audiograft returns with its annual mix of new experimental music, sound art concerts + exhibitions. This year’s festival opens your ears and eyes to extraordinary sounds and radical music, with speakers mounted on pendulums and helium balloons, sound frequencies morphed by heat, bells rung mechanically and melted down in a furnace and performances that create absorbing and evocative sound worlds and visuals.
At the heart of the festival is a group exhibition at OVADA featuring Mario De Vega, Arno Fabre and Minoru Sato, none of whom have previously exhibited in the UK. Contemporary music ensemble Icebreaker close the festival with their latest project.
audiograft 2015 11 – 27 March
Tickets: £10 / £8 concession + booking fee (exhibitions are free + launch night event)
Featured artists 2015: Maria Chavez • Arno Fabre • Andy Guhl • Jennifer Walshe • Mario De Vega • Darren Copeland • James Saunders • Lucio Capece • Sally Golding • Minoru Sato • Paul Newland • Janek Schaefer • Matthew Shlomowitz • Sam Kidel • Mike Blow • Diego Garro • John Grieve • Keir Williams & Joseph Fairweather Hole •
audiograft is curated by the Sonic Art Research Unit (SARU) at Oxford Brookes University and co-promoted by OCM.