A celebration of all things audio-visual on the 40th anniversary of
seminal multi-media events that took place in the halcyon year of
1967. The famous UFO Club, the focus of the 60's London multi-media
scene, is reborn for Futuresonic 2007. Futurevisual brings together
legendary figures from the 1960's with some of the most cutting-edge
AV artists working in the world today.
THE EARLY DAYS OF MULTI-MEDIA
Barry Miles - Legendary underground activist, UFO Club roving
ambassador, Pink Floyd chronicler and co-founder of International
Times and Indica, speaks of the heady days of 1967 and the "Multi-
media" of the 60's.
GREATEST HITS OF MULTI-MEDIA, '67 - '07
Followed by a very special screening of iconic films and AV from the
last 40 years, drawing a shimmering arc between '67 and '07,
presented by Michael Connor.
Thursday 10 May, Contact Theatre
6pm - 8pm
SEMICONDUCTOR: SONIC INC & BRILLIANT NOISE
Semiconductor's live sound films reveal our physical world in flux;
cities in motion, shifting landscapes and systems in chaos. An
immersion in the sensuality of random precision.
Friday 11 May, Contact Theatre
7pm (Follows Spirit Of '77 music talks with Faust at 6pm)
TELCOSYSTEMS: RAW DATA
Telcosystems create stunning, organic live performances by delving
deep into musical and visual code. The result is captivating and
lucid, algorithmically generated experimental image and sound.
Saturday 12 May, Contact Theatre
7pm (Follows Spirit Of '87 with Kraftwerk's Wolfgang Flur at 6pm)
UFO CLUB VS TRAMP!
HOPPY & JACK HENRY MOORE (UFO CLUB)
+ WOLFGANG FLUR (KRAFTWERK)
+ BLACK DEVIL DISCO CLUB (LIVE)
The seminal UFO Club was the focus of the 60's London multi-media
scene. Futuresonic 2007 brings the UFO Club back to life, not frozen
in amber, but with the main players from the 1960's collaborating
with the bright young things of today - Manchester's very own TRAMP!
Featuring music from artists who span the generations: a DJ set from
Kraftwerk's beat-master Wolfgang Flur and the strange, beautiful,
glitter-ball discovery of the century, Black Devil Disco Club, whose
seminal dark electronic 1978 disco masterpiece '28 After' is the
stuff of legends. Presented
Saturday 12 May, 9pm - 2am
Club Underground, Sackville St (campus, opposite Retro Bar), Manchester
The Futurevisual Lounge plays host to three special screening
programmes over the festival weekend, plus a number of installations,
with a special champagne cocktail bar for the discerning audio-visual
BRET BATTEY / TAKAFUMI TSUCHIYA / ENDRE TVEITAN / DAWN SCARFE /
CHRISTINA MCPHEE / MARIO VERANDI / AREA 3 / JOSEPH HYDE
Exceptional audio-visual works selected from an Open Call for
submissions by Futuresonic's international judging panel.
DIRECT FROM BERLIN: TRANSMEDIALE.07
ALEXANDRA CROUWERS / BLAS PAYRI / MATTHIAS MEYER / CLAIRE HOPE /
JAVIER TOSCANO / BILLY ROISZ & TOSHIMARU NAKAMURA / LIU WEI / TIM SHORE
A selection of outstanding video works presented in the 2007 edition
of the Berlin based Transemediale festival for art and digital culture.
FUTUREVISUAL LIVE PREVIEW
SEMICONDUCTOR / TELCOSYSTEMS
A preview selection of films by Semiconductor & Telcosystems who will
be performing in Futurevisual Live.
LOVID / KIRK WOOLFORD / CATHERINE-ANNE LEE / JOANIE LEMERCIER
Audiovisual art projects and light and sound installations in the
unique gallery space of Contact foyer.
Contact Theatre, 10am - 8.00pm
Thursday 10 May - Saturday 12 May
ON THE BIGGER PICTURE
Works from Futurevisual shown as part of The Bigger Picture, Big
Screen Manchester on a 25 square metre video screen with full sound
system situated in Exchange Square, a public area regenerated after
the IRA bomb in 1996, that has an estimated daily footfall of 50,000
BRET BATTEY / TAKAFUMI TSUCHIYA / ENDRE TVEITAN / CHRISTINA MCPHEE /
Big Screen Manchester, Exchange Square
Saturday 12 May - Friday 18th May
Casey Reas (Processing, USA)
Charlie Gere (Institute for Cultural Research, Lancaster/UK)
Colin Fallows (Liverpool School of Art & Design, UK)
David Butler (Screen Studies, University of Manchester, UK)
Drew Hemment (FutureEverything, UK)
Jose Luis de Vicente (ArtFutura/Sonar, Spain)
Kwong Lee (Director, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester/UK)
Lassi Tasajärvi (Creative Director, Evenlake Studios, Finland)
Lucas Bambozzi (Curator, arte.mov, Brazil)
Michael Connor (Head of Exhibitions, BFI Southbank, UK/USA)
Patrick Lichty (Artist & Editor-in-Chief of Intelligent Agent, USA)
Suhjung Hur (Curator, Art Center Nabi, South Korea)
A part of FUTURESONIC 2007
10-12 May, Manchester
Features a sensational line-up of over 300 inspirational artists from
around the world at more than 30 major events, crammed into 3 days of
sounds, sights and delights. http://www.futuresonic.com