Archive for the ‘NEWS’ Category

A Talk at The Centre for Internet and Society

Monday, April 15th, 2013

A presentation of’s activities in conjunction with Marialaura Ghidini’s residency at T.A.J./SKE Projects in Bangalore, India, 19 April 2013, 6pm

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(On) Accordance launches at Grand Union and on our website || 30 Nov 2012

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Listen to (On) Accordance playlist a collection of tunes selected by artists and curators taking part in the project.

Six Conversation on Curation at LUX, London

Saturday, November 10th, 2012

A conversation with Gil Leung about  about Digital Presence, Moving Objects and Where the Work is; at LUX, London, Wednesday 14 November 2012, 7-9pm

For more information go here.



Director, Neil MacGregor and staff of the National Gallery with a model of the Sainsbury Wing interior, circa. 1985 presents ‘128kbps objects’ on; Mon 22 – Sun 28 October 2012

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

128kbps objects is a week-long internet radio exhibition which explores ideas of objects in transformation across a variety of artistic practices, mediums and sites.
22 – 28 October 2012 at
Tune in from Monday 22 October at 12noon
Download Full Radio Schedule PDF

With new commissioned works by Jamie Allen, André Avelãs, Victoria Bradbury, Helen Brown, Ellie and Oliver, Claudia Fonti, Juneau Projectsand Sara Nunes Fernandes; works by artists featured in previous online programmes and events (Angus Braithwaiteand Beth Collar, Erik Bünger, Rob Canning, Patrick Coyle, Benedict Drew, Extra-conjugale, Jamie George and Richard Whitby, Emma Hart, David Horvitz, Irini Karayannopoulou andYannis Saxonis, IOCOSE, Tamarin Norwood, Radiomentale, Adam Rompel, Richard Sides andSimon Werner, Maria Theodoraki, Tonylight,Nathan Witt); works by artists selected from 128kbps Open Call (Sol Archer, Steven Ball, Sarah Boothroyd, Paul Carr, Osvaldo Cibils, Ami Clarke, Richard Crow/Institution of Rot, Steven Dickie,Ciarán Ó Dochartaigh, Adam Knight, Haydn Jones, Scott Mason, Material Studies Group, Chiara Passa, James Prevett, Stuart Pound, Erica Scourti, Andy Weir, Tom White and Mark Peter Wright), along with curated interventions by (CYT), Tim Dixonand Anne Duffau, a workshop by Daniela Cascella, and many other sounds.

128kbps objects presents newly commissioned and already existing artworks in the form of sound works, live performances and recordings, interviews, readings, thematic playlists and music. These works contemplate and expand on notions of object-hood, looking at the potentials of displaying objects sonically, such as exploring ideas related to the erasure of visual language and the loss of direct interaction with artistic content. They also reflect on the characteristics inherent in the medium employed for the exhibition, an internet radio, interrogating the relationship between speed and quality in the transmission of information on the web, where all the sonic data above a quality threshold of 128 kilo bytes per second is cancelled out.

How would an object manifest itself, be described or narrated when its inherent material quality is taken away, when the viewer is not confronted with its visual appearance?
How can an art object be thought of in relation to the nature of its reception and social presence within the context of an internet radio broadcast?
These were the two questions proposed to the artists, curators and writers contributing to 128kbps objects.

What the audience will be listening to throughout the week are explorations of the malleable and fluctuating relationship between object-hood, medium and site, and their possible impact on the listener. This broadcast is an exploration of ideas of objects in transformation that stretches the often rigid borders created by definitions of materiality and immateriality, interrogating a terrain which is, perhaps, that of a “realism without materialism” (Graham Harman, 2011)*.

*In his essay On the undermining of objects: Grant, Bruno, and Radical Philosophy Graham Harman defines his philosophical position as one which “amounts to a realism without materialism”. (in The Speculative Turn, 2011. Melbourne:

'128kbps objects' radio schedule; tabloid

‘128kbps objects’ radio schedule; tabloid designed by Studio Hato

'128kbps objects' whole week schedule as it appears AirTimePro

128kbps objects’ schedule in AirTimePro on

More details about each of the featured artists and their respective work can be found in our RADIO SCHEDULE PDF  and will be available in full on online schedule during the broadcast via clicking on the read more link next to each listed item.

128kbps objects is supported using public funding by Arts Council England in partnership with (a Pixel Palace project based at Tyneside Cinema in Newcastle-upon-Tyne) and The Northern Charter.

Daniela Cascella’s Writing Sound workshop > Tue 23 October, 1.30-6pm at The Northern Charter

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

As part of our forthcoming internet radio exhibition, presents “128kbps objects” on (22 – 28 October 2012), London-based writer Daniela Cascella will lead the workshop ‘Writing Sound’.

WHEN: Tuesday 23 October 2012, 1.30-6 pm
AT: The Northern Charter,
Fifth Floor,  Commercial Union House
39 Pilgrim Street
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6QE
FREE, booking required as places are limited

The space of Writing Sound is the space of the distance between listening and writing, between being with sounds, when listening, and being distant from them, when writing. This workshop investigates the various degrees of distance from sounds, that can be enacted in writing as a response to listening. It looks at Writing Sound as an autonomous creative activity, constantly re-shaped by how we place ourselves and how we shape our memories – culturally and personally – in the absence of sounds and in the presence of every other today. Throughout the close reading of a series of texts, and a number of listening and writing exercises,
the participants will interrogate, probe and analyse Writing Sound as a critical and creative practice.

Daniela Cascella is a writer based in London and author of En Abîme: Listening, Reading, Writing (Verso Books, 2012). Since the nineties her research has been focused on listening and sound, across a range of publications, curated projects, lectures and workshop. Recent texts and projects (2010/2011) were presented at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Off the Page festival in Whitstable, ICA and Cut&Splice Festival in London. Daniela as also worked extensively as a journalist and curator specialising in Sound Art, producing and curating projects for museums such as the National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome and the British School at Rome.

Workshop is free but it can only take a limited number of participants.

To book your place please send an email to, including the following information:
• your name
• up to 50 words on your particular interest in this workshop, and what you hope to get from attending
• a website if you have one

For more information please email

Cascella will also present a reading from her book En Abîme: Listening, Reading, Writing as part of the radio show that will be broadcast on Tuesday 23 October.

“128kbps objects” is supported using public funding by Arts Council England in partnership with is a Pixel Palace project. Pixel Palace is a creative digital media programme based at the Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle upon Tyne.