Simple Things have announced the line-up for EXT. its yearly series of talks, events and experiences taking place across Bristol during the festival.
The programme features conversations between Massive Attack’s Robert Del Naja and the band’s chief technical officer Andrew Melchior, Holly Herndon and her long-term collaborator Mat Dryhurst, who will speak to music journalist Chal Ravens, and a three way discussion between Kode9, Cooly G and label manager Marcus Scott on the history and legacy of Hyperdub.
Simple Things EXT. will also play host to the world premiere of Aïsha Devi‘s I’m Not Always Where My Body Is – an unprecedented multi-user Augmented Reality experience where viewers can collectively experience a 3D performance through innovative augmented reality technology, developed with AR specialists Pussykrew and Zubr.
Meanwhile, Bristol’s IMAX theatre will become a showcase of immersive audiovisual pieces. On Vanishing Land, an audio-essay by Justin Barton and the late Mark Fisher, will be aired in full, while Squidsoup, the lighting designers behind Four Tet’s blockbuster Alexandra Palace shows, will present the world premiere of CURVE with music from Hyperdub affiliate Lee Gamble.
South West Creative Technology Network (SWCTN) fellow Rowan James will lead a discussion on the possibilities technology, and refined political ideals might offer for accessibility and inclusion in the music industry. Discussions and events from PRS Foundation, Artificial Hells, Ai-Da, Substrike, EarthSongs and more will round out the weekend’s programming.
Also announced is Simple Things 360º, a series of screenings that will utilise the full scope of the UK’s only 3D Planetarium, with 360 programmings from a variety of artists on show throughout the festival.
View the full line-up for Simple Things EXT. here.