Progress Bar @ Lighthouse, Nov 5

3 November 2015

Lighthouse launches a night of “insight into the creative practice of contemporary culture” called Progress Bar, with Ville Haimala, Bill Kouligas of PAN, Jenna Sutela and Claire Tolan at their London space on November 5.

This special edition of Progress Bar is curated by artist Haimala, who is currently doing a residency at Lighthouse Studio researching the manipulation and enhancement of human hearing through “in-body biohacking” and ASMR.

For Progress Bar, Haimala invited ASMR sound artist Claire Tolan to present her work and discuss the potential for modification and expansion of sensory interfaces and artist and PAN record label founder Bill Kouligas, and will be screening ‘When You Moved’, a 2014 sci-fi video essay by Jenna Sutela.

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The Long Progress Bar @ BDST + Lighthouse, Sep 3-4

2 September 2015

The Long Progress Bar, a two-day festival combining talks, presentations, workshops and “vanguard performances”, will run at the Brighton Dome Studio Theatre (BDST) on September 3 and at Lighthouse on September 4.

The two-day festival, running as part of the Brighton Digital Festival 2015, builds on Lighthouse’s previous Improving Reality events, bringing together international artists and thinkers to build “new platforms for creating culture, connecting people and improving reality”.

In a time of significant upheaval in the western world, The Long Progress Bar examines not just the role of art but the roles of engineering and direct democracy, aiming to create a “real-time response to real-world issues”. Some of the participating artists and creatives include USA’s Holly Herndon, Mat Dryhurst and Zach Blas, UK’s Warren Ellis, Jam City and Benedict Singleton, and The Netherlands’ Metahaven.

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