Repeator are working with Office for Art, Design and Technology through an extended residency, utilising the award of the Professional Development Bursary to spend time together to explore common interests. The time that the bursary enables us to spend together result’s in a deeper understanding of, and engagement with the issues which exist at the core of both of our collective practices.
Initially Repeator (Cathy Wade & Laurence Price) have used time to explore Coventry together to research the renewal of the city and to build a better understanding of Coventry’s recent and forthcoming regeneration and how it will impact on contemporary arts practices in the city. This is particularly pressing considering several major redevelopment schemes and the pending City of Culture 2021 bid. From these actions within the city they have begun a dialogue that explores the nature of broadcasting and use of social media to transmit information within the city of Coventry.
Repeator will be taking the outcomes of their research with Office for Art Design and Technology into Coventry Artspace’s City Arcadia Gallery to manifest the first Repeator:Transmission programme; broadcasting narratives out to new audiences and inviting further collaboration through walks, recordings and utterances within the city.
A series of events has been planned to take place from the 20th – 23rd of April which are detailed below:
Thursday 20th of April: 6pm – 9pm Transmission broadcasting with Samuel Rodgers from 6pm: plus post-performance music sets from Repeator & others.
Friday 21st April: 12am-pm Repeator live, a public performance of Repeator:Transmission-a summation from City Arcadia Gallery. Refreshments served and public seating for listening/watching throughout.
Saturday 22nd April 2pm – 4pm “City Somatic: Unorienting Coventry” a public walk followed by Pot Luck dinner in City Arcadia Gallery.
Sunday 23rd April 12-4pm Exhibition open, Temporal Frequencies, a closed talk with invited guests to be broadcast live outside the exhibition staged in two sessions: 12.00 – 1.30pm & then 2.00 – 3.30pm.