David Littler: Sampler – Culture Clash

Date: 6 November 2008
Location: Seminar Rooms, Ben Pimlott Building
Time: 18:00 – 20:00

Sampler – Culture Clash brings together the worlds of embroidery and dj-ing through the common word Sampler. David and Jason will present work in progress created over the last 8 months through collaborating with embroiderers, dj’s, beat-boxers, performance poets, filmmakers and curators from the V&A and the Embroiderers’ Guild. The aim is to develop new interdisciplinary work mixing stitch, the word, pattern, sound and performance combining both analogue and digital technologies, remaining true to the sampling philosophy of both cultures, to trial, experiment and mix things up. The starting point of the project has been the embroidered textile sampler archives of the V&A and the Embroiderers’ Guild. The research and development of Sampler – Culture Clash has been supported by the Crafts Council through its Spark Plug Curators’ scheme.

David and Jason will give a short presentation on their research to date, including a live performance. Their research has included transposing elements of antique and contemporary embroidery samplers into sound and new written, spoken and stitched word and pattern, through using music software such as Reason, Ableton Live and hardware including AKAI MPC’s.

They would like to collaborate with other members of the Thursday Club to develop a real-time environment mixing analogue and digital technologies where you can turn stitch/image to sound, sound to pattern and back into stitch/image – building an ever changing cycle, manipulated by the creators/performers.

DAVID LITTLER is Director of London Printworks Trust, the UK’s leading resource for experimental printed textiles. Since the age of 16 he has worked as a dj and club promoter and spends far too much money on records. www.londonprintworks.com

JASON SINGH is an International DJ, Beatboxer, Workshop Facilitator, Composer and Visual Artist. He DJ’s extensively around the world and plays a mixture of genres including Electronica, Hip Hop, World, Asian Breakbeat, Reggae, House, Funk and Drum and Bass to name a few.
www.myspace.com/jasonsinghmusic

http://sampler-cultureclash.blogspot.com/

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