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Contemporary Elders – Leaky Transmissions Workshop

Focal Point Gallery
10.30 am to 12.30 pm

Unlike air microphones that we are most used to, contact microphones are a form of microphone that is sensitive to audio vibrations through contact with solid objects. The microphone picks up sound through vibrations and can open up a whole new way of hearing. Please join us in this workshop and we will make simple contact microphones together and test them out on a variety of objects and surfaces.

We will begin by looking at the separate parts of the microphone and what they do, and then work together to solder the parts together. You will learn to use the soldering iron to solder wires together under guidance from artist Nastassja Simensky, no previous electrical or soldering experience is required! The gallery will provide headphones and iPads so that you can listen and record your sounds.

Nastassja Simensky is an artist who often works collaboratively to make writing, place-specific performances, events, sound work and films as a form of ongoing fieldwork. You can view her work in current exhibition ‘Receiver’ on until 23rd December.

Please book your FREE ticket on Eventbrite in order to secure your space.

Whether you are new to contemporary art or a regular gallery attendee, you are welcome. You can attend on your own, with a partner or with friends. All workshops will be focused on the social side, with no prior art experience or understanding needed. Just a willingness to get involved! This group is for anyone aged over 60.


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