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Best of Z Lab live!

Watermans presents a Weekender inviting artists, performers, composers and technologists to present work that explores directions, intersections and collaborations in performance, dance, sound, technology and more!

Fri 1 Nov • 8pm Bar • FREE Paul Granjon’s performances combine raw entertainment involving computer-controlled devices and home-made musical instruments with thoughts about humans, animals and technology. The performance kit, which fits in a large suitcase, will feature amongst other things a robotic bird, Mofo the disco dancing robot, and the latest development of a sustainably powered performance machine.

Brand New

Fri 1 Nov • 9.45pm Bar • FREE

Fri 1 Nov • 5pm–7.30pm Theatre • £5 This event brings together artists, performers and technologists to present and share new work and ideas, including Bodies of Planned Obsolescence & Waste Circuits by Dani Ploeger, Chisato Minamimura’s findings on how technology can enhance the experience of deaf audiences, light/ organ/unloaded by Francis Marion Moseley Wilson, HUMAN by Haein Song and more.

Orchestra of Samples



Addictive TV Media Remix Set

Sat 2 Nov • 8pm Theatre • £10 (includes ticket for Hidden Fields by dS) Electronic duo and audio/video artists Addictive TV present two different shows. As well as bringing their dynamic audiovisual media remix set to Watermans, we’re proud to present the World premiere of their new project ‘Orchestra of Samples’ – an ambitious AV delight based on sampling recording sessions the duo filmed with more than 100 musicians around the world, fusing all manner of styles and instruments.

Sat 2 Nov • 7pm Bar • FREE DMT is Marco Donnarumma, Christos Michalakos, and Atau Tanaka, a trio of visceral electronic musicians that interface corporeal gesture and physical gesture with pulsing electronic noise. Together they create a wall of sound that is live technological thrill.


Sat 2 Nov • 6pm Bar • FREE In this 10-minute piece Davide Della Casa and Guy John will delight the audience with mesmerising code-generated visuals and sounds using the Livecodelab online live-coding software, where short snippets of code turn on-the fly in fantastic images and tunes.

Motèl Mari

Sat 2 Nov • 6.30pm Watermans Bar • FREE Motèl Mari are João Orecchia, Mpumelelo Mcata and Tshepang Ramoba. A site specific performance using homemade circuits, feedback loops and pedals. Addictive TV •

installations & other events

Falling into place

Fri 1 & Sat 2 Nov • From 1pm Sun 3 Nov • 1pm–5pm Studio 1 • FREE • Booking required Gretchen Schiller, Jonathan McCree & Helen Paris Produced by Philippa Barr

Hidden Fields

Hidden Fields, dS

Sat 2 Nov • 9.30pm Theatre • £10 (includes ticket for Addictive TV’s Orchestra of Samples) Multi-award winning digital dance performance Hidden Fields is a high-impact and accessible show using rigorous methods from theoretical physics and state-of-the-art computing interpreting dancers as energy fields whose movement creates ripples and waves in an invisible sea of energy.

An intimate 15-minute guided sound and video installation, where participants are invited to touch, catch and hold the traces of place with different custom designed audiovisual furniture environments.


31 Oct 2013 – 5 Jan 2014 Gallery • FREE Aisyah Ajib, Pradeep Balasubramanian, Kabir Kanabar, Radha Mistry, Mitra Saboury, Ayesha Singh, Bindi Vora, Rebecca Vafiadis with Nadia Ahdout, Seulbi Lee and Krishnan Vijayaraghavan

Watermans’ annual exhibition showcasing the emerging talent in the field of digital art, design and media production.

Firefly – a game of dark intentions

Cave of Sounds

Sat 2 Nov • 5pm–8pm In Car Park • FREE

Pollie Barden and Chloe Varelidi

Play in the DARK!! A tagging game that explores temporal memory, and exploits the balance of collaboration and competition. The action takes place at night.

Children’s theatre Half Moon presents

Misunderstood Monsters

plus site-specific digital game Sun 3 Nov • 3pm Theatre • £6.50 Saint Georgie, a professional monster catcher and his faithful sidekick, Squeezy, are on their most dangerous mission yet.

Fri 1 & Sat 2 Nov • From 12noon Sun 3 Nov • 12noon–5pm Bar • FREE Tim Murray-Browne with Borja Alexandre, Dom Aversano, Sus Garcia, Wallace Hobbes, Daniel Lopez, Tadeo Sendon, Panagiotis Tigas, Kacper Ziemianin

Experiment and play in an interactive sound installation through a circle of networked instruments, and discover the connections that form between you and others when you create music together.

Soundmirrors Rob Olins with soundtrack by Douglas Benford

23 Oct – 15 Nov Riverside • FREE Soundmirrors comprises a series of acoustic mirrors and speakers arranged to create a soundscape through which the audience can navigate. Douglas Benford has created a soundtrack of Brentford designed to work with this installation. •

Unfoldings – Mike Blow Fri 1 – Sun 3 Nov Around the building • FREE

Unfoldings explores the relationship between sound art and physical objects.

Psychasthenia 2 Fri 1 – Sun 3 Nov Studio 2 • FREE

Psychasthenia Studio (Joyce Rudinsky and Victoria Szabo)

An interactive work that explores the culture of psychological diagnosis and treatment. In this game-engine based piece we ask how might we conceptualize our inner lives as a game in which experience is understood as a series of ‘levels’ to be achieved?

Interzone Theatre

Fri 1 – Sun 3 November 2013

Fri 1 – Sun 3 Nov Around Watermans – please see signs for starting point • FREE Chronomotive, Joel Cahen

Requires smartphone running the free Android or iPhone app Interzone Theatre and a pair of closed-cup headphones. A rare disorder enables the protagonist to experience the place s/he is in, in a different time. But when Past and Future events start to mix up, the Present becomes a luxury. Interzone Theatre is a portal to a parallel reality.

Live-Coding Workshop Sat 2 Nov • Sessions: 4pm & 5pm Bar • FREE

Jupiter Star Axis

Jupiter Star Axis Fri 1 – Sat 2 Nov Cinema • FREE

Video: La Horrox • Additional sound mix: Joel Cahen

A celestial film which shows an unborn foetus of the artist moving within his amniotic world mapped by a constellation of stars.

Watermans, 40 High Street, Brentford, TW8 0DS

Box Office opening times Usually 7 days a week from 1pm–9pm Watermans is managed by Hounslow Arts Trust Ltd (No. 1164904) Registered as a charity (No. 267426) VAT No. 422352977

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All details are correct at the time of going to press but the programme is subject to change so please check the website for variations and alterations. Prices quoted are the prices charged at the box office. Online bookings attract an additional charge of £1/transaction. We reserve the right to vary prices according to demand. Pay and Display car parking is available on-site. Friends discounts do apply to all events in this programme.

Addictive TV (Photo: Marone)

Livecodelab prides itself on being the most accessible and fun-looking live coding software in town. Bring your laptop with a modern browser and after a brief tutorial, you’ll learn how to create fantastic visuals and catchy rhythms. No programming experience required.

Watermans 40 High Street Brentford TW8 0DS Box Office 020 8232 1010

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A weekend of digital art and performances featuring artists, performers, composers and technologists exploring directions, intersections an...