Attaya Projects: Cycles of Brass

Wednesday 2 July 2014, 5:30-7pm

Admission Free

Attaya Projects artists Alexander Berman, Lalya Gaye and Filip Strebeyko will talk about the making and meaning of the installation, Cycles of Brass, as well as discuss the use of scientific and engineering processes in the making of artworks. Berman and Strebeyko will be travelling from Gothenburg, Sweden for the installation and for this talk.

Cycles of Brass is a dynamic and meditative installation by Attaya Projects, displayed at the DLI Art Gallery in Durham from 28 June to 21 September 2014, in conjunction with the Brass Durham International Festival. In this installation, two brass instruments suspended in separate aquariums are exposed to opposite electrochemical processes. Aging the surface of one instrument while restoring that of the other, these processes occurring before our eyes are transformed through digital technology to create an abstract brass soundscape, gently evoking the transient nature of brass music culture throughout history.

Attaya Projects is a digital media art practice based in Newcastle upon Tyne that functions as a platform for creative collaborations among artists, designers and technologists. This piece will be realised by Attaya Project’s director Lalya Gaye in collaboration with artists Alexander Berman and Filip Strebeyko, all of who have exhibited and performed internationally.

Alexander Berman is a Swedish artist, musician and software developer based in Göteborg, Sweden, who explores sound, music, language, the brain and other complex systems to create artworks, computer simulations and new forms of interaction.

Lalya Gaye is a Swedish-Senegalese-Malian digital media artist and interaction designer based in Newcastle upon Tyne. She is interested in the poetic and creative space between the physical and the digital, and works primarily with sound, light, metal, interactive technologies, and urban space.

Filip Strebeyko is a Swedish architect and graphic designer based in Göteborg, Sweden. His work bridges the gap between architecture and art, and revolves around the metaphysics of time, space and memory.

Cycles of Brass is funded by the Arts Council England with support from the Swedish Arts Grants Committee.