Archive for January 2015

TIMECODE: Folklore Tapes

January 5, 2015


David Chatton Barker/Folklore Tapes

Lorecheology (channelling echoes of the past for reanimation)

Wednesday 28 January 2015, 6pm

University of Bradford, John Stanley Bell Lecture Theatre, Richmond Building

Multi-disciplined artist David Chatton Barker will be exploring the possibilities of how echoes from the past can be reanimated in the present through multi-media approaches, to better understand these lost times and by doing so understanding more about ourselves. Drawing upon his work through the Folklore Tapes project David will be discussing this alongside a variety of projections and audio samples as well as showcasing a selection of physical works to interact with.

Folklore Tapes is an open-ended research project exploring the vernacular arcana of Great Britain and beyond; traversing the myths, mysteries, magic and strange phenomena of the old counties via abstracted musical reinterpretation and experimental visuals. The driving principle of the project is to bring the nation’s folk record to life, to rekindle interest in the treasure trove of traditional culture by finding new forms for its expression. Over the past three years the project has produced over twenty limited-edition releases, completed a well-received national tour, and overseen numerous installations, exhibitions and bespoke live events. Folklore Tapes contributors include members of Broadcast, Clinic and Andy Votel among their number.