Join DIY noise team PRRRRRT! to build a light-controlled drone synth that you can wear on your face. Play electronic facesirens by turning your head towards the sun, a flickering street lamp or a phone torch. Or gather around a fire at midnight for a synchronised face theremin dance ritual.
Bristol based PRRRRRT! members Becca Rose and Jasmine Butt will be on hand to solder and assemble this small and simple yet undeniably unnerving synth. This workshop is suitable for complete beginners as well as intermediate participants.
We will talk you through the basics of the components and circuitry we will be using, as well as giving you a soldering masterclass. There will be an opportunity to decorate your facesirens, or you can leave them blank and emotionless to keep things eerie.
Run by Becca Rose and Jasmine Butt.
Becca is an artist, maker, and educator working at the intersection of craft practice, socially engaged arts, and creative technologies. She puts on participatory events or workshops such as working with DIY electronic-textile sensors, or creating tactile digital games.
The EP/64 # 64 workshop programme is supported by the West of England Visual Arts Alliance (WEVAA) and Arts Council England.
WEVAA is a consortium partnership of nine organisations co-lead by Spike Island and Visual Arts South West and including the Brunswick Club, Bath Spa School of Art, Bristol City Council, Creative Youth Network, Culture Weston, North Somerset Council and UWE Bristol.
This alliance is delivering a 3-year programme of activity with the aim of supporting visual arts progression in the region, with the collective vision for the visual arts community in Bristol and the West of England to become more progressive, sustainable and inclusive by 2024.