Thursday, 29 October 2009

Analogue Tape Glove v1 @ Phoenix Gallery

We are currently installing the Analogue Tape Glove v1 @ the Phoenix Gallery in Brighton.
This is part of an exhibition by art collective "Beatabet" entitled "Win, Win, Win"
The exhibition is running between 31st October and 6th December, with the Private view on friday 30th Oct,so please come down and support it if u can! ThanksS!



in the North Gallery


31 Oct – 6 Dec 2009

Wed - Sun 11am - 5pm


Preview: 30 Oct, 6 – 8 pm

Beatabet invite you to try your luck at WIN! WIN! WIN!
Enter a world of bureaucratic disorder and arcade amusements, where everyday experiences become funfair games and simple toys take on a menacing air of authority.
Roll up to the Fortune Obscura and WIN! your place in the “One World One Minute” hall of fame by re-mixing Brighton's fortunes past, pulled deep from the vaults of Screen Archive South East.
This highly interactive, multimedia exhibition is as much a game as it is a visit to a gallery, where one lucky visitor will be selected as “The Winner” and be treated to “The Prize”.Take a ticket and start your journey through what will be a unique and memorable gallery experience.
The Beatabet collective, founded in 2002, is a dynamic coalition of over 40 artists who revel in the overlap between art, music, performance, improvisation and new media. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

"The Beatabet Collective is an outrageously talented bunch of musicians, artists, dancers and film-makers hailing from Brighton. This tribe of renegades specialize in hosting alternative multimedia events in unusual venues." Bearded Magazine
This project has been enabled by Screen South and the UK Film Council's Digital Film Archive Fund supported by the National Lottery.

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

ATG Project Description

This interactive sound installation deals with exploring the physical connection between people and technology. A tangible user interface, taking the form of a glove is worn by the participant as they are invited to interact with an analogue tape surface. As the glove comes in contact with the tape, sound is generated and can be manipulated via touch and movement. This piece intends to explore the somewhat obsolete medium of tape through a playful and sonically interesting experience, appealing to a wide audience. the pre-recorded sound on the tape is a random collage of compiled material including a range of musical styles & found recordings.
This piece is informed by works such as Nam June Paik’s “Random Access Music” and Stockhausen’s Tape experimentations as well as the notion of using analogue tape as an instrument.

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Work in Progress. Playing the tape surface.

After attaching one tape head to the finger of the glove, the tape surface was played with some interesting results.

Extending the tape head of a walkman

Glove Blueprints

Analogue Tape Glove- Early Project Plan

Project ATG :the beginning