Andy Garbi: Shadows & Dust - Images Of Patinated Glass


Writing on glass: a performance of newly commissioned work
The International Festival of Glass has commissioned West Midlands writers Liam Brown, Roz Goddard and Anna Lawrence to produce new writing informed by site visits to the Glass Quarter, by glassmakers past and present and, of course, by glass in all its forms. Liam, Roz and Anna are poets, novelists and short story writers whose work is steeped in the industry and heritage of the region, and their brief is simply to write 'on glass'. The three writers will perform their work with an introduction by Sara Beadle of Writing West Midlands. 
Date & Time: 31 May, 2.30pm
Price: Free with Festival Pass

Posted 16 May 2015

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Got 2 Sing Community Choir 
Got 2 Sing is a contemporary choir from Stourbridge that perform uplifting, toe-tapping songs. With a sell out concert coming up at Symphony Hall in September, they will be performing some of their "Best of British" songs for festival visitors including songs by artists such as Elbow, Dusty Springfield and Adele
Venue: Ruskin Glass Centre
Date & Time: 30 May, 10.45 am and 12.15pm
Price: Free with Festival Pass 

Stream of Sound
Stream of Sound is a community of young a Capella singers, who revel in the variety of haunting harmonies and energetic rhythms from around the world.
Date & Time: 31 May
Price: Free with Festival Pass
VITRESCENCE: becoming glass
Created especially for the festival, and in conjunction with his Shadows and Dust installation, Andy Garbi’s broadcast/performance uses the audiovisual DNA of dormant industrial sites to explore qualities associated with glass. Video projections of patinated factory window panes create a slow motion impressionistic ‘painting’ on the interior of the Red House Glass Cone as a composed soundscape (which has been designed specifically to react with the unique acoustics of the glass cone) brings together music with field recordings and sound design developed from glass making processes across an 8-way surround sound system. The artist’s recent projects include music for the latest Louis Vuitton fashion show. His inaugural installation for the launch of the Coffin Works museum, Birmingham can be seen in the Upper Gallery
Date and Time:  30 May, 12 noon; duration 20 mins
Shadows & Dust
Shadows & Dust is an audiovisual installation that explores ‘spirit of place’ of dormant buildings. Created by multi award-winning singer, composer and visual artist Andy Garbi, the piece uses photographs the artist took of the patina developed over decades on hundreds of panes of glass at the Coffin Works (Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham) prior to renovation. The result is a ‘slow-motion painting’ – refracted light and industrial grime creating an impressionistic landscape across four LCD screens each containing its own individual composition. The glass has since been cleaned, no other archive of light and sound of the original site exists outside of this piece. Nominated for the 2015 Peter Neaverson Award for Digital Interpretation of Industrial Archaeology. 
Date & Time: 10am - 5pm, 28 - 31 May 2015

Red House Glass Cone
High Street
Stourbridge, West Midlands DY8 4AZ
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More information:
Ruskin Glass Centre
Wollaston Road
Stourbridge, West Midlands DY8 4HF
United Kingdom
+44 1384 399419

Andy Garbi: Shadows & Dust - Images Of Patinated Glass

Andy Garbi: Shadows & Dust - Images Of Patinated Glass

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