Hundreds gather for colourful music-meets-art improvisation - The Rugby Observer

Hundreds gather for colourful music-meets-art improvisation

Rugby Editorial 9th Jul, 2018   0

HUNDREDS flocked to the entrance of Rugby Art Gallery and Museum to witness an unpredictable public multimedia art installation on Friday (July 6).

Rugby artist Pete Thornley collaborated with local band The Anteloids for Flashpoint, described as a ‘multi-projection sound experience’.

The band improvised music to images projected by Pete – with neither knowing what to expect from the other.

Over 300 people watched the performance, which was originally planned for April but was cancelled due to bad weather.

Pete – responsible for Rugby art shows including 2001’s Ten Decades, when he projected huge images onto the Rugby Cement Tower – explained the idea for the event was derived from concepts from the ‘dada’ movement and the artist Man Ray who famously said: “Replace the laws of reason with the whims of chance.”

He said: “This was the first time that the entrance has been used as the architect intended since the gallery opened.

“The Anteloids and myself ‎would like thank the audience for their enthusiastic response to the collaboration.”


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