Market Day

Sat 6 February, 11:00am - 4:00pm

Venue: Loughborough town centre

FREE

Join us on Saturday 6 February to celebrate the culmination of three projects undertaken as part of Market Town, a programme of commissions and debate that seeks to re-imagine the future of Loughborough town centre. The event will take place in Market Town Corner, a shop space Radar has been programming for the past 6 months. Market Day offers a final opportunity to view the shop space, see the contributions by local community that have been collected there and documentation on the three projects presented on that day. 

Tea, coffee, juice and pastries will be served from 11.00am and Radar's Nick Slater and Kate Self will provide an introduction to the projects at 11.30am and give a short tour around Can Altay’s installation and Kathrin Böhm’s Brand News.

Can Altay - Loughborough Records Presents Presence 
Market Town Corner, Carillon Court Shopping Centre

Throughout January recording sessions by the town’s musicians have been taking place within the framework of Can Altay’s installation. Loughborough Records Presents Presence is an ongoing project that seeks to unite the musicians and engender a sense of civic pride through the recording and presentation of the town’s bands and musicians. The first element of the project is the creation of a pop up recording studio, which functions as a sculptural environment that is activated by local music and musicians. The music will then be presented on a website, a record label will be created, and vinyl, containing the music of the town will be pressed.  The project will culminate in a day of live performances by the participating musicians at a local venue. Market Day will be an opportunity to view the installation and hear the sounds of Loughborough that have been recorded over the month.  

Kathrin Böhm & An Endless Supply - Brand News
Ashby Square News

Kathrin Böhm and designers An Endless Supply have worked with a wide variety of groups to look at the branding of everyday products found in a local independent news agents called Ashby Square News. Through a series of hands-on workshops the artists and a large number of participants have collaboratively created re-brands for all the products in the shop. The project culminates on Market Day with a celebratory Shop Launch. For one day only the entire contents of Ashby Square News will be filled with the rebranded products. 

Europa & Peter Nencini - 'ough'ough
Market Town Corner

Graphic design practice Europa have worked with illustrator Peter Nencini to develop a new graphic identity for Loughborough. The project questions existing identities, asking questions such as ‘what is this place’, ‘what was this place?’ and ‘what could this place become?’  Their work in Loughborough has engaged the artists in thinking about identity and place, and a graphic designer’s role in relation to this. Much of their time research they have created designs which will be displayed on three billboards in Loughborough town centre later this year. These billboards will be complemented by a website which presents more detailed accounts of the research involved in the project and its artistic outcomes. On Market Day, archive material relating to the project will be on display in Market Town Corner. There is also the opportunity to take part in a special drop-in workshop led by the artists from 1.30-3.30pm.

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October 2018

Sam Belinfante: To the tintinnabulation that so musically wells

October 2018

Sam Belinfante: To the tintinnabulation that so musically wells

An audio-visual installation at Loughborough's Carillon by artist Sam Belinfante as part of Radar's (re)composition project.

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Sat 27 & Sun 28 October, 11am-4pm
Fri 2, Sat 3 and Sun 4 November, 11am-4pm

Artist talk: Fri 2 November, 12.30pm
FREE - no booking required

Recorded in Loughborough’s Carillon over the course of a weekend, Sam Belinfante’s audio-visual installation considers processes of ageing as markers of time passing; a resonant issue for thinking through and about sound as a medium. 

Informed by the concept of ‘tintinnabulation’—the lingering sound of a struck bell—it explores the subtle but constant processes of decay that touch the Carillon and the people and objects that coalesce around it. The work documents collaborative actions taken to extend the life of the bells, contrasting their quiet dormancy with the bustle of restoration. 

Installed in the ground floor of the Carillon tower, in a space ordinarily used to display objects from the Carillon Museum collection, the film celebrates small acts of care while reflecting on the impossibility of reversing material entropy. Whilst the Carillon is an enduring musical symbol of Loughborough, Belinfante’s approach eschews more obvious explorations of identity for a quiet meditation on the caring processes that are integral to all musical performances, instruments and the maintenance of a place’s identity. Sound, curation and performance intertwine in a struggle of preservation and de-composition. 

This event is part of (re)composition, Radar's main commissioning strand for 2017/18, which explores how music makes place and places make music. The project draws on the research of Dr Allan Watson in Loughborough University's Department of Geography, and has expanded to engage with research across the Social Sciences. More information on (re)composition here.

Photo: Sam Belinfante at the Carillon, credit Benjamin Warner

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November 2018

Sam Belinfante: Artist Talk

November 2018

Sam Belinfante: Artist Talk

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This talk accompanies the audio visualation at the Carillon in Queens Park, Loughborough. 

Sam Belinfante’s audiovisual work considers processes of ageing as markers of time passing. Informed by the concept of ‘tintinnabulation’—the lingering sound of a struck bell—it explores the subtle but constant processes of decay which touch the Carillon and the people and objects that coalesce around it. It documents collaborative actions taken to extend the life of the bells, contrasting their quiet dormancy with the bustle of restoration.

If you would like to attend the installation event you can find out more HERE

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