Neil Winterburn introduces Flunstellas at Ignite Liverpool
Neil Winterburn introduced Flunstellas to the audience at the 7th Ignite Liverpool event, and asked them to meditate on the thoughts of people in the room.
The first Flunconference was hosted at FACT, in Liverpool, as part of the ‘Knowledge Lives Everywhere’ exhibition. A symposium format was used to bring people from different backgrounds and interests together, to explore what Flunstellas might be. The platform was shared by 11 speakers, who each presented their interpretation of Flunstellas to an intrigued audience.
In Atoms creates a live soundtrack to introduce the Flunconference
If we could hear Flunstellas, what might they sound like? We asked Adam Cooper (In Atoms) to create a piece of music to set the tone as people were finding their seats for the Flunconference. In response to a video of people socializing and eating in a nearby cafe, Adam improvised this tender, absorbing score, which also served as a soundtrack to the opening credits of the conference.
Psychologist Dr Richard Brown at the Flunconference
Psychologist Dr Richard Brown talks about subjective experience, emotion and how art such as Flunstellas can be used to share troubling thoughts.
The first Flunconference was hosted at FACT, in Liverpool, as part of the ‘Knowledge Lives Everywhere’ exhibition.
Ishtar performs at the Flunconference at FACT
Ishtar talks about how ideas relating to psychology & parapsychology inform her dance practice. She conducts a live experiment performing an improvised dance in response to the movement of the ideas and emotions of the audience. Towards the end of her performance Ishtar is joined by improvisational vocalist Steve Boyland for a short lived but exciting collaboration.
Vocal improvisation from Steve Boyland at the Flunconference
Steve Boyland is a Vocal Improvisation artist drawing inspiration from the rhythms, colours and textures of dance and visual art, as much as from the extended vocalism of Free Jazz, the poetics of Eastern and Western classicism and the other-wordly, shamanic tones of World Music, the singer’s meditations emerge as abstract, enigmatic song forms; as extended journeys in voice and spirit, somehow reflective of our inner life in sound.
At the Flunconference Steve talked about his vocal performances and how that, in some ways he has been working with Flunstellas for years, without being aware of it. He shared insights into how his incredible approach to music developed and gave us an extraordinary demonstration, giving sound to the sub symbolic parts of the mind and bringing them out into the room.
Storyteller Lucy Fiori presents at the Flunconference at FACT
Lucy Fiori is an actor, writer and director of Ullaloom Theatre company. She has a special interest in creating drama for children that explores the darker corners of their imaginations.
Videosmith Sam Meech presents at the Flunconference
Exploring ways in which to visualize Flunstellas, Sam Meech describes his use of video imaging in public spaces to reveal the hidden trails and auras of the public, and suggests that both ideas and the medium of video might both have bacterial qualities.