LIVE ELECTRONICA / REMIXED CINEMA / 3D / LASERS / RETRO ARCADE GAMES
FOR THE FIRST TIME IN OVER A DECADE, HOLOTRONICA ARE RESURRECTING 3D AT BRISTOL’S 19m WIDE FORMER IMAX CINEMA FOR 3 NIGHTS WITH THIS INCREDIBLE LINE UP OF AUDIO VISUAL LEGENDS!
Funki Porcini (Lasarium)
The Light Surgeons (Atemporal 2.0)
– All artists will perform repeat shows each night.
– All seating is allocated first come, first served. Groups wishing to sit together or those seeking the best seats are advised to arrive early to avoid disappointment.
– We request that seats are not swapped during intervals.
– Projection is from Panasonic laser projectors not IMAX
6pm – 11pm: March 24/25/26 Anchor Road, Bristol
Advance tickets £18 (+bf) via headfirstbristol.co.uk (Any remaining tickets will be available on the door for £20)
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Some of the most prolific and respected audio visual artists will be taking over Bristol’s IMAX cinema to deliver an audio visual experience unlike any other during March 24/25/26. Making the most of Bristol’s IMAX 19m wide screen, The Holotronica AV Weekender will be serving up sensory delights, including an analogue laser installation, live electronica, 3D visual-scapes, documentary montage, and retro arcade games. There will also be refreshments supplied by a local brewery. Headlining the event are:
HOLOTRONICA – Live in 3D
The Holotronica Live 3D show is a retro-futuristic synesthetic trip, merging sound and colour frequencies that feel as if they are jumping off screen, close enough to touch.
Stuart Warren-Hill is a multi-award winning British Visual Artist and Electronic Composer, who has been pushing boundaries with electronic interactive works since the mid 1990’s. Creator of the seminal AV track, ‘Timber’ with Coldcut and Greenpeace in 1998, Voted No1 VJ by DJ Magazine 2005, and crowned AV technologist of the year by the AV News Award in both 2015 and 2018; among his many achievements Stuart has created the world’s first AV album on Ninja Tunes as one half of Hexstatic, as well as creating the world’s first 3D AV album as Holotronica. Stuart is also the inventor of Hologauze, the world’s first ever holographic projection scrim, used worldwide by the event and media industry.
Holotronica video: https://youtu.be/FH3oKR47TxA
Funki Porcini – Laserium
James Braddell has been making music and films under the name Funki Porcini since the early 1990s. He has produced 15 albums and many films over a long career and has now, over the course of the last year created The Laserium. The object was to turn sound into light using unique, analogous methods to create an immersive, synaesthetic experience that has not been seen before.
“Using sound to refract lasers from scrap and recycled materials in sequence with music, he has created an entirely unique show, marrying light and sound in a most unusual way. Starting in April 2021 Funki Porcini has been building an installation that is something to behold before it’s even switched on. On first seeing it his landlord thought it was a meth-lab. In a forest of retort stands, wires and clamps, bits of what appear to be rubbish dangle on tiny motors in front of lasers that are synchronized to elements in the music. This creates a synesthetic experience that is something new. By arranging elements of his music to physically vibrate mirrors and transducers, he reflects and refracts lasers to give a synchronous visual element to his music that is extremely satisfying to the viewer.”
Laserium video: https://youtu.be/MT-YWOh35cA
The Light Surgeons – Atemporal 2.0
The Light Surgeons is a media art studio based in East London founded in 1995 by audiovisual artist, director, and creative producer Christopher Thomas Allen working in collaboration with a range of other designers, animators, filmmakers, music composers, sound artists, software developers, and researchers.
Over the past 25 years, the studio has produced a wide range of cross-disciplinary audiovisual artworks through the creation of countless experimental films, installation projects, and groundbreaking live cinema performances.
“Atemporal 2.0” is a live cinema performance by audiovisual artists The Light Surgeons that was created in memory of the novelist, painter, and poet John Berger. It is a poetic audiovisual concert that unites original musical compositions, documentary film, video artworks and animations created by collaborating artists Tim Cowie and Christopher Thomas Allen. Their combined sonic and visual outputs are brought together live to create a unique performance that reflects on John Berger’s thoughts and philosophies on time and memory. Atemporal 2.0 is simultaneously a musical composition, an evolving video artwork, and experimental documentary; a dynamic live audiovisual essay that contemplates our human condition and celebrating an important voice in art criticism and cultural thinking.”
Atemporal 2.0 video: https://vimeo.com/602136443
Support throughout the event comes from DJ Cheeba
DJ Cheeba is hailed as one of the most progressive audio visual artists around today and has found an audience world wide with his unique style of turntablism and video manipulation.
Known for his cut and paste style of turntablism, audiences can expect a high paced trip through styles made to make you dance, think and smile. More than just a DJ, Cheeba is an audio visual artist known for the broadest beats and the deepest video vaults.
DJ Cheeba video: https://youtu.be/yPSD4yqT40I