Presentation, July 17 – 25
From May 17th until July 17th the British sound artist Simon Whetham has a working period at Witte Rook. He starts his residency online in his hometown Marseille and will spend the final three weeks in Breda. Simon uses found sounds and objects as raw material for composition, installation and performance. Simon will conclude his residency with a presentation at Witte Rook from 17th till 25th of July.
Over the last two years he has been activating motor devices through playing amplified audio signals through them, and exploring ways to cause and retain a physical or material trace of a sound through analogue and mechanical methods rather than digital. His projects are continually combining aspects of installation and performance, and he will also use this working period to discuss the process of creation of the work, in order to better understand how an audience responds and what they gain from it.
Simon keeps a blog on his website to share his workprocess and the meetings with Dutch soundartist in Brabant such as Dyane Donck, Bart van Dongen, Rogier Telderman, Julian Edwardes and many more.
Call for Donations – Old Technology
For almost all of us there are a number of mechanical electronic products we bought a few years ago that we felt were essential to our lives, used a great deal in the beginning and now sit on shelves gathering dust, are in storage or are cluttering up our home, no longer used.
Simon Whetham asks if you could donate these sad and useless machines to his project with us at Witte Rook for him to give new life and purpose. You can deliver them on Thursdays at Witte Rook June 24th, July 1th and 8th from 9.00 till 12.00 hours or sent an e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ideal items are HiFi systems, computers, printers and scanners – anything that operates with an electric motor in