Future Sessions launches with an evening of audiovisual performances in the Whitworth Art Gallery‘s Grand Hall, featuring local and international artists curated by Sean Clarke of Test Card.
Lucas Gutierrez is an Argentinean digital artist and industrial designer based in Berlin. He is currently working on several video art projects, lectures, workshops and real-time audiovisual performances that are related to the new paradigms of Digital Culture. His most recent talks and performances were in Sonar+D and MUTEK (Argentina/Mexico), exhibitions at XS Warsaw (Poland) Aperto Raum and CTM / Transmediale Vorspiel (Berlin, Germany).
Joe Beedles is an audiovisual artist that explores ideas surrounding club music abstraction and the threshold between the real and the simulated. Joe’s current focus is in generative systems for live performance providing audiences with compelling, highly-detailed compositions, emphasising magnified yet obscured soundscapes. Stroboscopic lights and projected audio-reactive geometry and video footage of the surrounding environment is abstracted in reaction to the audio component in a pseudo-synesthetic fashion.
Seth Scott + Guillaume Dujat
Seth Scott is a sound designer and composer whose work explores relationships between sound and space. With particular focus on urban and architectural spaces, he engages a variety of media, including interactive and locative technologies, to uncover, fix, test, and reconfigure the aural environment. Guillaume Dujat is a sound artist and electroacoustic composer whose interests include field recording, sound design and multichannel audio. A French national raised in Beijing, Guillaume is currently working towards a PhD in Composition at the University of Manchester. Individually the pair have produced work for the Barbican Centre, The Whitworth Collection, Bloomberg Space, Art Night, and South London Gallery. They met on an artistic residency in the summer of 2016, and have developed their collaborative practice since.