Inside the Circle of Fire: The Sheffield Sound Map – Millennium Gallery – 12th Sept-23rd Feb
From making childhood recordings of birdsong in his garden, to co-founding electronic pioneers Cabaret Voltaire, and his work as one of the UK’s pre-eminent sound recordists, Sheffield-born Chris Watson has had an enduring fascination with sound.
In this ambitious new exhibition, Chris will transform the Millennium Gallery into an immersive ‘sound map’ of Sheffield, charting its boundaries on the edge of the Peak and travelling its waterways to the bustling heart of the city. By truly hearing the sounds of the city, perhaps for the first time, we hope that visitors will gain a new perspective on Sheffield in 2013.
Make No Small Plans Here – Trafalgar House – 26th-29th Sept
“Make no small plans here”— the favourite saying of America’s most extraordinary TV evangelist, Oral Roberts. Driven, charismatic and, at times, tormented.
This project engages creatively with Roberts’ extraordinary life story. It takes the form of an immersive audio visual installation featuring ten original songs written by cellist Lins Wilson and vocalist Jon Foulger.
DECAY: Chard & Kent Exhibition – CADS – 29th August – 27th Sept
The Decay Exhibition displays a unique combination of art in two forms. Kent’s distinctive sculptures are truly captivating and allow for individual interpretation of the meaning behind them. What better subject for Chard remains to capture where he feels most at home, derelict building and far off places, or just anywhere that makes for an unusual shots.
Jonathan Wilkinson: We’re Not the Least Afraid of Ruins – KIAC – 14th – 27th Sept
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