Swap Meet at Big Chill 10

Photos by PixelPusher, Tim Simpson Photography and The Northern Light Painters.

Friday, 5th – Sunday, 8th August
Swap Meet in The Enchanted Garden, The Big Chill, Eastnor Castle Deer Park, nr. Ledbury, Herefordshire

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:

  • Tristan Brady-Jacobs’ aka digiteyes aka TV-LUX – spinnies video grid, light graffiti and VJ set
  • Tony Langford of Fish Nights – DJ set of deep house and melodic grooves for a Saturday night
  • Madlab’s (Manchester Digital Laboratory) ‘bristle-bot’ workshop
  • Me and The Machine’s When We Meet Again  – a wearable film and one-to-one performance
  • The Northern Light Painters’ light painting portraits and landscapes and various DJ sets
  • Nick Rothwell a.k.a. Cassiel – live electronica set and particle animation system in Field+Processing
  • Evan Raskob a.k.a. PixelPusher – VJ set and surrealist, hand-animated music video installation ‘Drawn Together’
  • Lewis Sykes aka Prodical – electronica DJ set and DIY music-making workshop
  • Olly Venning’s stop-frame animation workshop
  • wesellcolours’ The Radial Instance Archive – a DIY Matrix style ‘bullet-time’ camera rig

For artist biogs, descriptions of works and more details visit the Programme page.

For photographs visit Cybersonica’s Swap Meet at Big Chill 10 Flickr set – or PixelPusher’s PixelPusher and Co at Big Chill 2010 & Best of Big Chill 2010 Flickr sets.

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.