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Half-Sun Gift

AAS present “Half-Sun Gift” radio programme for Resonance Extra
Saturday 26th March 2016 20:00 – 21:00 GMT
Interviews, visitors, AMSR, textures, visitations and more.


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WW: You’re listening to Resonance FM (sic) and this is Winston Wells interviewing Dr Mark Jackson on his doctoral thesis “Nothing short of complete liberation: The Burroughsian ideal of space as a curatorial strategy in audial art”. Welcome Dr Jackson.
MJ: Thank you Winston. I don’t think it would be honest to extra terrestrial call me shooting shooting police anything like that baby shit is this idea of going into an art exhibition in finding out what it’s all about I think one of the things that perhaps sounds emphasises Real to me more and more was not that it was difficult to essay on pack or decipherable ID code…
[indecipherable mess]
…forget what you did was up on a bit of that works can tune up take a little bit extra glitch or artefacts which is normally wanted but you cannot write musical merit within which something that you don’t really get to someone cutups From: Doctor Jackson From: Doctor Jackson the to cutups             From:     Doctor Jackson with Jackson tape  From: Doctor Jackson speech                 cutups From: Doctor Jackson text cutups From: Doctor Jackson eg script                 ouija text  From: Doctor Jackson script script board get board an for an script             wormhole From:  Jackson digital  From Doctor Doctor…
[uncomfortable silence]
WW: Thank you Dr Jackson

Listen to the show here

Half-Sun Gift was part of “Gravity Waves and The Spirit World” a Spirit of Gravity curated radio programme.

Molecular Cults

1800150_10152295244770390_71382980_oThe term cult identifies a pattern of ritual behavior in connection with specific objects, within a framework of spatial and temporal coordinates. Rituals would include (but not necessarily be limited to) prayer, sacrifice, votive offerings, competitions, processions and construction of monuments. Some degree of recurrence in place and repetition over time of ritual action is necessary for a cult to be enacted, to be practiced.
Carla Antonaccio, Contesting the Past: Hero Cult, Tomb Cult, and Epic in Early Greece

AAS Molecular Cults are heterogeneous assemblages of possible elements that are performed as improvisations. These elements may be substances (fluids, powders, etc), processes, sounds, materials, or structures. The performances are improvised but not chaotic or random, in the manner of a series of interrelated processual refrains within a defined space and/or timeframe. The temporality for Molecular Cults is multiple, with loops and whorls of elements being sequenced and resequenced so that past, present and future begin to explicitly interact. This is in contrast with the more linear temporality of the Diagram Performances although there is, inevitably some cross-over.


Diagram Performances

Image by Jonathan Waring

AAS Diagram Performances are based upon a diagram supplied by the host venue, at our request, which influences or dictates the form and processes of the performance. During the development process, a second diagram is often discovered or generated that influences the physical shape of the performance. The performances are usually operate to a more linear temporality that the Molecular Cults, i.e. start, middle, end.