Saturday, 24 September 2011

RUINS ALONE ! * STIG NOISE * BARBEROS * HIVE COLLECTIVE @ WCS 02/10/11

A super special closing party for the 'Unintention' exhibition.

WCS Presents
U N I N T E N T I O N

Private View | 28 September 2011, 6-9pm Admission FREE

Exhibition | 29 September - 2 October 2011, 12-4pm Admission FREE

The exhibition explores the ways in which creativity can manipulate and reinvent the purpose behind ideas, objects, web-sharing, personal and world events. Works include a satirical rehash of a presidential television broadcast by filmmaker Chris Morris; as well as an immersive display of projected stills from the collection Pripyat: 21 Years After Chernobyl by architectural photographer Quintin Lake, documenting both the initial aftermath of the nuclear disaster and the change in its environment since.

Along with the show as a whole, the works use existing material by changing their original intentions; a leaders broadcast becomes a skilled re-edit ridden with satire; the aftermath of a nuclear disaster, via its documentation, inevitably becomes a collection of photographic art. Other new and existing works in the show will include; the focus of normal practical objects being turned into pieces of visual art; a short video art piece encompassing a well known graffiti love-note from the walls of the infamous Park Hill flats in Sheffield; and various pieces looking at Internet Memes and considering their place in the art world.



U N I N T E N T I O N Closing Night Event | 2 October 2011


7pm | The Light Bulb Conspiracy | Admission FREE

Film collective, Tea and Two Slice, present The Light Bulb Conspiracy documentary screening + free tea and toast!


8:30pm | Ruins Alone + live performances | Admission £4


Featuring....



RUINS ALONE //

Ruins is the brainchild of drummer Tatsuya Yoshida, one of Japan's most original and fiercely independent musicians. He formed the band in the summer of 1985, originally intending to be a power trio, but when the guitarist didn't show for their first rehearsal, he bumped Ruins down to a rhythm-section-only duo. At the time, he was also performing with YBO2, along with avant guitarist K.K. Null. The seeds of the present-day communal atmosphere of Japanese underground musicians were sprouting with this early moonlighting affair, as Null would go on to play with Zeni Geva and Yona-Kit, among others, and of course Yoshida has played with darn near everyone, even The Flying Luttenbachers in a live version of "De Ventura". 




 

With the departure of fourth bassist Sasaki Hisashi, Yoshida Tatsuya is carrying on as RUINS alone. A one-man performance that has to be seen to be believed. Yoshida performs the music of RUINS, KOENJIHYAKKEI and other music he has composed throughout his career.

Ruins produce a unique fusion of punk and progressive rock. Yoshida has stated that while he admires punk's energy, he has no desire to play pure punk, and in fact grew up on a steady diet of prog bands such as Genesis, ELP, and Gentle Giant. However, his true inspiration came from France's Magma. Magma's trademark odd-metered motives, faux operatic signing, and especially Christian Vander's extroverted drumming have certainly made their way into Yoshida's consciousness, although the jazzy undertones and relatively atmospheric group sound did not. From an early point, Ruins appealed to the avant-garde and punk listener more than the more traditional 'progger'. On their first recordings, they teamed up with NYC experimental sax-icon John Zorn, and would later put out albums on his Tzadik label. The Ruins sound is dense mix of hardcore punk, prog theatrics, and free-improv. Some critics have used the term 'jazzcore', but that seems inadequate. There really is no describing the band's sound.



With the departure of fourth bassist Sasaki Hisashi, Yoshida Tatsuya is carrying on as RUINS alone. A one-man performance that has to be seen to be believed. Yoshida performs the music of RUINS, KOENJIHYAKKEI and other music he has composed throughout his career.




STIGNOISE //

Since the year of our good lord 1998, Stig have been churning out continually evolving mixed up : Grungy - noisy - gypsy - folky - hip-hop(ish) - experimental - guitar abusing - mariachi trumpet - multi jaggard brutal drumming - analogue broken childish electronics / casio - ridiculous amounts of bass fuelled music, both, brutal and joyful in approach to making records and delivering furious live shows .




Just about to embark on a super massive tour of as much of europe they can get their grubby little mitts on with a new member and new material to showcase for your lovely little eyes and ears and....mouths.




BARBEROS //

Duel drumming, synth wielding, spandex sporting electro doom jazz noise hollering perverts pushing their 3 year anniversary and (hopefully) promoting and showcasing their brand new album for the first time, Barberos promise a mouth watering, ear drum splitting concoction of time lapsing syncopatory siren scape that will leave you crying out for mooooorrrreeee!




The night will also feature a very special one off performance / video installation from the HIVE collective.

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