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Museums At Night: Film Screening and Sound Performance double bill

17th May 2018 @ 6:00 am - 7:30 pm

Performance photo of them plating the instrument together

Harris Museum & Art Gallery opens late for a Museums at Night double bill;


Little Little Man Man
Film screening by artist Tao Lashley-Burnley
6pm to 7pm
“We never look at one thing; we are always looking at the relation between things and ourselves.”

The way we are presented with the moving image changes how we engage with it, the format and context influence how we view. How can our methods of viewing be altered to make the structures of moving image more visible? What are the differences between different classifications of film, how are they structured differently to affect the way we view them? How do we view film, can we be made to see as the camera? What does this do for us? Read the full description on Eventbrite.


A sound performance by Rob Mullender and John Lely
7pm to 7.30pm

Minor Conspiracy takes the form of a reed organ adapted to be powered by the breath of eight participants, with all of the reeds able to be locked open to enable extended duration drones. As such, the altered form of the instrument is intended to produce a collaborative equilibrium between breath, pitch and time; ‘con-spire’s’ original meaning is literally ‘to breathe with’.

Rob Mullender developed this work in collaboration with John Lely, after becoming interested in the altered states of consciousness and changes in listening that could be brought about by hyperventilation. The sound is characterised by slow changes in pitch and timbre, resulting in something resolving around texture rather than around harmony. This seance-like piece places considerable demands on the performers, who at times find themselves close to fainting to maintain the organ’s air supply – producing sound in a communal, hallucinatory state.

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Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library
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Preston, PR1 2PP United Kingdom
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