Impressions of unreal city.
Flo Platfords recent unreal city exhibition was incredible.
This is Alex Lowther-harris’ poetical review.
Impressions of unreal city
“Sustained and distorted.
A wretched grind to a pleasant pulse.
A pulse leathered through un-treatment and constant effort.
A mass veined and currently oppressed by your interaction of a space.
A mass compiled. Arranged in strange curiosities and mended on brilliant strengths.
Such wandering voices, a strange emptiness.
Vibes of concrete, an image of a city, an image angled and re-evaluated.
Clatters of different noises.
A vast array of sound pulsating through the half light.
Lost in a new/unreal world.
An unreal city rises out of near nothing.
A group chats and engages.
Strange noisy place grinds into earth night.
By Alex Lowther-Harris.”
To celebrate Generic Greeting reach 700 likes on Facebook GG DJ/producer Big War has uploaded this mix
Big War - May Mix by Generic Greeting Collective on Mixcloud
Unreal City - Audio
UNREAL CITY is a multi-media collaborative installation from Generic Greeting Collective members, taking place in Blankspace, Manchester from the 2nd - 8th May. This installation is spread across five rooms and seeks to create an immersive, multi-sensory environment, one that will act as a physical extension of the music. This album consists of the music made solely for the installation; each track accompanying a different room within the exhibition.
“My work is informed by techno-capitalist iconography and signifiers present in the architecture of cities, in art and in popular culture,” says Florence, “I am interested in electronic music and the constantly evolving digital climate in which it is produced and distributed, and the social and political analysis of popular culture, architecture and urbanism.”
A launch night will take place on Thursday 2nd May from 6-10pm at the gallery, featuring DJ sets from Generic Greeting’s FREnchfire and Big War, both contributing music for the installation. There will also be a bar, and space in the downstairs gallery displaying work from other members of the collective.
Generic Greeting Present: Unreal City
UNREAL CITY is a multimedia installation by Florence Platford in collaboration with members of Generic Greeting.
The installation is spread across five rooms in Manchester’s BLANKSPACE gallery and seeks to create an immersive, multi-sensory environment informed by techno-capitalist iconography in the architectures of cities, in art and in popular culture. UNREAL CITY features visuals by Liam Healy and music produced specifically for the event by Big War, Ffrenchfire and Kernon.
There will be a launch night on THURSDAY 2ND MAY at the gallery from 6pm-10pm, featuring live sets from Big War and Frenchfire. The exhibition will then run until 8th May.
The exhibition and launch night are both free.
BLANKSPACE is located on Hulme Street, off Oxford Road. If approaching from Fallowfield/Withington, it’s a left turning before the Palace Hotel.
For further directions, see here: http://goo.gl/maps/Y8H9k
Poster design by Will Berry. This project is partially supported by the North Weir Charitable Trust (registered charity no. 1058757)
Big War mix for Groovement
Check out this mix Generic Greeting producer + DJ Big War has done for one of our favourite blogs Groovement:
BIG WAR // GROOVEMENT MARCH 2013 by Jamie Groovement on Mixcloud
We are co-promoting this great weekly event in Manchester. See the poster for details!
Generic Greeting Presents Visions of Siberia
This one night exhibition will include a range of mediums including illustration, photography, graphic design, film, installation and audio interpreting Siberia.