Brocken Spectre by Charles Monkhouse

Brocken Spectre by Charles Monkhouse

Derbyshire Artist Charles Monkhouse has developed Brocken Spectre for installation at Rievaulx Abbey (North Yorkshire) in the Spring when it will be projected along the axis of the Abbey presbytery. Charles has been developing the project for a considerable time and recently used LEVEL to refine the installation process. Our centre is ideal for this project as its location (in a dip) offers shelter from the wind and our corridor provides enough space to site a powerful light source. A Brocken Spectre is the shadow of an observer surrounded by a spectacular, iridescent glory suggesting a halo, projected onto cloud or mist. Usually seen in mountains, sightings are rare even for regular walkers. For more information see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brocken_spectre For more info about the work of Charles see: http://www.charlesmonkhouse.co.uk/  ...
Opening Event for Archipelago Installation

Opening Event for Archipelago Installation

Friday 17 February 2017 at LEVEL a public event featuring the work of Polish Artists Grzegorz Rogala and Joanne Krzyszton. Information Gallery I I am – Joanna Krzyszton, (2012) In October 2012 we were invited to Etival, France to participate in celebration of the famous journey of F. Picabia, G. Apollinaire, M. Duchamp. They were driving from Paris to French Jura to join Picabia’s wife at her family holiday house. For this international event I created (with great help of my husband Greg Rogala) the interactive installation inspired by Apollinaire’s poem (Joanna Krzyszton) Je sui la vie (I am life) is controlled by the movement of people and changing levels of light in a room. The image starts to aberrate, changing constantly in a fluid motion. Using the movement of the body (or a hand etc.) people control the speed of change and interfere with the image creating of colorful, abstract images. A painting that is never still and stops only where there is no life. Gallery II (showing 2 installations – at separate times) Installation I: Palimpsest (2016) A palimpsest is a manuscript page, either from a scroll or a book, from which the text has been scraped or washed off so that the page can be reused for another document. To create this installation, Joanna photographed images from the television screen. These are revealed and manipulated by people interacting with the installation. What results is a dangerous, violent, disaster-ridden world of mass media, real and fictional. With sweeping movements of the hand, people change the image and re-shape it according to what they want to appear –...
Friday 17th February 6.30-9.00pm – Archipelago at LEVEL

Friday 17th February 6.30-9.00pm – Archipelago at LEVEL

A FREE event at LEVEL providing the opportunity to meet Polish Artists Grzegorz Rogala and Joanna Krzyszton and experience 4 amazing interactive installations. The installations include Archipelago (image above), a 3D work inviting the performer to use body movements to conjure islands from the sea, and La Route Jura Paris, which allows the player to develop a musical line and images which travel in a continuous line around the space. This amazing work is now providing inspiration for groups and individuals over a two week programme of workshops, events and  public performances. The work invites audiences to investigate the universal language of form and sound within immersive and interactive environments. Grzegorz Rogala is an experimental film maker. His main interest is in computer art and 3D animation for interactive installations. Joanna Krzyszton is a painter. She creates both immersive abstract paintings and paintings derived from photography. Both artists are involved in education, in cultivating new generations of artists and experimenters. Since 2011 the two artists started to collaborate in the field of interactive installations. These installations have been created for galleries and arts festivals across Poland and in other European countries (Holland, Germany, Croatia, France, Ukraine.)  ...

D-LAB Artists’ Networking Session at LEVEL dynamically done and dusted

The D-LAB Artists’ Networking Session hosted by LEVEL yesterday afternoon was a dazzling addition to the creative to-ings and fro-ings in the building, as an array of D-LAB artists chicaned through the Purple Peach Club Night preparations, the arrival of BBC Radio Derby to interview participants and the continuing exhibition of Tony Sutton’s ‘From Memory’.   Says David Gilbert, D-LAB Curator/Producer, “Thanks to everyone who came along to our Artists’ Networking Session to share their work and ideas, and to Will Hurt for his fantastic interactive co-commissioned by D-LAB and LEVEL.” Next up for D-LAB is Debbie Cooper’s commission opening at Buxton Museum as part of the touring ‘Past Lives Project’ – http://bit.ly/1MK8Ird this Friday and Noriko Okaku’s ‘Derbyshire Tarot’ co-commission with https://www.facebook.com/derbyquad/ and https://www.facebook.com/AnimateProjects/ as part of the Animate OPEN at QUAD from 28 November, alongside animations made by Heritage High School as part of the D-LAB Education Programme....

LEVEL battens down the hatches in preparation for Purple Peach Club Night 3

This unique club-style night for people with learning disabilities, their carers and friends returns to LEVEL in all of its digital glory! Journey through weird and wonderful visual worlds, strange sounds and chilled out beats in a fun, creative and relaxed atmosphere. Expect the unexpected. Tuesday 10 November 2015, 6.30pm-10pm. Entry £5 (free to carers) – pay on the door but pre-booking essential....