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(ON) ACCORDANCE exhibition | Grand Union | 1.12.12 – 19.01.13

Saturday, December 1st, 2012

(ON) ACCORDANCE was a collaboration between Grand Union and, exploring the possibilities of working across sites of production and distribution through the presentation of new online commissions and offline versions of web-based artworks.

While we launched the online exhibition Accordance, Grand Union presented a gallery exhibition of artworks on display on (1 December 2012 – 19 January 2013).
(ON) ACCORDANCE  presented offline versions of a selection of artworks produced for previous online exhibitions. Five artists, Irini Karayannopoulou, M+M (Marc Weis and Martin De Mattia), Rosa Menkman, Damien Roach and Richard Sides, and their respective artworks were selected by Grand Union curators in response to the Accordance editorial.

Richard Sides The Joyful System (the Usual Suspects rendition), 2012 Found material, various poster designs, rug, dimensions variable

Richard Sides
The Joyful System (the Usual Suspects rendition), 2012
Found material, various poster designs, rug, dimensions variable

Irini Karayannopoulou
Immaterial, 2010
One film and 22 soundtracks, 4 min 7 sec (looped)

M+M (Marc Weis and Martin De Mattia)
Autobahnschleife (Motorway-Loop), since 1996
Logo of the motorway loop transferred on wall

Rosa Menkman
Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I’ll Go Into the Tulgey Woods), 2011
Digital video, 3 min 40 sec (looped)
Damien Roach Michigan parachute/Kitchen/Arp 147, 2012 Digital video, 10 min 48 sec (looped) - Screenshot

Damien Roach
Michigan parachute/Kitchen/Arp 147, 2012
Digital video, 10 min 48 sec (looped) – Screenshot

As part of (On) Accordance Open File, a curatorial project by artist Jack Brindley and curator Tim Dixon, presented the event and torrent file Hashfail, featuring works by Rhys Coren, Polly Fibre, Joey Holder, JK Keller, Yuri Pattison, Pil & Galia Kollectiv and Oliver Sutherland (Fri 14 December, 7pm at Grand Union and online).

More details about the project can be found on Grand Union website.


Sound Writing workshop by Daniela Cascella

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

As part of the radio exhibition 128kbps objects, on Tuesday 23 October 2012 London-based writer Daniela Cascella led the 5-hour workshop Writing Sound at The Northern Charter project space in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

The workshop Writing Sound operated as the space of the distance between listening and writing, between being with sounds, when listening, and being distant from them, when writing. The workshop investigated the various degrees of distance from sounds, that can be enacted in writing as a response to listening. It looked 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 interrogated, probed and analysed Writing Sound as a critical and creative practice.

Workshop participants: Jenny Duffy, Susie Green, Ben Jeans Houghton, Kate Liston, Adam Potts, Suzy O’Hara, Dominc Smith, James Watts and Ellie Wright.

A collection of the texts written during the workshop will be soon uploaded on this page.

Sara Nunes Fernandes’ The sideway boy… | ICA, London

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

Artist Sara Nunes Fernandes presented a staged preview version of the radio work that was commissioned for 128kbps objects exhibition, The sideways boy and the levitating granny, The frontal man and the backside woman, The upside-down man and his wife who had her feet on the ground. The performance took place at the ICA in London on the 21st October 2012 as part of the Art Licks Annual event for which Art Licks invited to present an offsite project.

More information about 128kbps objects can be found here. 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.

Kayak Libre Water Taxi web map by artist duo Manu Luksch and Mukul Patel

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

In occasion of Search Engine residency programme at Grand Union (Birmingham), co-commissioned Kayak Libre generic viagra Water Taxi interactive map, which is part of the project Kayak Libre [[free thinking, free transport]] by the artist duo Manu Luksch and Mukul Patel.

The project has been produced in collaboration with Fierce and Grand Union, with the support of the Austrian Cultural Forum, generic viagra price The Bond Company and VIVID.

[Kayak Libre Water Taxi web map]