20 April – 11 July 2015
Glasgow Sculpture Studios is delighted to announce its first Canal based artist-in-residence for Creative Cargo with Manchester based collective Owl Project.
Owl Project will embark on a journey of exploration as Canal based artists-in-residence. Working collaboratively and in response to the local communities in our area and directly inspired by the history, environment and future aspirations for the Forth and Clyde Canal, the artists will create a new body of performative and sculptural work to be launched at the annual Whisky Bond Building Summer Party on Saturday 11th July. Owl Project will work with various Young People and adult groups across North Glasgow and will focus on collaborative approaches to sound work, working directly with local music groups to create new sound based installations focusing on the fusion of woodwork and technology, and adapting their existing synth based projects to the sounds of the area and its communities.
Owl Project is a collaborative group of artists consisting of Simon Blackmore, Antony Hall and Steve Symons. They work with wood and electronics to fuse sculpture and sound art, creating music making machines, interfaces and objects which intermix pre-steam and digital technologies.
Drawing on influences such as 70’s synthesiser culture, DIY woodworking and current digital crafts, the resulting artwork is a quirky and intriguing critique of the allure and production of technology. Owl Project make a distinctive range of musical and sculptural instruments that question human interaction with computer interfaces and our increasing appetite for new and often disposable technologies
This residency is part of Glasgow Sculpture Studios Learning and Engagement programme Creative Cargo and is kindly funded by Esmee Fairbairn Foundation. More information about the overall programme and our funders can be found on our Learning and Engagement page