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UnCommons #2 - Art, Music, Wearable Technology Party

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Thursday 8th December, Delius Arts and Cultural Centre, 29 Great Horton Rd, Bradford BD7 1AA. 8pm - 11pm. £5 / Pay-as-you-feel.

After party for National Media Museums Lates exploring wearable technology in a German Church with …

Experience an immersive Virtual Reality audio visual exploration of the Delius Centre for smartphones from Annabeth Robinson and Marlo De Lara. With 360 light drawings and compositional fragments located around the Delius space at a number of 'hotspots'.

Dead Air Party silent gig featuring Chrononautz, Algobabez and more.

DJs, drinks, and more TBA.

UnCommons is a series of events from Recon, Bradford Threadfest, M@BU - Music at Bradford University bringing together live music, performance, installations, interactive technology, food, drink and good vibes in unusual spaces in and around Bradford.

This edition supported by University of Bradford, Arts Council England and in partnership with National Media Museum and Artworks Creative Communities.

National Media Museum Lates: Wearable Tech details and booking here:

Marlo DeLara

Born in Baltimore, MD, USA, Marlo DeLara is a sound performance artist currently pursuing a PhD in Cultural Studies at the University of Leeds. Under the Marlo Eggplant alias, De Lara produces textural compositions which develop from microscopic tone landscapes into dense and expansive states of noise and drone. Her works aim to blur the definitions of (un)intentional sound and music. The many noises and tones of De Lara’s live performances are sourced from autoharps, contact mics, vocals and loops, amongst other tools. Her pieces have minimalist origin stories that can be breached through a knowing and often slow-burning approach to improvisation. DeLara has been performing internationally for over a decade and as curator of the Ladyz in Noyz international compilation series, an ongoing project from 2008 to the present, she continues to promote emerging female sound artists/experimental musicians.

Annabeth Robinson

Annabeth is a filmmaker and interdisciplinary artist, predominantly working with digital tools and game technology to create interactive artworks and visuals for stage, gallery and screen. She if currently a Senior lecturer at Leeds College of Art, teaching across BA(Hons) Animation and MA Creative Practice. Her recent work involves collaboration with Devika Rao, dancer in residence at University of Leeds, developing visuals for the dance theatre show Ya Devi, which toured India in Summer 2016. In the virtual world of Second Life she is known as Angrybeth Shortbread, where her work has been shown internationally including; ISEA Singapore 2008 & Belfast 2009, as part of the Kritical Project, and was commissioned by the Long Now Foundation to recreate Brian Eno’s 77 Million Paintings in Second Life, 2007. Her interest in game technology has also involved research into serious games for education, developing Virtual Training Games for School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds, which has just won the Times Higher Education Award 2016.




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Art / Music / Technology Events in Unusual Spaces

#1. SATURDAY 29th OCTOBER, Wild Woods, Darley St, Bradford BD1 3HN. 6pm - 12am. The event is free entry and visitors are welcome to drop in at any time to experience the installations, hang out and socialise as well as enjoy the planned activities and performances.

UnCommons is a series of events from ReconBradford ThreadfestM@BU - Music at Bradford University bringing together live music, performance, installations, interactive technology, food, drink and good vibes in unusual spaces in and around Bradford.

For our first event we are proud to be working with our art party partners The Brick Box to bring a special night to their ‘Wild Woods’ in a former Marks and Spencers department store in Bradford city centre.

Trail led to/from Fuse Art Space, 7 Rawson Place. BD1 3JP at 7pm for Subveillance presents The End / Bridget Hayden and Claire Potter (ticketed event).

Installations and interactive environments from:

Stuart Childs - LED badge making

Sonolope - movement responsive sound and visuals

Figure-Ground - audio visual Virtual Reality experience from Lewis Hackett of Prefix Studios Ltd

Lumen - immersive projections

Pop up Performances and Live music from:

Aliyah Hussain and John Powell-Jones (Manchester) - amplified drawing with wooden instruments

The Bongoleeros (Pitchley) - primitivist rock’n’roll troubadours. 

From 9pm European Noise Rock showcase with:

Don Vito (Germany) - guitar bass drums noise rock trio

Daikiri (France) -  bass and drums noise rock duo

La Confraternita Del Purgatorio (Italy) - guitar and drums noise rock trio

From 10pm (Silent) Disco from:

Simpatico DJs (Leeds) and guests

Plus all night (or until it runs out)

Drinks by The Sparrow with special cocktails by Bare Plume, and Indian street food by Sonia Sandhu.

See or search #UnCommons for updates.

Supported by University of Bradford, Arts Council England, City of Bradford MDC, and The Brick Box.

Subveillance presents The End / Bridget Hayden and Claire Potter

Saturday October 29th 2016. at Fuse Art Space, 7 Rawson Pl, Bradford BD1 3JP.

7 - 9pm. £5 suggested donation entry (Free for concessions/students).

The End performance

Gallery II , University of Bradford and M@BU - Music at Bradford University presents as an off site event for the exhibition curated by Helen Kaplinsky Subveillance: 50 years of the University of Bradford from below..

As part of Subveillance Helen Kaplinsky has invited theatre maker Javaad Alipoor to devise a series of workshops around David Edgar's 1972 play 'The End'; involving students and staff at the University and local activists. 

Workshop participants will share their reflections on revisiting the unpublished work for the first time since it was performed at the University more than 40 years ago and David Edgar will attend to contribute to discussion. 

‘The End' is an agit-prop narrative about CND peace activists and anxiety surrounding the technologies of war. The original production featured a command module for polaris nuclear submarine and audiences were linked to 3 computers across the UK playing a war game that decided the end of the play.

Expanding on the concepts of sharing and purging employed within the exhibition, Hayden and Potter will perform their recent collaborative work. Influenced by luxury holiday brochures, second hand anecdotes, and a recording of Manningham swimming pool, the work is constructed with methods of redaction and erasure of written materials and memories.

Bridget Hayden and Claire Potter
Bridget Hayden (musician and artist) and Claire Potter (artist writer) make vocally charged sound works rooted in the affective nature of trauma. The duo’s first EP 'Mother To No Swimming Laughing Child' (FortEvilFruit, 2015) was described by The Wire’s Frances Morgan as ‘rooted in quotidian horror’ and by Radio Free Midwich’s Sophie Cooper as ‘one of the most intriguing and thought provoking recordings I’ve ever heard’. Claire Potter has contributed texts on sharing and purging to the Subveillance exhibition.

Javaad Alipoor
Javaad Alipoor is a theatre maker that makes formally challenging, politically committed and provocative work that situates audiences and communities at the heart of the artistic process. He is an artistic director of Northern Lines and associate director at Theatre in The Mill, University of Bradford. Javaad is currently working on a solo show "Believers are But Brothers", developed from creating online relationships with the ISIS activists, fantasists and police spies who spread ISIS's iconic propaganda, to tell a story of violence, resentment and the what young men will do if they don’t get the power, money and sex they think they deserve. He recently helped to organise "Bradford Says Everyone Stays", a political event in support of EU migrants and refugees and against the spike in hate crimes following the Brexit vote.

Followed by UnCommons event at a secret location on Darley Street in association with The Brick Box.

Supported by University of Bradford and Arts Council England. 

More information about Subveillance: 50 Years of the University of Bradford from Below at