Fracture Patterns


The next Outlands tour, which starts Thursday 13 June, will feature Fracture Patterns, the live collaboration between UK duo Semiconductor (made up of Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt) and New York producer Eartheater (alias of Alexandra Drewchin).

Semiconductor makes visually and intellectually engaging artworks which explore the material nature of our world and how we experience it through the lens of science and technology, questioning how these devices mediate our experiences. Semiconductor make distinctive and innovative works which push the boundaries of moving image as a visual language. Always looking to extend mans experience of the natural physical world, their works delve into unseen worlds and create visual interpretations of these through self developed technical processes and unique aesthetics. Their works transcend the tools that have been used to make them, instead creating new forms of expression that defy genre and provide new experiences for audiences.

Commissioned by the Outlands Network, the original piece will see the group combine live soundtrack and performance (Eartheater) with multi-channel video works (Semiconductor) for an experience that aims to be “open, absorbing and moving”.

There’ll also be an additional opportunity for the audience to participate in a free vocal workshop with Drewchin, and ultimately take part in the Fracture Patterns performance. Drewchin will “guide participants through contrasting zones and unconventional vocal spaces in a voyage to discover where noise, scale, range and tone have the potential to transform into chaos”. You don’t need any prior singing experience and participants are encouraged to come with “an open mind and adventurous spirit”.

OUTLANDS UK Tour June 2019 Info + tickets: https://bit.ly/2ISziJr

More work from Semiconductor:
HALO is a large scale immersive artwork which embodies Semiconductor’s ongoing fascination with how we experience the materiality of nature through the lens of science and technology.

Taking the form of a large cylinder, the structure houses a 360-degree projection of scientific data while an array of 384 vertical wires are played by the same data, to produce the sound. The work draws the viewer into its centre in order to inhabit the results of particle-collisions, produced by experiments taking place at CERN, in Geneva, Switzerland.

For more information and to buy tickets go to the Outlands website.

See below for the tour dates:

Thu 13 June Bexhill, De La Warr Pavilion

Fri 14 June Milton Keynes, MK Gallery  

Sat 15 June Bristol, Arnolfini promoted by Qu Junktions/Al Cameron

Sun 16 June Plymouth, KARST

Tues 18 June Cambridge, Cambridge Junction

Wed 19 June London, Cre8 Studios Hackney

Thu 20 June Manchester, Niamos promoted by Fat Out

Fri 21 June Bradford, Fuse Art Space

Sat 22 June Birmingham, The Crossing promoted by Supersonic Festival