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day of dancing Manchester homeless outreach Unrest Victoria Baths Northern Soul connection mental health well being Booth Centre negative situation voice The Big Issue

Recorded Soul: The All Nighter

Victoria Baths Hathersage Road Un-Rest dance movement art exhibition all nighter northern soul international artists dance off Wayne Hemingway

 

Featuring top Djs from the Twisted wheel , Blackpool Mecca and Wigan Young Souls plus live band The Soultrain, on the highest sprung dance floor in the country, a unique blend of art and soul.

This will be an unforgettable night in one of the most magnificent venues Manchester has to offer…

Tickets are £10 + booking fee
from Eventbrite

Artist William Titley has been working with young and older Northern Soul dancers in Lancashire supported by In-Situ. The all-nighter will feature an authentic Northern Soul experience and showcase the Recorded Soul Archive as well as welcoming new young dancers from the Manchester area who have taken part in our workshops during April this year. Bring your memorabilia and memories to add to the collection, get your dancing shoes on and join us for a night to remember.
Workshops will be running during April for ages 16+, please conatct us if you would like to take part.

The project is part of Un-Rest 10 days of events, installations and film at Victoria Baths opening 24th April.

Victoria Baths Hathersage Road Un-Rest dance movement art exhibition all nighter northern soul international artists dance off Wayne Hemingway

Un-Rest

Victoria Baths Arts present…

Un-Rest
How you Move Is Who You Are

24th April – 4th May

Join in the party…!

Victoria Baths Hathersage Road Un-Rest dance movement art exhibition all nighter northern soul international artists dance off Wayne Hemingway

10 days of exhibition , events and participation
at Victoria Baths

Installations, films and performance: Another Adele / Ivan Capote / Bethany Cassidy / Wayne Hemingway / Naomi Kendrick / Dominique Tessier / William Titley / Alison Kershaw

Contemporary artists explore physical expression
in sub cultures and dance phenomena

Victoria Baths Hathersage Road Un-Rest dance movement art exhibition all nighter northern soul international artists dance off Wayne Hemingway

Events Include:

Opening of Un-Rest
Thursday 24th April 6-9pm FREE
with
Dominique Tessier: When Django met Mable.
performance lecture
Once again local historian Dominique Tessier takes the liberty to jazz up! Manchester’s history.
Lecture repeated at 6:30 and 8:00 (lasting 45minutes)

Naomi Kendrick: Drawn To The Beat
Saturday 26th April 6-9pm
tickets£5 available at ventbrite

Come along to participate in Naomi Kendrick’s live group drawing performance Drawn To The Beat

“Different strands of drawing processes have emerged over time to complement or provoke different states of mind; I draw alone, in response to music and while collaborating with musicians in a studio or in front of a live audience. These live drawing performances and my participatory drawing events invite an audience to temporarily inhabit, through observation or direct experience, these states for themselves.” Naomi Kendrick

Sunday 27th April 16:20 at Cornerhouse
Maya Deren short programme for Un-Rest
Divine Horseman: The Living Gods of Haiti
and other selected films

William Titley: Recorded Soul – The All Nighter
Saturday 3rd May 8pm – 8am: tickets £10 available on Eventbrite

Featuring top Djs from the Twisted wheel , Blackpool Mecca and Wigan Young Souls plus live band The Soultrain, on the highest sprung dance floor in the country, a unique blend of art and soul.

Wiliam has been working with young and older Northern Soul dancers in Lancashire. The all-nighter will feature an authentic Northern Soul experience and showcase the Recorded Soul Archive as well as welcoming new young dancers from the Manchester area who have taken part in our workshops during April this year. Bring your memorabilia and memories to add to the collection, get your dancing shoes on and join us for a night to remember.
Workshops will be running during April (for ages 16+), please conatct us if you would like to take part.

Morris v Soul May Day Dance Off with Wayne Hemingway
Sunday 4th May
2pm (during Open Day 12-4pm £3 on the door)

Witness Boggarts Breakfast (border morris side) and Northern Soul dancers have a dance off in the extraordinary settings of Victoria Baths. With special guest Wayne Hemingway DJing the Dance off

supported by Arts Council England / Ardwick Cultural Consortium / Victoria Baths / Wayne Hemingway.

Art Party Conference

In November last year, Bob and Roberta Smith, AKA Patrick Brill, hosted The Art Party Conference in Scarborough. Inspired by his 2011 artwork LETTER TO MICHAEL GOVE MP SECRETARY OF STATE FOR EDUCATION, The Art Party Conference was an opportunity to celebrate art and artists – the event was a forum for debating the future of the arts in today’s climate of spending cuts and changes to the education system.

The Art Party Beach Parade:

Art Party Conference Bob and Roberta Smith Michael Gove artist creativity

 

My Contribution to the day:

Art Party Conference Bob and Roberta Smith Michael Gove artist creativity

‘Pay-To-Play / And Then With A Passion Will I Shake The World’ in a dormant state – waiting for a passer by to put a coin in the slot and create an exchange.

 

 

 

 

Proposal: Abstract video from ‘GROUP’

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Working Title: ‘…(Pause)…’

Materials: Video and audio documentation from when I hosted ‘GROUP’ event;
Final Cut Pro and Audacity Editing Software

Running time: TBC

What is it? An abstract video narrative which uses the recorded content from a previous
‘GROUP’ live conversation. The content is edited to remove all coherent meaning, and a new
meaning is created through a concentrated focus on body gestures and the sounds made in between articulated words. The framework of the piece comes from rational speech, but the work transforms into something visceral, which we understand only through our instinct.

We respond to a piece of music with a similar natural intuition.
I want to create a kind of abstract ‘music’ by transforming logical sounds and images.

During the live ‘GROUP’ I asked participants to try to focus on listening, rather than thinking about their own voice. In the same method of concentration, this video work will focus the eyes and the ears towards tiny details; mishaps in speech, subtle hand gestures, wandering eyes.

These mannerisms are what make us human and connect us to one another, in a greater way than the literary contents of our speech, or the character we aim to project.

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Nervous Opening

Circle of 10 eyes, 10 ears – watching, then not watching as the voice tries to push words out with
breath; the collaborative act of speaking and breathing is lost in an instant, a concerted effort to
engage these two simple acts. Speech running like a dribble of liquid between rocks on an upward
slope… Meanwhile, the 10 eyes look away, shifting from a quick glance over to the voice, then
manoeuvring the eyes back to an uncomfortable position. The circle of 10 eyes sit hot in the
sockets, trying to remain still; the circle of 10 ears listen intently yet aim to convey a relaxedness,
when in fact they flinch at every murmur of breathlessness, every inappropriate pause between
words. Speech is still disjointed although now running like a raindrop on a dirty window pane (run
then stop then change direction, then run then stop), better control yet needs improvement in the
flow. Connected to the 10 eyes and 10 ears, is a circle of twitching fingers, fiddling fingers,
embracing and cupping one another in amongst the awkward stillness. Metal rings adorn some, the
perfect object to preoccupy oneself with moving, readjusting, returning to again and again, the eyes
and the mind (hidden behind the eyes) know the circular metal object is always there, it cannot
move by itself, and yet the fingers feel inclined to check…..the absent mind? The falsifying mind…
Vocal chords shiver, encased yet laid bare for the circle of 10 eyes to watch their hesitance, the
circle of 10 ears to notice how they quiver, the circle of fingers to feel their tension, the circle of
minds to uphold how they stumble!
Seconds combine and produce 1 minute – the voice slowly slowly gains purpose, the marriage of
speaking and listening is turning amicable, happier in each others company as each second turns
over and submits to the past.
More seconds turn, and the flow is growing stronger, now taking prominence within the space,
improving improving like an outside tap left on to run gently, continual trickle, with just the
occasional obstruction, natural obstructions that make the voice human.
Slowly slowly, the circle relaxes, 10 eyes, 10 ears, fingers and minds sink minutely deeper and all
together release the group tension, through 5 subtle, silent discharges of stale air, and then 5 subtle,
silent admissions of new, calm air, unspoiled and unashamed.

This accompanying text describes the first 2 minutes of the video documentation from ‘GROUP’: the nervous opening. Text is to be read alongside watching the video clip.

‘Right Here Right Now’

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International Exhibition of Contemporary Art

In 2010, The Lancashire to Lahore International Art Exchange Project was exhibited in Lancashire, UK and Lahore, Pakistan before being archived in a shoe-box and stored in a darkened room at the home of the artist William Titley. The archive consists of 120 hand crafted postcards from both countries.

 

In 2014 there is a unique opportunity to add more works to the archive via the exhibition: Right Here – Right Now. The exhibition forms part of a 3-day symposium called ‘International Collaboration on a Local Scale’ and will be held in venues in Far East Lancashire and at The University of Central Lancashire, Preston with delegates from The UK, USA and Pakistan.

 

The work will then be exhibited in Lahore, Pakistan, Chandigarh, India and Texas, USA before being archived and stored at The Centre for Contemporary Arts in Preston.

 

This is my contribution…

 

Right Here Right Now exhibition William Titley postcard art cup of tea

What? Now! Manchester Metropolitan University MA Show

My MA work is being featured in the MMU MA Show and will be open for public viewing for the next few weeks. As well as my own work pieces are being featured from the whole of MMU’s masters students, there are some fantastic works so if you are able to visit I urge you to come and take a look. Details are below and if you want to follow the talk online check out #MA_Show on Twitter.

An exhibition of work by postgraduate students of —

  • Architecture & Urbanism
  • Art As Environment
  • Design
  • Design & Art Direction
  • Filmmaking
  • Fine Art
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Media Arts
  • Photography
  • Textiles
  • Three Dimensional Design
  • Visual Culture

Details

Manchester School of Art MA Show 2013

Open: Fri 27 September — Sun 13 October 10.00—16.00hrs

Preview: Thurs 26 September 18.00—20.30hrs

Closed: Sun 29 September Sat/Sun 05/06 September

MA Filmmaking

Screening at Cornerhouse —

Mon 30 September 15.00—17.00 hrs

Get your free ticket

Collaborative Recording with Audioboo

Audioboo is smart phone a application which allows users to post and share sound files. Audioboo allows smartphone users to record and playback digital recordings of up to three minutes in length which can then be posted on the Audioboo website where users have their own pages or channels akin to Twitter or YouTube. These recordings are referred to as ‘boos’ and photos can be added to the boo from the iPhone library or an Android phone along with a title, geotagging and category tagging. Uploading an Audioboo can be done with an iPhone, a Google Android Phone, directly through the website or via boomail, a service that lets you upload a boo via email.