IDENTITY VS NOISE:1Dn

25 January - 3 February 2017

Location

Nexus Arts
Lion Arts Centre
Adelaide

A SOUND INSTALLATION BY LLOYD COLE 
Wednesday 25 January - Friday 3 February 2017

Nexus Arts, Lion Arts Centre, North Terrace & Morphett Street, Adelaide

Identity vs Noise: 1Dn explored the interplay of identity and difference. Created by the celebrated musician Lloyd Cole, the installation was informed by an artist who brought a European sensibility to his artistic work and engaged with audiences across Europe, Asia, North America and Australasia.

The installation itself involved instantaneous presentations across various cities using new technologies. The presentation was a generative electronic composition of indefinite length, played by a unique modular synthesizer assembled by Cole specifically for the installation, with contemporaneous broadcast to interactive interfaces in Helsinki, Dublin and Tokyo.

The composition was built around an innate volatility. The harmonic essence is constantly at odds with its environment. The ability of the other, the noise, to impact and corrupt the consonance, was in the hands of the audience. Someone flipping a switch in Dublin could interact with the composition running live in Adelaide, whilst someone in Helsinki could also become part of the equation. Dissonances may be slight, subtle, or brutal. Changes could be instantaneous, or so gradual as to be indiscernible.

Artist

Lloyd ColeLloyd Cole first stepped into the spotlight when Lloyd Cole & The Commotions released their effortlessly hip debut album ‘Rattlesnakes’ in 1984. After two further albums of era defining cerebral pop, Cole decamped to New York as a solo artist and made a home in the city that had always loomed large in his imagination.

Resident in the US since ’88 Lloyd has released 12 acclaimed studio albums that run the gamut from electric rock’n’roll to intimate folk via experimental electronica.

Cole’s experiments with electronic music, including his work with legendary German Cluster co-founder Hans- Joachim Roedelius, have been described by The Irish Times as “a delicate, delightful pleasure”.

Llyoyd Cole previously visited the University of South Australia in 2014.

Photo Gallery

Identity vs Noise Installation
Identity vs Noise Launch - 25 January 2017
Identity vs Noise Launch - 25 January 2017
Identity vs Noise Launch - 25 January 2017
Identity vs Noise Launch - 25 January 2017
Identity vs Noise Launch - 25 January 2017
Identity vs Noise Launch - 25 January 2017
Identity vs Noise Launch - 25 January 2017
Identity vs Noise Launch - 25 January 2017
Identity vs Noise Launch - 25 January 2017
Identity vs Noise Launch - 25 January 2017
Professor Anthony Elliott and Lloyd Cole
Identity vs Noise Launch - 25 January 2017
Identity vs Noise Launch - 25 January 2017
Installation at Long Room Hub, Trinity College, Dublin
Installation at Long Room Hub, Trinity College, Dublin
Installation at Long Room Hub, Trinity College, Dublin
Installation at Long Room Hub, Trinity College, Dublin
Installation at Long Room Hub, Trinity College, Dublin
Installation at Long Room Hub, Trinity College, Dublin
Installation at Museum of Finnish Architecture, Helsinki
Identity vs Noise Launch - 25 January 2017
Installation live at TAV Gallery, Tokyo
Installation live at TAV Gallery, Tokyo
Installation live at TAV Gallery, Tokyo
Installation at Long Room Hub, Trinity College, Dublin


Hawke Talks with Lloyd Cole

 

 

 

 

 

 

News and Media

The Adelaide Review, 9 January 2017 - read article

The Advertiser, 13 January 2017 - read article

UniSA News, 19 January 2017 - read article

Lloyd Cole.com, 10 January 2017 - read article

Helsingin Salomat (Finland), 1 February 2017 - read article

Rumba (Finland, 31 January 2017, read article


Presented by

Hawke EU Centre logo


Partners

Lloyd Cole exhibition logos


Presented by the Hawke EU Centre for Mobilities Migrations and Cultural Transformations in partnership with Keio University (Japan), TAV Gallery (Japan), Trinity Long Room Hub (Ireland) and the Museum of Finnish Architecture (Finland).

We also wish to thank and acknowledge, Nick Rothwell (www.cassiel.com) for overseeing all network coding associated with the installation.

Photo credit: Doug Seymour

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