[nnnnn] THE THINNING VEIL by J.M. Bowers & Ryan Jordan || 01/11/12

ryan at nnnnn.org.uk ryan at nnnnn.org.uk
Wed Oct 24 06:52:39 CDT 2012

by J. M. Bowers and Ryan Jordan

SPILL Festival of Performance
Ipswich, Suffolk
10.30pm. Duration: 1 hour
Tickets: £5

Full info: http://www.spillfestival.com/performance/the-thinning-veil/

The hinge of the year between October and November is known by many names.
Samhain, All Hallows, All Saints, All Souls, Halloween, Winternights in
Norse religions, Día de los Muertos in Mexico. But there is a common sense
of the veil between worlds thinning amidst remembrance, celebration and

Building on their sonic art practice, J. M. Bowers and Ryan Jordan present
a ritual of occult psychodramas to stroke, touch, caress, punch, scratch
and gnaw at the veil.

Between the living and the dead, between body and machine, between muscle
and music, between filth and foundation, between TV screen and skrying
machine. Worn down interfaces. A sieve to seep through. Threadbare
meshwork. The thinning veil where we and our doubles (automaton, effigy,
photograph, phonograph, corpse, saint) get made, unmade and dance around.

J. M. Bowers works with homebrew electronics, reconstructions of antique
technologies, and digital media to combine sound, image and embodied
action as fundamental material energies. He has performed at international
festivals including Electropixel Nantes, Piksel Bergen, and BEAM London,
and has recently toured with the Rambert Dance Company performing David
Tudor’s music to Merce Cunningham’s Rainforest. He co-founded the Onoma
Research label, playing guitar in the noise band Tonesucker.

Ryan Jordan is an electronic artist working with selfmade instruments and
tools for live performance focusing on the physical and material nature of
experience. He has presented his work internationally in a wide range of
venues from art and academic institutions to derelict warehouses and
squats. He runs noise=noise, a noise research laboratory and live
performance platform.

Tickets £5

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