|Photos by PixelPusher, Tim Simpson Photography and The Northern Light Painters.||
Friday, 5th – Sunday, 8th August
After a successful first event at The Barbican in February, Swap Meet headed to The Big Chill Festival this summer! A nod to the infamous Roadium Open Air Market swap meets of the 80s, where Dr Dre distributed his mix-tapes including lyrics from artists LL Cool J, 2 Live Crew and samples from Kraftwork.
Extending contemporary mix-tape and bedroom studio culture Swap Meet facilitates live and physical face-to-face exchange of material between artists operating from different genres enabling experimentation and infinite collaging possibilities.
Swap Meet invites a broad spectrum of artists and organisations to the Big Chill. From pioneering contemporary classical record label and classical music super club promoters Non-Classical, to youth music organisations including Urban Development and Rising Tide. With a good dose of sonic arts and experimentation provided from organisations including MFA Computational Studio Arts at Goldsmiths University, FACT and Cybersonica.
Cybersonica at Swap Meet
With support from the PRS Foundation music, sound, art and technology agency Cybersonica gathered a talented crew of artists for an eclectic mix of audiovisual installation, ‘hands-on’ workshop and performance at Swap Meet including:
For artist biogs, descriptions of works and more details visit the Programme page.
A compilation video of various outputs from The Northern Light Panters’ light painting portraits and landscapes, TV-LUX’s spinnies video grid and light graffiti, Olly Venning’s stop-frame animation workshop and wesellcolours DIY ‘bullet-time’ camera rig will be available shortly via Cybersonica on Vimeo.