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Julius Meytuss “Dnieprostroi – Hydro-Electric Power Station”

Plus Electrification! “National Grid”… as imagined circa 1932…

Special thanks to William English and to Ilia Rogatchevski

With apologies for not posting this earlier, many thanks to film-maker William English and to sound artist Ilia Rogatchevski, for featuring Disinformation tracks and audio interviews on their radio programmes on Resonance FM. William English featured Disinformation on two of his “Wavelength” shows, broadcast 14 Oct and 4 Nov 2016, and Ilia Rogatchevski featured Disinformation on the “Make Art not Warhol” show, broadcast 30 Nov 2016, also publishing text interviews on his own website and on the Ear Room website (which also features artists such as Jez Riley French, Cathy Lane, Ray Lee, Francisco Lopez, Aura Satz, Dawn Scarfe and Janek Schafer, etc). There’s been more activity on Resonance FM since, details to follow soon. In the meantime, here are William and Ilia’s links… +

“National Grid” in “Spring Roll Call”, Chelsea Morgue, 16 March 2017

Disinformation will be exhibiting the “National Grid” sound installation in the “Spring Roll Call” event, in the (former) morgue, under the (former) Royal Army Medical College, ie – Chelsea College of Arts, on Thursday 16 March 2017, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Although the Chelsea College of Arts’ address is given as John Islip Street, instead it’s best to enter from Atterbury Street, opposite the side entrance to Tate Britain… enter to the left of the Georgian building (with the horizontal red brick and white stone stripes and 2 arched windows), then go towards and under the sign that says “UAL”, through the glass door, then follow the signs…

The Morgue
Chelsea College of Arts
16 John Islip Street
London SW1P 4JU

17.30 onwards, featuring – Adam Saunders, Bob Bicknell-Knight, Daniel Bandfield, Disinformation, Edwina Zhao, Hart & Huang, Huijun Lu & Nidelina Zheleva, Tom Milnes, Rika Nakashima, Yasmin Metcalfe, Yonghwan Lee, and Martin Kellet.

19.30 onwards, featuring – Thomas Tyler, Marianne Murray, Bertie Enright-Wells, Uzma Chowdhury, Philip Mill, Lucia Coppola, James A Holland, Nick Perry, Yuri Miyauchi & D. Broughton Waddy.

Gustav Metzger R.I.P.


Gustav Metzger, 10 April 1926 to 1 March 2017, R.I.P.

Gustav Metzger and “The Wall” by Pink Floyd

“Places of the Mind” at the British Museum

“The exhibition’s title is borrowed from the poet and critic Geoffrey Grigson’s 1949 collection of essays, Places of the Mind. It acknowledges how every landscape drawing is a construct of the mind and (of the) imagination of its creator…”

See “Rorschach Audio” book pages 125 and 132 to 133

Paul Nash and Rorschach Audio

“Nash associated landscape at night with visionary experiences, and he described how the sound of the stream near his home in the stillness of the night was like a voice talking to him, compelling him to write poetry…” (descriptive legend for the painting “Night Landscape” by Paul Nash, 1912*, Tate Britain 2016-2017)…

See the “Rorschach Audio” book, especially page 39

* the Paul Nash exhibition catalogue gives the date for this painting as 1911

Umberto Eco, Art & Language, Disinformation, DJ Spooky, Marc Quinn, etc…

Kettles Yard Joe Banks Umberto Eco

Full page advertisement for the “Noise” exhibition at Kettle’s Yard gallery, Cambridge, 22 January to 26 March 2000. “Noise” was curated by (the artist and conservator) Adam Lowe and by (the historian of science) Professor Simon Schaffer, and featured the “National Grid” electrical sound installation by Disinformation, in the 13th century chapel adjacent to Kettle’s Yard, plus “The Analysis of Beauty” by Disinformation, in Kettle’s Yard itself. “The Analysis of Beauty” was exhibited adjacent to a video by the artist Marc Quinn, and directly opposite one of Francis Crick and James Watson’s original working models of DNA. “The Analysis of Beauty” exhibit was described as “visually sophisticated and “distinctive and intelligent” by Laura Moffat, writing in Art Monthly magazine, and as “particularly sensuous” by Rob Young, writing in The Wire. A short video about (a later version of) “The Analysis of Beauty”, as exhibited at Talbot Rice, Edinburgh, in November 2014, can be viewed here…

“Noise” featured exhibits by Tabatha Andrews, Art & Language, Charles Babbage, Stephen Baker, Joe Banks (Disinformation), Richard Barbrook and HRC, William Bateson, Evgen Bavcar, Patrick Blackett, Jerry Brotton, Soraya de Chadarevian, Adrian Cussins, John Dee, Umberto Eco, Manuel Franquelo, Peter Galison, Joy Garnett, Merrill Garnett, Joseph Grigley, Roger Guillemin, Sebastian Guillié, Mercurius van Helmont, Lynn Hershmann, Jeff Hughes, Margaret Watts Hughes, Lisa Jardine, Bill Jones, Athanasius Kircher, Bruno Latour, Malcolm Longair, Mike Lynch, Paul Miller (DJ Spooky), Gracie Ngale Morton, Iwan Morus, Sven Nebel, Joseph Nechvatal, Ben Neill, Roy Porter, Marc Quinn, Jonathan Ree, Michael Rees, Giles Revell, Kathleen Rogers, Romandson (Antirom), Brian Rotman, Tom van Sant, Lillian Schwartz, Nicola Schwartz, Robert Shannon, Ludwig van Siegen, Julian Simmonds, Paddy Japaljarri Sims, Bessie Nakamarra Sims, Brian Cantwell Smith, Luc Steels, Bruce Sterling, Josue Tanaka, John Tchalenko, Dave Tovee, John Tresch, Burhan Tufail, Stan Vanderbeek, Catherine Wagner, Piers Wardle, Peter Weibel (ZKM), CTR Wilson and John Wilkins.

“Noise” exhibitions ran simultaneously at 4 different venues – at Kettle’s Yard, at the Whipple Museum of the History of Science, and at the Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology, all in Cambridge, and at the Wellcome Trust gallery in London. The “Noise” exhibition was supported by the Wellcome Trust, by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, by the Henry Moore Foundation and by the University of Cambridge. The advertisement was designed by Joe Banks, featuring a montage that also appears on the cover artwork for the Disinformation “Sense Data & Perception” CD and on the “Rorschach Audio” book jacket. The advertisement appears on page 7 of Mute magazine, issue 15, January 2000 (alongside features by Hari Kunzru and Tom McCarthy). Thanks to Colin Banks, Georgina Brett and Simon Worthington. Umberto Eco, Paddy and Bessie Sims, Piers Wardle and Michael Harrison RIP.

For a high resolution scan of the image, follow this link and click on the image –

Check back soon for more information on the “Noise” exhibition.

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