Next month sees a stunning audio-visual production coming to Hull in the form of Addictive TV’s Orchestra of Samples. Having spent the last five years filming, sampling, collating and editing pieces from over 200 musicians from across the world, Addictive TV – the joint alias of audio/video remixers and electronic artists Graham Daniels and mash-up guru Mark Vidler (aka Go Home Productions) have combined those pieces to create what is effectively a super-group, consisting of artists who have, in most cases, never even crossed paths.
Fusing together visual and musical elements, Orchestra of Samples features a wildly eclectic mix of artists, playing a fascinating array of instruments. European musicians play alongside Brazilian musicians. Musicians from the Himalayas feature besides those from Kazakhstan as Scottish fiddle player and winner of the BBC’s Young Traditional Musician of the Year Shona Mooney and Iranian percussionist Arian Sadr also join Addictive TV live to create an immersive and beautiful assault on the senses.
The show, which has been produced by the Museum of Club Culture and supported by Arts Council England, can be seen at Fruit on Friday 5th May. Advance tickets are available now from Hull Box Office: www.hullboxoffice.com
The Museum of Club Culture is curated by mixed-media artist Kerry Baldry, who is showing her moving image work at The Venice Biennale later this year, and the popular Hull based graphic artist, Mark Wigan who’s wildly colourful urban art-work has become recognised across the world. Mark’s work can be found in public and private collections and, while his roots have been in Hull for the last decade, the Hull School of Art and Design graduate regularly exhibits internationally. Alongside his exhibits, the prolific artist, who’s work crosses several disciplines including urban art, illustration and fine art, paints live and creates work for projects as wide ranging as animations, textiles, music graphics, set designs and has lectured at art schools around the world. In the 1980s and 1990s he was credited with pioneering urban art in London, New York and Tokyo, creating modern social and cultural hieroglyphs which drew inspiration from subcultures around the world.
“If a picture tells a thousand words, Wigan’s drawings are worth an entire library of professorial works on pop culture. Early works from 1985 are now revealed as astonishingly accurate maps, showing the development of the attitudes that defined sub cultures.” – The Independent
An exhibition of Mark’s work, The Transglobal Art of Mark Wigan, can currently be seen at the Museum of Club Culture (weekends only, between 10am and 4:30pm) until 7th May.
View more of Mark Wigan’s work at: markwigan.tictail.com and at www.museumofclubculture.com