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Exhibition Events

Melanie Smith Exhibition Closing Event

14.6.2014
The Pavilions of Xilitla

The Pavilions of Xilitla

Open Music Archive: Barragán Sound System, Casa Luis Barragán, Mexico City, 2012 (photo: José Arnaud-Bello)

Open Music Archive: Barragán Sound System, Casa Luis Barragán, Mexico City, 2012 (photo: José Arnaud-Bello)

Open Music Archive: Barragán Sound System, Casa Luis Barragán, Mexico City, 2012 (photo: José Arnaud-Bello)

Open Music Archive: Barragán Sound System, Casa Luis Barragán, Mexico City, 2012 (photo: José Arnaud-Bello)

The Pavilions of Xilitla
Open Music Archive: Barragán Sound System, Casa Luis Barragán, Mexico City, 2012 (photo: José Arnaud-Bello)
Open Music Archive: Barragán Sound System, Casa Luis Barragán, Mexico City, 2012 (photo: José Arnaud-Bello)

The Pavilions of Xilitla

 

Melanie Smith Exhibition Closing Event

Saturday 14 June from 4pm / Free / Pre-booking essential via Eventbrite

 

Join us for the closing of Melanie Smith's exhibition, including a selection of thematically linked events. 

 

  • Talk by Dr David Stent (West Dean College) on The Pavilions of Xilitla
  • Mexican food
  • Live Event: Open Music Archive - Barragán Sound System
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    Dr David Stent


    Dr David Stent is an artist, writer, curator and performer. His practice has drawn on various media including drawing, digital and print publishing, sonic and sculptural installation. His most recent work has been concerned with the role of writing in art practice, particularly in association with artists’ publications, relations between image and text, and the use of theory and philosophy in contemporary art. He holds a PhD from The University of Reading and is currently Visual Arts Programme Leader at West Dean College.

     

     

    Barragán Sound System


    Recordings ripped from Barragán's vinyl collection are used as source material for a live event – ranging from early Mexican folk recordings, European minimalism, Central African field recordings, and American cabaret. Guest artists and producers are invited to process and remix the material to create copyleft licensed live performances.

     

    This new event brings to life works with a legal status identified primarily through the date of the death of the author, and echoes an event which took place in October 2012 at Casa Barragán during the week of Día de los Muertos. At the present time, Mexico currently boasts the most restrictive copyright law worldwide, with copyright in recorded sound to 100 years from both the date of recording and the death of the author. Legal frameworks governing the material in the EU, enables a different subset of the collection to be freed for use at MK Gallery.

     

    Barragán Sound System features: Live performances by electronic musicians who will remix the archive source, an Open Music Archive DJ set of public tracks from the collection and remix recordings contributed by guest music producers. Artists TBC.

     

     

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