ISEA2013 presents Sanity Clause, a collaborative performance project between Ian Andrews and Garry Bradbury. The project utilises a variety of redundant technologies and home constructed equipment to make music from vinyl records. The equipment used includes modified turntables, record players constructed from other equipment and appliances, and home-built cartridges and styluses. These are used to play a variety of objects ranging from cut up and re-assembled collage records to metal discs, sandpaper discs and other things. This project adheres to a rather strict constraint that all sounds must be produced by vinyl disc reproduction technology. discogs.com/artist/Sanity+Clause
- Ian Andrews is a Sydney-based media artist practicing since 1981. He studied film and sound at the University of Technology Sydney, graduating with First Class Honours in 1994. Andrews has exhibited his works in national and international film and media art festivals. In 2001 he presented a retrospective of his work, from 1983 to 2000, in Dlux Media’s d>Art. In 2004 he exhibited work at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image in Melbourne, the FILE festival in Sao Paulo, and ISEA2004 in Helsinki. He teaches sound theory and is currently a candidate for PHD at UTS. ian-andrews.org
- Garry Bradbury has been an exploratory electronic musician/sound manipulator since 1979. His practice revolves around the exploitation of found sounds and application of programmable or automated methods to evoke a previously unimagined, convulsively beautiful musicality, both precariously delicate and nightmarishly brutal. This has usually entailed mucking about in a room with boxes, wires, pieces of tape, etc. This compulsion to collage is also evident in his visual works (video and 2D).