Saturday, 21 September 2013
Saturday, 13 July 2013
The installation looked good once all in place.
Sadly the final idea was to stitch a timeline through the mesh banner.
Each of the stiched lines would be different colours to represent the different links and influences between projects.
This would have made it more an interactive multimedia piece of work complimenting the digitally printed mesh banners as the main display.
There are 8 different frames displaying 12 different banners showing a timeline over all 13 years in operation.
Through producing this timeline to discover the recontexualised projects we currently have, we also found that each year there have been more and more creative projects being ran.
This is probably because the most popular creative projects get re-ran and re-planned or even joint to future project.
This is the fist time we have brought this project evolution to our attention.
It was a very interesting find.
We picked the pyramid shape and idea to represent the recycling of the creative projects we have ran.
Each of these pyramid grid timelines visually show how projects have influence and been adapted over the years.
To make our recontexual timeline of creative projects more interactive we also included some QR (Quick Response) codes.
The QR codes link to sound clips or films of projects to expand on what you see on the digital timelines.
Monday, 1 July 2013
Still loads to do.
Saturday, 22 June 2013
Planning and model for Belper Arts Trail 2013.
Humm, what could it be this year?
Plans and sketches for 2013 Belper Arts Trail.
- Timeline of recontexual projects.
The concept is taking old work and almost reworking / remaking / remixing it ...
We are not one artist, we are a youth centre with a vibrant past or creative projects.
We decided to pick out all our creative projects and see where they have been re-used / combined and remixed to create or inspire new projects.
For example DOODLE DRUM one of newest projects is two projects combined to create a new one. The Trash drumming evolved from Drum cirlces at a festival years ago. The illustration part developed through running a series of different art workshops and indoor graffiti sessions.
We can trace most projects back to see where they adapted and expanded from.
This will be a time consuming process, but once created it should show a visual timeline illustrating how our projects have been recontexualised over 13 years to create new creative work(shops).
Thursday, 6 June 2013
Sunday, 26 May 2013
Sound-hub raised £800 for our Youth Charity.
HUGE thank you to all the Sound-hub team, Hacketts, and everyone who performed and attended. You all raised a lot of money for our charity, Thank you again is was an amazing day of music and live performances.
Sunday, 5 May 2013
Construction of our new 'Doodle Drum' project.
Really looking forward to see if this workshop works.
DOODLE DRUM begins.
Lets see what happens, bit nervous about running this new workshop.
The idea was to mix trash drumming with
an illustration workshop ...
This could get very loud and very messy.
The doodling is looking very bright and interesting.
We've had some really cool beats going on as well.
Lets do some call and response.
The DOODLE DRUM frames are getting covered with cool artwork.
Great mix of ages getting involved.
This is a lot of fun.
We've started drumming with some of the paint brushes now.
This art is created by sound and has so many textures.
Where will it end up though?
Gather some more noises.
Now the art is illustrations are influence by the noise.
Everyone is painting to the sound track.
As the drumming session shatter off parts of paint revealing new surfaces.
The paint skins are getting deeper with more layers and textures.
All the surfaces of the DOODLE DRUM fames keep changing.
Both the DOODLE DRUM frames after the first workshop.
This was the loudest and messiest workshop we have ever ran ... But it was so much fun and pretty creative.
We enjoyed it as much os the young people taking part.
Saturday, 20 April 2013
The almighty HOT RYBENA in all their glory.
These guys get better and bigger every time we see them!
Funky Sax time with Hot Rybena ...
Sounds so good!! Well done guys.
U.V funky time
These are the funky bears. Thank you to all of you, you all helped raise lots of money for our charity.
Friday, 19 April 2013
Definitely broke the speakers in for the acts to follow.
Gritty Subz headlined this 'safe rave'
which attracted 160 young people.
It was the busiest 'Safe Rave' we have ever done, and it was all promoted and organised by resident Dj Patchwerk (a former young member of The Drop Inn).
U.V graffiti wall lit up by our sound reactive U.V strobe light.
Massive crowd at our last 'Safe Rave'
Sunday, 7 April 2013
EXIT - this is the last of the F7/10 'Safe Raves' before the hand over and relaunch under a new name.
BENTEX + SWAR.A
Big Bass music line up to finish the F7/10 under 18 events to pave the way for a new 'Safe Rave' coming this summer.
Saturday, 23 March 2013
Earth hour is an hour were you turn off all electrical appliances for an hour to bring awareness to global warming and the environment.
To celebrate and bring awareness in our own way we decided to meet at our youth centre.
We sat just in candle light for an hour with Jasper (one of our volunteers) running a drum circle workshop, and performing a candle lit acoustic guitar session.
It was intimate and fun, but it also made us appreciate time with out electricity and gave us time to reflect on global warming and the environment.
Friday, 22 March 2013
Thursday, 21 March 2013
The drum jamming platform in the far corner,
complete with the jam splat sound deadening sponge.
Looking from the entrance to the newly opened Jamjar.
> Fully equipped music Jam space.
> Record your flavors.
> Music sessions / lessons.
> Pick up and play
> Music studio space
The Jamjar has been set up as a fully equipped music space.
Aimed at young people getting into music.
You can book a session or just drop-in and pick up any of the instruments and have a go.
If you want to learn any of the instruments we have loads of music teachers you can book lessons with.
The Jamjar has been designed for young people.
As well as being a great music studio space it is also unique and visually interesting.
We have installed sound reactive LED stools and LED lighting around the drum platform, which all helps making the Jamjar a creative space.
Please call in to see it for yourself.
Friday, 22 February 2013
Sound deadening sponge shaped into a Jam splat.
> New Jamjar signage
> Special acoustic laminate flooring
> LED lighting
> Window graphics
All construction complete ready for the equipment to move into it's new home.
Construction completed ready for equipment to be moved in.
Thursday, 21 February 2013
Thursday, 14 February 2013
For lovers of Bass music! This is a Dubstep, DnB romance
Valentines 'Safe Rave' line-up = Patchwerk, Skairpigg, Bentex and Swar.a.
Try to come dressed in Red to make it more fun. Not compulsory though, just turn up and have a dance.
Monday, 11 February 2013
Monday, 21 January 2013
Work starts on the new music space the Jamjar
The shelving has been built to house a selection of instruments.
The Jamjar logo has been cut out, which will eventually have a light installed behind it.
Jamjar logo from other side of window so far.