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British Art Show 8

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We're developing a new project for British Art Show 8

9 October 2015 – 14 January 2017

For British Art Show 8 we harvest copyright-expired chart hit records from 1962, the last retrievable from the public domain until 2034 due to legal revisions. Hacking emerging informational retrieval technologies, we strip away proprietary elements to generate a 'public sonic inventory' which provides a soundtrack for a new audio-visual work, assembled during the exhibition tour.

The project contributes to Open Music Archive, our ongoing work to source, digitise and distribute out-of-copyright archive material and to spark collaborative activity through exhibitions, films and live events. The work is situated at the intersection of art, music and information networks and critically engages with modes of circulation and their related legal and economic systems.

BAS8 opens at Leeds Art Gallery on 9 October 2015 and continues until 10 January 2016. It then tours to: Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Talbot Rice Gallery, University of Edinburgh, and Inverleith House, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh 13 February - 8 May 2016; Norwich University of the Arts and Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery 24 June - 4 September 2016; and John Hansard Gallery and Southampton City Art Gallery 8 October 2016 - 14 January 2017.