural compositions that contrast silence to clicks and bursts of sonar.

The recordings in the Acousmatic Ecology series are a document of one moment in a long slow exploration of stops and starts and counterintuition. All aimed at creating stillness within a maelstrom of anxiety and the elevation of the soul in the midst of confusion, attempting to take the listener into the performing experience.

The second part of acousmatic ecology becomes more minimal than the first (Acousmatic Ecology pt I – a query) but it continues further along the same line of explorations that were opened up by that collection of works.

released 01 July 2012
all music improvised by joshua santospirito
recorded and mixed by Ryan Lynch from scrapbook studios
May-June Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

credits

released 26 November 2012
Music – Joshua Santospirito
Recorded by Ryan Lynch at scrapbook studios – May 2012
creative commons

TOUR

November
30 - Hobart
I have organised the Sound Klub gig at Inflight Art Gallery on November 30, 8pm at the closing of both my exhibition Sleuth, and the exhibition of Neil Haddon.
- come down to see Reuben IngallPaul HeslinTransmission (Nick McCorriston).
Free entry and there’ll be a bar run by the happy gallery board members.

December – tour with Reuben Ingall & Paul Heslin & Transmissions
Friday 7 - Sydney AV Union, 365 Parramatta Road, Leichhardt, New South from 8pm

Sunday 9 - Canberra House show – 22 Burnside St Watson from 5pm

Exhibition Closing & CONCERT

26 Nov

SO – me exhibition SLEUTH down at Inflight Art Gallery (100 Goulburn St, West Hobart, Tasmania) is winding up this week. To celebrate you can come to this concert that I done the poster for – At Inflight – main space from 8pm!!

If you can’t make it to the gig – you can still catch the exhibition from Wednesday to Friday 1pm to 5pm at the gallery!

The post of gratitude

17 Nov
“Last Drinks!!”
Sorry to harass you on this fine weeknight … but I’ve made this comic … it took a while … and I’m trying to flog it to unsuspecting citizens of the web such as your good self. It’s called THE LONG WEEKEND IN ALICE SPRINGS.
Preorders through the POZIBLE campaign will wind up on December 12th!
If you don’t preorder then I can’t guarantee that you’ll get a copy later on in the piece SO ACT TODAY!!
It’s only $30 for those lucky-ducks who live in Australia (postage included), there’s also some other options up for grabs if you’d like a little more stuff!!
 
Books will go out in the post March 2013!! Included in the book is a beautiful new piece of writing by Craig San Roque which is … quite frankly – poetry! 
 
If you’d like further updates into the future (photos of the book being made, book launches, related exhibitions etc) 
- then feel free to join this facebook page.
Thanks
jxo

Below is a page I did as an early trial when I was still working out what kind of structure I wanted the pages to have (i.e. panel structure), I was also trying out a few fonts at the time, I reckon I must’ve worked on the script after I did this because I have scrapped all of the words that were here … I just unearthed it in my computer today … I think this must have been from late 2009 or early 2010.

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The Windwarde Bound

14 Nov

Queenstown Art fest

13 Nov

So Nadine and I went to Queenstown to help out with Inflight Art’s side of things at the Inaugural Queenstown Heritage and Arts festival in October of this year. It was a blast – on Sunday morning I woke up and went downstairs at the nurse’s quarters to find these two ragamuffins looking half awake wrapped in blankets in the common room … they’d been chasing some goat up a mountain and then hanging out with Con Koukias in a caravan somewhere drinking … dangerous sport!

Here’s a sketch of Q’town from the nurse’s quarters common room.

An update on the Long Weekend preorder drive

10 Nov


http://www.pozible.com/longweekend

Sound Klub 7 – Hobart Nov 30th

7 Nov

Time of concert changed to 8pm so you can scurry up from the CAST end of year member’s show up to Inflight ARI.

Process diary #4 – November installation

6 Nov

Installing the Sleuth exhibition has been interesting … and took a lot longer than I thought … but I should’ve known since in some cases I was putting up each individual panel from a comic on the wall separately.

Here’s a picture of the Box of Virtue

The process of installing (which I suspected from the beginning) would help me edit out those comics that didn’t work. I had 17 comics in total as part of Sleuth … and a few got the cut. One consideration that I hadn’t fully considered which became blindingly obvious when I was in the space was that a few of the comics which I had as part of the broader Sleuth concept were written not for the wall, but for the page. I had written one comic about a giantess called the Waldheimerin (she had been sleeping in Dove Lake at Cradle Mountain in Tasmania, near the Waldheim). It became obvious that pages with a few panels on them just didn’t work in this setting. The ones that were easiest to read across a wall were quite simply – the ones that I had designed to be read that way … perhaps that seems obvious now … but I had simply assumed that it would be workable to place comics that were written for books to be read across a wall if arranged or cut up and rearranged perhaps. So they got the cut. I still had the Long Weekend Intro which I felt had a personal element that I wanted as part of the show but this was also written for the page – my only solution to being able to keep it was to put it on the outside of the Paddy Lyn Memorial space as a lead-in to the exhibition so it’s clunkiness didn’t detract from the rest of the exhibition. The Waldheimerin is still in the zine, which is kind of nice to have some of the comics already part of the ongoing Sleuth project rather than having them all on the walls just for the sake of having them there.

Here’s a photo of one of the versions of God – Stephen Kernahan

One interesting thing I forgot to mention from the process was the fact that since having a comics exhibition is a relatively untried area – I don’t know how much the average viewer is willing to invest in reading a comic. As a consequence I made a decision right from the beginning that this fast drawing comics was the way to go, since I felt that pace had to be relatively quick to keep the viewers interested. It isn’t like a book which they have sat down with and have intuitively committed to reading the pages more patiently – this particular exhibition would have people potentially walking in who have various expectations only to be met with art that requires some attention span, possibly a format that they were not anticipating

… therefore I needed some comics to have plenty of hooks, some humour to keep them interested in staying for longer and reading the rest and deciphering the overall feel of it. I don’t know if I was successful, I’m not sure at all … the larger images of the giants were part of that, the single images on the roof of the footy players may actually give the viewers cause to think that it is a normal exhibition that you just look at single images and then walk out if you don’t get it – they may indeed be confusing to the whole intention of keeping people in. But of course – you can’t always retain every art goer in a room, but the aim was to retain as many as I could. The ARI allows for this experiment to fall a little flat so I went in with full gusto into at least giving it a crack … Most people who went in on the first day said that it was quite engaging, and easy to engage with – which is promising!!

The Sleuth Exhibition

5 Nov

November 2012 – I unveiled the beginnings of what I hope to be a long-term evolving project … which no doubt will change and grow and occasionally drop off the face of the planet for a while. It’s basically my BOOK 2. I probably have enough comics to fill a book … but if I were to make a book out of them – they’d all be different sized pages and wonky and the binder would want to kill me.

As part of this ongoing project I have also made the first SLEUTH ZINE !
Which can be purchased here for $AUD 5- +postage (within Australia that’s only 60 cents, outside Australia please add $AUD 1.50).

At the artist talk – I yakked on about comics-form, content … Sleuth came into being, answered some questions … asked some.
Here’s some photos from the the artist talk at the Exhibition opening from November 3rd, 2012.


Sleuth Exhibition

4 Nov IMG_3750

Images from the Sleuth Exhibition which opened yesterday

- will be open until November the 30th at Inflight Art Gallery in Hobart,
1-5pm Wed – Saturday in the Paddy Lyn space which is in the back of the gallery.

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