This month, Kinetic Ubiquitous Bandwidths (KUB), consisting of Larry Phillips and Janis Sokolovskis, will be entering as artists in residence at Grow Eco-Lab (designed by local sustainable architects, Studio Bark) which is located outside Grow.
The two have been focusing on multidisciplinary practices exploring new musical performance environments incorporating the use of active listening and embodied music cognition. Over the past few months, they have been working on Social Collaborative Heuristic Mobile Audio Kontrollers (SCHMAKs). SCHMAK is an interactive device that allows participants to interact with sound using simple and intuitive gestures. The interaction is complementary to all levels of musical expertise and has a versatile range of applications.
KUB are inviting all active members of the artistic community to participate in the exploration of potential creative applications and music making at the Eco Pod. Collaboration sessions will be announced on this Facebook Group. The sessions will be used to find ways of incorporating SCHMAKs into other disciplines. The outcome of these conversations will culminate in the showcase of some of the innovations produced during their artist residency. It will be an all-inclusive social event, hosted by Grow.
We want to take this opportunity and thank Chantel Koning for beautifully designed garments and Antoine Paichard for taking the stunning photo.
Studio Bark's ‘U-Build’ eco-pod is designed to make the process of building more accessible and affordable, using a modular system suitable for the circular economy, where all parts are fully adaptable, ecological and recyclable with potential to create your own furniture, buildings, community + offer solutions where people build and inhabit a space of their own.
Grow exists for music, art, food, conversation, community and a space where everyone is welcome. Run as an experiment in ethical and sustainable business, Grow works in partnership with local artists, musicians and community groups, while asking: Is it possible to be a financially sustainable enterprise while:
Using eco-electricty; eco cleaning and recycled products
Sourcing locally and sustainably wherever possible
Working in partnership with independent and ethical enterprises wherever possible
Using organic and fairtrade wherever possible.
Offering free entry events wherever possible to share music, art and community workshops