Emotion and the Tech(no)body – exhibition for Unconscious Archives festival

I’m taking part in Emotion​ ​+ the​ ​Tech(no)body​,​ ​Curated​ ​by​ ​Sally​ ​Golding,​ ​part​ ​of​ ​Unconscious​ ​Archives​ ​Festival at​ ​Austrian Cultural​ ​Forum,​ ​London​, which opens on 20th September, showing Stone Tapes. More info on the exhibition below.


Private View Wednesday 20 September, 6pm-9pm
Exhibition continues 21 September – 17 November 2017
Austrian Cultural Forum London
28 Rutland Gate, Knightsbridge, SW7 1PQ, London Venue details

RSVP for private view – FREE

Emotion + the Tech(no)body considers our cultural and emotional attachment to data and the relationship of our bodies to technology, through the physical resonance of memory and the evolution of both the archive and machine as an ephemeral site for self-imaging and self-construction. The show includes work by Austrian and international artists working across sound art, experimental film, software programming, laboratory culture, sculpture, radio, ephemeral art, instrument building and post internet art. By repurposing technology and imbibing it with error, narrative and place, the artists bring new media art into question as an emotional and responsive space, and as a new resource for collective experience.

Artworks by:

Benedict Drew (UK), Graham Dunning (UK), Stephen Cornford (UK), Audrey Samson (CA), Christine Schörkhuber (AT), Ulla Rauter (AT), Reni Hofmüller (AT), Davide Bevilacqua & Veronika Krenn(AT/IT) and Theresa Schubert (DE).


Two special onsite events accompany the exhibition:

Thursday 19th October, 7pm: Conny Zenk (AT) – Self[ie]DREAMER Conny Zenk works across new media art, dance, film and visual culture to create performances which seek to capture and re-organise the immediate audience space through participatory technology. Self[ie]DREAMER is her new solo work based upon her ongoing collaborative project Selfie Shamanism, which seeks to capture the essential qualities of our bodies in conversation with our everyday smartphone devices, seeking a place between tradition and new technological reflexes.


Friday 10th November, 7pm: Nikolaus Gansterer (AT) & Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll (AU/UK) – Translecture Nikolaus Gansterer’s Translectures are performative translations turning thought experiments into actions which invite the audience to understand and interpret ‘one reality through another’. A form of notation which creates a new vocabulary, Translectures sit between the lines of drawing, choreography and performance and bring into question how far a drawing – for Gansterer a medium of high immediacy – can become tool of communication, a score, and again an instruction for taking action. Specially devised in response to the exhibition Emotion + the Tech(no)body, Gansterer presents a new Translecture in collaboration with writer, academic and artist Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll author of Art in the Time of Colony (Ashgate Press 2014/Routledge 2016).

Image: Audrey Samson – Goodnight Sweatheart, photo by Alexis Bellavance


Dunning / Webster acoustic gig (London)

BRÅK means means ‘noise’ in Norwegian and ‘fight’ in Swedish. It’s a new improvised music series organised by Cath Roberts, Colin Webster and Tom Ward. At the first event I’ll play some objects and a snare drum, with Colin on saxophone.

Unit 2 Mantle Court, 209-211 Mantle Road, London SE4 2EW
18h30 Saturday 9th September 2017

Facebook event here and tickets here.

Cath Roberts (baritone saxophone) & Kim Macari (trumpet)
Tom Ward (alto saxophone) & Corey Mwamba (vibraphone)
Colin Webster (saxophone) & Graham Dunning (objects)

Mechanical Techno at Mutek Festival, Canada

This Wheel’s on Fire
Cycloidal and tactile, its a flurry of object-artist interactions: the sounding c(h)ordal structure of Alexis Langevin-Tetrault’s string network; the mechanical, sculptural vinyl assemblage of Graham Dunning; luminescent, gyroscopically attuned musical tops by Myriam Bleau; Sculpture’s zoetropic turntable activated animations; and the hand drawn grid-defying house music of Sensate Focus.

August 23, 2017 21:30 – 00:45
Society for Arts and Technology [SAT]
1201 Saint-Laurent Blvd, Montréal, QC H2X 2S6
Montréal, Canada

More info/tickets

Mechanical Techno in London

Jaxson Payne [dtub Custom MIDI-Drum Project],
Graham Dunning: Mechanical Techno,
Shelley Parker,
Morten Norbye Halvorsen,
Steph Horak,
With DJ’s Oliver Baggott & Shintaro Taketani.

New River Studios, 199 Eade Road, London
Saturday 19th August, 20h00
Entry: £6

In conjunction with the release of ‘MIDI-Drum Compositions-2’ by dtub:

Jaxson Payne [dtub- Custom MIDI-Drum Project]
Jaxson uses an electronic drum kit to trigger samples from a custom library of thousands of sounds to create live techno performances. Each piece is played in real-time entirely on the drum pads in one take with no backing tracks, loops or overdubs.

Graham Dunning: Mechanical Techno
Dunning’s live work explores sound as texture, timbre and something tactile, drawing on bedroom production, tinkering and recycling found objects. The Mechanical Techno project uses looping records, locked grooves, audio triggers to analogue synths, mechanically played percussion and mechanically triggered drum-machines, with live mixed AV.

Shelley Parker
Bass frequencies, live audio feeds and found sounds are recurring themes within Shelley Parker’s performance, installation and music production. Her distinctive style, encompassing elements of old school hardcore, noise, techno and electro has led to DJ sets in venues as diverse as Fabric and Tate Britain.

Morten Norbye Halvorsen
Morten Norbye Halvorsen is an artist and composer whose work incorporates sculpture, film, sound works and concert appearances in an ongoing exploration of collaboration, music and performance. Morten is a Frequent collaborator with artist Jessica Warboys, member of the band Concert and central to the Cornish Koept and Open Source Sound collective with releases as the MNH.

Steph Horak
As a vocalist/producer Steph Horak experiments with different systems for voice and composition, whether through the use of self-programmed systems, or combinations of hardware and electronic instruments built by friends. Stylistically they edge somewhere between experimental electronica, traditional songwriting, and conceptual pieces.

With DJ’s Oliver Baggott and Shintaro Taketani
Long-running DJ partners of disco pop and 80’s synth sound and founders of East London club night, Club Pacific.

DJ set at Spawning Ceremony for Berseker Issue 1 + John’s Worth 3

I’ll play some vaguely sci-fi and berserk sounding sounds at Lo & Behold, East London on 10th August for the launch of two new publications. Full info below. Facebook page here.

Spawning Ceremony for Berseker Issue 1 + John’s Worth 3
Lo & Behold London
2b Swanfield St, Shoreditch, E2 7DS London
19:00 – 22:00
Free entry

Meaningless slugs, I am Low Preistess Kleax Vizz Nix, editor of BERSERKER, and I am manifesting on your digital hive to order you to attend the SPAWNING CEREMONY of BERSERKER #1 + John’s Worth #3 on Thursday, August, 10th for the unending glory of GOM! BERSERKER is obstentially an anthology exploring ideas about genre fiction narratives in contemporary art, though in truth it’s actual purpose would be lost on your pathetic terran minds.

Featuring mind crushing cartooning from Jonathan Chandler, Anya Davidson, Lando, Benjamin Marra, Lane Milburn, Hardeep Pandhal, and Alexander Tucker. A cover by Robert Beatty and psyche altering articles by Peter Bebergal, Adham Faramawy, Sammy Harkham, Joey Holder, Alan Jefferson, Phillip Serfaty, and Jamie Sutcliffe. Design by Chief Cheeky Boglin Leon Sadler and editorial assistance from puke inducing insect men Tom Oldham and Jamie Suttcliffe.

John’s Worth #3 emanates from the mind of BERSERKER contributer Jonathan Chandler, Britain’s most isolated cartoonist. Described as “a parasitic-AR, scorched-earth sex-nightmare”, this latest instalment of Chandler’s twisted and brilliant opus is rife with Cronenbergian monstrosities, intrigue and death. ALL HAIL GOM.
As a part of the ceremony there will be live performances, static art and disc jockeys.

Sandbite an Installation by Lando.
An Exhibition of Art from John’s Worth Issue 3.

Alexander Tucker (Thrill Jockey)
Joey Holder & Dane Sutherland “The Exegesis of Swamp Brain”

Lando (Decadence Comics)
Graham Dunning (NTS)

With Guests: Anya Davidson, Jonathan Chandler, Lane Milburn, Leon Sadler.

7pm Till Late

Lo & Behold
2B Swanfield St
E2 7DS



New mix series for New New World Radio

Launching on 8th August, a series of four mixes, each two hours long, broadcasting on New New World Radio.  The shows will be broadcast fortnightly. Scratchy improv, dream sounds, odd electronics, noise.

Moscow time (GMT+3), premieres + repeats
Graham Dunning  — 19:00; 02:00; 09:00. (UK = 16:00, 23:00, 06:00)
Listen at: http://nnwradio.com/


Episode 1 – 8th/9th August

Rutger Hauser – No Bears
Dylan Nyoukis & Thomas Bench – Untitled (Nyoukis mix)
Soldercup – Ungostena
Sue Lynch – Saw
David Birchall – For The Third Time That Week She Asked Herself “What Would Emma Goldman Do?”
Kate Armitage – Spiral Deco
John Edwards & Tom Wheatley – Yoke 102
Twinkle3 feat Sidsel Endnesen – Drag The Solar Sail
DunningWebsterUnderwood – Ghostnimbusdart
Silver Dick – Hog Against Your Wishes
Richard Sanderson – Seperating Circle
Mark Dicker – Venus Rolled Backwards
People of the North – Religion In Their Work
Anton Mobin – Innsbroke (I)
Iris Garrelfs – Encounter 4
Himë Bangs (ii) – Circlip
Part Wild Horses Mane On Both Sides – Unknown Bird Species
Andrea Borghi – Unfathomless Part III
Flaherty Corsano Duo – Sign Your Name In The Sand Please
Nacht Und Nebel – Lieschi
Ripsaw Catfisth – Mud


Episode 2 – 22nd/23rd August

Magnétophone – Iubeecha
Wings & Claws – Live in the Sitting Room part 2
Unknown – Al Ardah (Musiques, Chants et Danses des Emirats D’Arabie)
Stuart Chalmers – Chasing Shadows
Far Rainbow – In A State Of Weightlessness
Gavin Prior – 一
I Putu Gede Sukaryana (Balot) – C (Anomali)
Bridget Hayden – Incantations from Yin Valley Side 2
Maya Dunietz & Tom White – Josephine
Toots & Purrs – Go Stop Go (Play Room)
Coims – White Olives
Delphine Dora – Jaillissements Cathartiques
Audio Camera SFX Record – Heartbeat
Sky, Horse & Death – Dithering
Mira Calix – The Way You Are When
Found Tape – Cupboard Song
Wood Cabin – Trim The Excess
F.Ampism – 82 is as 82 is
Pram – Keep In A Dry Place And Away From Children
Embla Quickbeam & Graham Dunning – Occult System
Burl – Circle I
Rachael Finney – Passing Circle


Episode 3 – 5th/6th September

Richard Frances – 2013
Kujuu – Botsu
José Delgado – I-V
Schuttle – Probe (One Full rotation)
Paul Nataraj – Goose Wunderlich’s Community Service
C. Reider – Teil 2
Marina Rosenfeld – I Launch An Attack
Tans – L’infant Neraviglioso
xß – Pink Liquid
SkyHighDiamonds – Searchlight
Filter Feeder – Shopping (Shelley Parker remix)
Red Brut – Dry Land
Sculpture – DDR Tape Side B
Like A Tim – Everlasting Manufaturer of Synthis
Neil Cosgrove – Unknown Acid PL3
Umfang – Wingless Victory
Norah Lorway – 1.1
Nene Hatun – Asceticism
Deathcount in Silicon Valley – Ephemerol
Karen Gwyer – Trapezoidal Weekly
Yuan Mekong – Electronik Ocean
Our Fortress – Happiness Money
Tulketh – slanck
Criteron – Hollow point
Ewa Justka – Horny 1
Dwellings – Drone Invasion


Episode 4 – 19th/20th September

Robin Foster – PPCRN
XQM – Session #20 2016-08-30
2:13pm + motherfucking + la sixeme faute – Anahata
Ben Gwilliam – Break Down Speed Up Side A
Consumer Electronics – And At Any Rate It’s Too Late
Left Hand Cuts Off The Right – Martywn Cien
TODD – Deep Grief One To Four
W/W – Truetone, Signal Flow
Worship My Panther – Pillow Of Empty Cans
Dead Neanderthals – Pillar of Teeth
Pymathon – Oration of Hideous Decomposition
Sascha Brosamer – Billboard
Graham Dunning – Whispers of the Dead Side 1
Human Heads – Blue Screen
Noiseferatu – The Radish Invocation
Utschumballa – Weltklange/Ende
Blue Sabbath Black Fiji / Nihilist Assault Group – Planned Obselescence
Cementimental – Cuniculum
Esther Chlorine – Neighborhood for Certain Thoughts / A Vanity Mirror