The Meaning of Colour, collaborative study day with the National Gallery

The National Gallery in collaboration with the Open University: A Study Day to accompany the exhibition Making Colour (18 June – 7 September, 2014)

Saturday 6 September, 10.30am–3.30pm
Sainsbury Wing Theatre

Speakers include Caroline Campbell, Gill Perry, Emma Barker, David Batchelor and Roger Hiorns

Tickets

£25/£10 concessions

Book tickets

“The National Gallery exhibition ‘Making Colour‘ takes visitors on a journey through colour from the ancient world to the Impressionists. On this study day, the journey continues up to the present day. You will hear from art historians and artists who will explore different aspects The National Gallery exhibition Making Colour takes visitors on a journey through colour from the ancient world to the Impressionists. On this study day, the journey continues up to the present day. You will hear from art historians and artists who will explore different aspects of the exhibition and discuss the symbolism of colour in different contexts. The cultural fear of corruption from colour will also be examined – along with the work of artists and writers who have challenged that fear.” From the National Gallery website 

For more information and to book tickets go to the National Gallery website

Event: Valuing Electronic Music

Upstairs at The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Rd, London N1 9JB

6 June 2014 4.30-10pm Admission free

Valuing Electronic Music is an ongoing study of electronic music and the people who value it, carried out by Daniel Allington (Open University), Anna Jordanous (King’s College, London), and Byron Dueck (Open University). Their work explores how the value of electronic music transcends economic value for producers, DJs, and audiences — and how geographical location continues to play a significant role in the recognition of musical value even where musical scenes become increasingly international (thanks in large part to websites such as SoundCloud). Such findings have implications for the careers of music-makers more generally.

On 6 June, they are holding a public event at The Lexington in Angel, Islington, featuring talks, live performances, and an interactive panel discussion with electronic music producers. Come along to find out what the group and other researchers have discovered, as well as to hear some great music and to put your own questions to the people who make it. You are welcome to drop in at any time.

4.30 Doors open

5.00 Free food

5.30 Introduction

5.45 Music: Glitch Lich

6.30 Talk: Luis-Manuel Garcia

7.00 Music: Winterlight

7.45 Talk: Daniel Allington, Anna Jordanous, Byron Dueck

8.15 Music: Slackk

9.00 Panel: Chad McKinney (Glitch Lich), Tim Ingham (Winterlight), Paul Lynch (Slackk)

9.30 Thanks

The Valuing Electronic Music project combines social network analysis of online data with ethnographic interviewing and observation to understand how music-makers produce value for their own and one another’s work, especially in genres without mainstream recognition. It is currently supported by an AHRC Research Development Grant. See our website at www.open.ac.uk/vem/ for more details.