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Other Side of the Wall is an interactive space we’re hoping, with your help, to be premiered at the Royal Academy of Music for the Summer of 2020. The work will explore the beauty of our shared everyday. By magnifying our everyday tasks, from the washing up to our morning commute to the ambient sounds of our neighbourhoods, we hope to bridge the divides which isolate us.
The final product will be a room-sized installation consisting of strung textiles, immersive audio (including a work written for the Brompton Quartet), and interactive electronics. Participants will explore the space using their phones, and everyday technology we take for granted, revealing audio submitted by you and discovering the world of beauty contained within our everyday.
Over the next 2 months, we invite you into our creative practice as we finalize our designs and test our technology. You'll see firsthand how artists create works, from the imaginative design stages through trial and error testing to the practical craftsmanship of production. You'll be treated to behind-the-scenes pictures, videos, updates, blogs, and podcasts, bringing you into every aspect of the process.
Technology expands human capabilities. Yet, as technology evolves to our needs, so too do we adapt to technology. This dynamic between human and artifice is at the heart of Subpatch’s work. By employing gesture capture devices to extend human expressivity into digital domains, Subpatch create multimedia experiences encompassing the range of human experience, from reflective and universal to light and absurd.
Subpatch have performed their works in both the UK, at the AMOK Festival in York and at the Brunel Museum in London, and the United States, in the VU Symposium in Park City. Subpatch was founded in 2018 by Jared Bennett, Lazar Liebenberg, and Jon Paul Mayse.
We hope to build a room-sized installation, inhabited by sounds, submitted by you, taken from your everyday. These sounds might be so mundane you have never stopped to listen, or encapsulate a ritual or activity you draw solace from. They will then be curated and used as the grounding to the soundscape within the room. The soundscape will be malleable and interactive, explorable by the audience both through their phones and their physical interactions with the space.
Subpatch's first work re-contextualized Rock-Paper-Scissors as a positive exploration of nostalgia for childhood. Subsequent works have utilized technology to create novel interactions with everyday technology and between people. This installation is a continuation of our desire to explore how we relate to ourselves, each other, and technology.
We are hoping to raise £2000 over the next two months. The SoundCrowd funds will place us in a strong enough financial position to seek further grants to finish the project.
The initial funding will allow us to create the prototypes and initial construction of the installation. It will also allow us to secure the Brompton Quartet for recordings to be used in the installation and live performances within the installation space.
After SoundCrowd is finished, we will seek £1000 more in grants and private funding before the exhibition. This will allow us to finish construction of all four panels and to market the experience, so as to create a larger impact and foster a larger community.
We are excited to offer rewards ranging from (((early entry to our submission portal))) to personalized miniature versions of the installation and dedications on the work itself.
Some Images of the designs thus far:
Layout in the space:
Initial Construction Designs
Tests for String Arrangements
This is only possible with your support. Please donate, share, and submit your recordings/suggestions!
Select this reward if you just want to donate to the project without receiving a reward.
Week early viewing of progress videos including prototypes, testings, current designs and sounds
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Estimated delivery: 1 November 2019
1 ticket to the opening night, including a live performance by the Brompton Quartet, exclusive access to the installation, and a Q&A with a the composers. Includes free drink
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Estimated delivery: 1 June 2020
2 exclusive tickets to Subpatch workshop in April, featuring a performance of all of Subpatch's works to date, as well as the chance to interact with all the pieces and technology yourself! Will include large-scale prototypes of Other Side of the Wall
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Estimated delivery: 1 April 2020
2 tickets to the Millfield Concert by the Brompton Quartet (date to be confirmed). This will include a 45 minute concert featuring quartets by two of the composers in Subpatch alongside a concert performance of part of the installation. Free drinks and nibbles.
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Estimated delivery: 1 January 2020
the gift of a small module built by the composers that will have the functionality of the final installation. Basically, a personal version of Other Side of the Wall.
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Estimated delivery: 1 March 2020
Sponsorship of a module which will be credited in the installation via a small plaque and the ultimate insider package: direct contact with the composers via email and skype to discuss progress and the chance to interact with the prototypes as they are being built.
Estimated delivery: 1 June 2020