SPACE-TIME is an annual festival of art and music exploring alternate realities and possibilities, happening at Wysing Arts Centre near Cambridge, UK.

SPACE-TIME presents AND IF IT WAS IT CAN'T BE IS; three stages of live music, spoken word performances, film screenings, artists’ stalls and activities for families.


Damo Suzuki Network / Alexander Tucker / Emptyset / Peepholes / Simon Scott / The Grubby Mitts / Maria and the Mirrors / Yola Fatoush / Ice, Sea, Dead People / Longmeg / Lustfaust / The Soft / Kelvox1 / Dan Tombs / Ypsmael / Octagon Court // Bruce Lacey / Mark Titchner / Sue Tompkins / Anthea Hamilton / Boyle Family //
Peles Empire / Candice Jacobs / Patrick Coyle / Publish and Be Damned / Lost Toys Records / Project/Number / Bad Timing / SAVORR / Wysing Young Artists / Outpost Gallery / Banner Repeater / One Thoresby Street / Rowing Projects / Grantchester Pottery / Andy Holden / Heather Phillipson / Hotel Palenque / X Marks the Bökship / Sleeping Upright / Tom Hebdon / The Happy Chopper / Eva By Heart

Wysing Arts Centre, Bourn near Cambridge, UK, CB23 2TX. http://www.wysingartscentre.org/                     Wysing Arts Centre:     facebook     twitter       festival hashtag: #spacetime12

SPACE-TIME: AND IF IT WAS, IT CAN'T BE IS is programmed by Wysing Arts Centre with support from Escalator Music, Norwich Arts Centre and Bad Timing and funded by Arts Council England.
SPACE-TIME: CONVENTION T, Sat 31st August 2013, Wysing Arts Centre.   Venetian Snares / Russell Haswell / Cut Hands / Blood Music / Luke Abbott / NOCHEXXX / Vindicatrix / Maria and the Mirrors / PLUGS / Preslav Literary School / Tailor Birds / Manuela Barczewski / Hollow Mountain / Meta-eX / Forest / Tape Runs Out / Rescund DJ.
Live performance/sound art:
Keren Cytter with Maria & the Mirrors and Vindicatrix / Benedict Drew / Edwin Burdis / Plastique Fantastique / Margarita Gluzberg / Das Hund / Seb Patane / Ryan Jordan / local radio (installation)
Stalls and other activities by: Bad Timing, Banner Repeater, CHEWDAY’S, Arnaud Desjardin, Candice Jacobs, Sara MacKillop, One Thoresby Street, OUTPOST, Publish and Be Damned, Rowing Projects, SIM, X Marks the Bokship, SAVORR Family workshops: activity for families includes hands-on workshops with the new Raspberry Pi - a credit-card sized computer that plugs into a domestic TV and a keyboard, 3-4pm.
Full info and tickets from £20:
http://www.wysingartscentre.org/whats_on/annual_music_festival
http://www.wysingartscentre.org/online/blog
https://www.facebook.com/events/436889769741550/

SPACE-TIME: CONVENTION T, Sat 31st August 2013, Wysing Arts Centre.   Venetian Snares / Russell Haswell / Cut Hands / Blood Music / Luke Abbott / NOCHEXXX / Vindicatrix / Maria and the Mirrors / PLUGS / Preslav Literary School / Tailor Birds / Manuela Barczewski / Hollow Mountain / Meta-eX / Forest / Tape Runs Out / Rescund DJ.

Live performance/sound art:

Keren Cytter with Maria & the Mirrors and Vindicatrix / Benedict Drew / Edwin Burdis / Plastique Fantastique / Margarita Gluzberg / Das Hund / Seb Patane / Ryan Jordan / local radio (installation)

Stalls and other activities by: Bad Timing, Banner Repeater, CHEWDAY’S, Arnaud Desjardin, Candice Jacobs, Sara MacKillop, One Thoresby Street, OUTPOST, Publish and Be Damned, Rowing Projects, SIM, X Marks the Bokship, SAVORR Family workshops: activity for families includes hands-on workshops with the new Raspberry Pi - a credit-card sized computer that plugs into a domestic TV and a keyboard, 3-4pm.

Full info and tickets from £20:

http://www.wysingartscentre.org/whats_on/annual_music_festival

http://www.wysingartscentre.org/online/blog

https://www.facebook.com/events/436889769741550/

Live music: Damo Suzuki Network with sound carriers The Grubby Mitts Damo Suzuki is probably best known as vocalist for legendary 1970s German band Can, appearing on some of their most acclaimed albums including Ege Bamyasi, Tago Mago and Future Days.  After leaving the band in 1974 he returned to music in 1983 to pursue a ‘perpetual world tour’.  Working in the same spontaneous and improvised way he did with Can (whose first gig with him even took place on the same day they had met him by chance in the street), Damo plays with a continuous succession of local musicians, thus creating an ever-expanding network of ‘sound carriers’.  This long and diverse list of sound carriers includes the likes of Tortoise, Acid Mothers Temple and Add N to (X) and more recently he has played with the likes of Drum Eyes and GNOD and in 2012 released a collaboration with Bo Ningen. 
For this performance the sound carriers will be The Grubby Mitts.
http://www.damosuzuki.com

Live music: Damo Suzuki Network with sound carriers The Grubby Mitts Damo Suzuki is probably best known as vocalist for legendary 1970s German band Can, appearing on some of their most acclaimed albums including Ege BamyasiTago Mago and Future Days.  After leaving the band in 1974 he returned to music in 1983 to pursue a ‘perpetual world tour’.  Working in the same spontaneous and improvised way he did with Can (whose first gig with him even took place on the same day they had met him by chance in the street), Damo plays with a continuous succession of local musicians, thus creating an ever-expanding network of ‘sound carriers’.  This long and diverse list of sound carriers includes the likes of Tortoise, Acid Mothers Temple and Add N to (X) and more recently he has played with the likes of Drum Eyes and GNOD and in 2012 released a collaboration with Bo Ningen. 

For this performance the sound carriers will be The Grubby Mitts.

http://www.damosuzuki.com

Live music: Simon Scott  Simon Scott (b. 1971) is a British sound artist and multi-instrumentalist who is currently based in Cambridge, UK.  His music is a fusion of digital signal manipulation, micro-melodies and minimalism combined with environmental sounds and organic acoustic textures. He is inspired by his interests in sound ecology, music technology, digital media, illustration, composition and sonic art.
Since the late 1990s Scott’s work has been featured in a variety of international films, art exhibitions, dance productions and digital multi-media projects. He has toured worldwide since 1988 (he was the drummer for Slowdive between 1990 and 1994, who worked with Brian Eno on the Souvlaki album), and his track “For Martha” was included on the respected German label Kompakt’s Pop Ambient 2012 compilation series. His music has been previously released on Morr Music, Miasmah, Slaapwel, Sonic Pieces, Secret Furry Hole, Ghostly International and other respected international recording labels.
His acclaimed third album ‘Below Sea Level’ based on sound recordings from the Fens was released in May 2012 and is his debut for 12k.
http://soundcloud.com/simon-scott
http://www.simonscott.org/

Live music: Simon Scott  Simon Scott (b. 1971) is a British sound artist and multi-instrumentalist who is currently based in Cambridge, UK.  His music is a fusion of digital signal manipulation, micro-melodies and minimalism combined with environmental sounds and organic acoustic textures. He is inspired by his interests in sound ecology, music technology, digital media, illustration, composition and sonic art.

Since the late 1990s Scott’s work has been featured in a variety of international films, art exhibitions, dance productions and digital multi-media projects. He has toured worldwide since 1988 (he was the drummer for Slowdive between 1990 and 1994, who worked with Brian Eno on the Souvlaki album), and his track “For Martha” was included on the respected German label Kompakt’s Pop Ambient 2012 compilation series. His music has been previously released on Morr Music, Miasmah, Slaapwel, Sonic Pieces, Secret Furry Hole, Ghostly International and other respected international recording labels.

His acclaimed third album ‘Below Sea Level’ based on sound recordings from the Fens was released in May 2012 and is his debut for 12k.

http://soundcloud.com/simon-scott

http://www.simonscott.org/

Live music: Alexander Tucker and Mark Titchner

Alexander Tucker is an English musician and illustrator from Kent who writes, records and performs alone and in collaboration with a varied array of artists. One critic writes that “Tucker sounds like he’s following a tradition that has long been neglected, focusing not on ageless songs and ideas but on ageless feelings captured through his droning miasma of acoustic guitar and mandolin.” Recently he has increasingly developed his interest in improvisation using detuned guitars, tape loops, mini disc player and fx pedals. He has had releases on ATP Recordings and Thrill Jockey as well as Tom Greenwood (JOMF)’s U-Sound Archives label.

Previous collaborations include with Sunn O)))’s Stephen O’Malley, with Daniel Beban as IMBOGODOM mining the sounds and vintage equipment of the BBC radiophonic archives, as well as with Jussi Lehtisalo of Circle in Grumbling Fur.  

Tucker performed a solo electronic and vocal set at last year’s festival. Seeing TIME’s performance there inspired him to invite Frances Morgan to provide vocals for his acclaimed 2012 album ‘Third Mouth’ on Thrill Jockey

At this year’s festival he performs in a new duo with artist and musician Mark Titchner.

http://www.thrilljockey.com/thrill/Alexander-Tucker/

Live music / visual art: Mark Titchner
Mark Titchner is a visual artist based in London. His work explores the use of text as part of visual works. He also works with sound, video and installation and has a strong interest in music and music iconography.
In 2011 as part of the Home of Metal project celebrating the history of heavy metal music in the west midlands, his show ‘Be True to Your Oblivion’ included a video collaboration with ex-Napalm Death member Nic Bullen ‘N (I) B’. He also played as part of Velzuvial – a 24-hour durational gig hosted by Eastside Projects as part of Supersonic festival 2011.
'N (I) B' was shown as part of last year's Space-Time festival.  This year Mark was invited to have a greater involvement in the festival and to produce a new artwork for the festival poster.  The result also gives the festival its title 'And If It Was It Can't Be Is'.  A possible interpretation of this is as a reflection on the festival's ongoing theme of retrospection and the choice to either reject or make manifest time and repetition – ideas which are explored by other artists featured in this year's festival.
Mark will play live in a new duo with Alexander Tucker and a new limited-edition print will be on sale at the festival.
http://www.marktitchnerstudio.com/
http://thenewmt.wordpress.com/
http://www.dazeddigital.com/artsandculture/article/10859/1/mark-titchner-be-true-to-your-oblivion

Live music / visual art: Mark Titchner

Mark Titchner is a visual artist based in London. His work explores the use of text as part of visual works. He also works with sound, video and installation and has a strong interest in music and music iconography.

In 2011 as part of the Home of Metal project celebrating the history of heavy metal music in the west midlands, his show ‘Be True to Your Oblivion’ included a video collaboration with ex-Napalm Death member Nic Bullen ‘N (I) B’. He also played as part of Velzuvial – a 24-hour durational gig hosted by Eastside Projects as part of Supersonic festival 2011.

'N (I) B' was shown as part of last year's Space-Time festival.  This year Mark was invited to have a greater involvement in the festival and to produce a new artwork for the festival poster.  The result also gives the festival its title 'And If It Was It Can't Be Is'.  A possible interpretation of this is as a reflection on the festival's ongoing theme of retrospection and the choice to either reject or make manifest time and repetition – ideas which are explored by other artists featured in this year's festival.

Mark will play live in a new duo with Alexander Tucker and a new limited-edition print will be on sale at the festival.

http://www.marktitchnerstudio.com/

http://thenewmt.wordpress.com/

http://www.dazeddigital.com/artsandculture/article/10859/1/mark-titchner-be-true-to-your-oblivion

Live music: Dan Tombs  Dan Tombs is a digital artist based in Norwich also active as a professional DJ, VJ, video artist, photographer and musician.  
Dan Tombs’s work explores the cracks in video technology, building in defects and looking for ways to pry apart the technical stability of an image. He physically corrupts circuits from obsolete technology such as old games consoles, creates short circuits, and exploits the code of systems, with wild and unpredictable results, considering the machines’ behaviour as a contributing factor to the resulting work.
Recently he has produced videos for Luke Abbott, Nathan Fake and Gold Panda as well as MTV and Output Recordings and created live visuals for Factory Floor and Walls, appearing at The Big Chill, Cargo, Corsica Studios, Melkweg (NL) and The Tanks Tate Modern amongst others.
http://www.dantombs.net/
http://soundcloud.com/dantombs

Live music: Dan Tombs  Dan Tombs is a digital artist based in Norwich also active as a professional DJ, VJ, video artist, photographer and musician.  

Dan Tombs’s work explores the cracks in video technology, building in defects and looking for ways to pry apart the technical stability of an image. He physically corrupts circuits from obsolete technology such as old games consoles, creates short circuits, and exploits the code of systems, with wild and unpredictable results, considering the machines’ behaviour as a contributing factor to the resulting work.

Recently he has produced videos for Luke Abbott, Nathan Fake and Gold Panda as well as MTV and Output Recordings and created live visuals for Factory Floor and Walls, appearing at The Big Chill, Cargo, Corsica Studios, Melkweg (NL) and The Tanks Tate Modern amongst others.

http://www.dantombs.net/

http://soundcloud.com/dantombs

Live performance: Bruce Lacey  

Bruce Lacey (born 1927) is one of Britain’s great visionary artists. His lifetime pursuit of eccentric ‘making and doing’ has been a cathartic working-through of his experiences. This survey of a rich and diverse artistic production is a celebration of both his vibrant life (which includes working with Spike Milligan, The Beatles and Ken Russell) and his art which reveals telling links with the visual culture of the last 60 years. Co-curated by artist Jeremy Deller and art historian Professor David Alan Mellor, the exhibition charts Lacey’s artistic development in a career encompassing painting, sculpture, robotised assemblages, theatrical performances and installations, as well as community arts and ritual action performances.’  from The Bruce Lacey Experience, Camden Arts Centre, until 16 September 2012

Bruce Lacey will present a new performance at this year’s festival.

http://www.camdenartscentre.org/whats-on/view/exh22.01

Space-Time preview and ticket competition

Listen to the festival preview by Bad Timing on The Visitor on Cambridge 105 FM to hear a selection of music from the festival and win a pair of tickets, deadline for entries 5pm, Thurs 30th August 2012.

http://soundcloud.com/hughesrich/the-visitor-23rd-august-2012

Live music: The Grubby Mitts   The Grubby Mitts are a five-piece band formed by artist Andy Holden.
Andy Holden created the first music and art festival at Wysing in 2010 — Be Glad For The Song Has No End — exclusively featuring visual artists making music as part of their creative practice.
At this year’s festival The Grubby Mitts play as ‘sound carriers’ for Damo Suzuki.
Their music is written “as if ‘after dance music’, short loops, (played loosely), snippets from here and there, down the scale, chat shows, veneer, refrains.”
Recent live appearances have included Latitude festival and Tate Britain and their latest single ‘Standard’ has been getting regular plays on 6Music.
http://losttoysrecords.com/artists/thegrubbymitts/
http://grubbymitts.bandcamp.com/

Live music: The Grubby Mitts   The Grubby Mitts are a five-piece band formed by artist Andy Holden.

Andy Holden created the first music and art festival at Wysing in 2010 — Be Glad For The Song Has No End — exclusively featuring visual artists making music as part of their creative practice.

At this year’s festival The Grubby Mitts play as ‘sound carriers’ for Damo Suzuki.

Their music is written “as if ‘after dance music’, short loops, (played loosely), snippets from here and there, down the scale, chat shows, veneer, refrains.”

Recent live appearances have included Latitude festival and Tate Britain and their latest single ‘Standard’ has been getting regular plays on 6Music.

http://losttoysrecords.com/artists/thegrubbymitts/

http://grubbymitts.bandcamp.com/

Live music: Kelvox1  ’Kelvox1 are a three-piece group from Cambridge, UK who use synths, sampler, voice, guitar, bass and other useful objects that happen to be at hand. Over the past year and a half they have played with bands including Gary War, Braids and Conquering Animal Sound. A Kelvox1 recording is as much an exploration or an account of the location it is recorded in as it is a document of a song. The texture of the space is only revealed by the sounds produced in it, which are like matches being lit in a darkened room. In these circumstances, the band relinquish mastery over the sounds they record, they can only use their equipment to harness and perhaps direct the properties of the environment. The lack of complete control is the condition of being in this world; what emerges is an expression of the group’s attempt to create something meaningful within it.  In ‘Grazed Red’ there is also an idea that songs themselves are environments to be inhabited, by both the band and the listener.’ Norman Records
http://kelvox1.bandcamp.com/

Live music: Kelvox1  ’Kelvox1 are a three-piece group from Cambridge, UK who use synths, sampler, voice, guitar, bass and other useful objects that happen to be at hand. Over the past year and a half they have played with bands including Gary War, Braids and Conquering Animal Sound. A Kelvox1 recording is as much an exploration or an account of the location it is recorded in as it is a document of a song. The texture of the space is only revealed by the sounds produced in it, which are like matches being lit in a darkened room. In these circumstances, the band relinquish mastery over the sounds they record, they can only use their equipment to harness and perhaps direct the properties of the environment. The lack of complete control is the condition of being in this world; what emerges is an expression of the group’s attempt to create something meaningful within it.  In ‘Grazed Red’ there is also an idea that songs themselves are environments to be inhabited, by both the band and the listener.’ Norman Records

http://kelvox1.bandcamp.com/