Continuum – 10th November, Generator, Dundee

Continuum still, Catherine Street


Catherine Street, JL Williams, Martin Parker and Owen Green. Screening and performance at Generator Projects, 25-26 Mid Wynd Industrial Estate, Dundee, DD1 4JG.

Saturday 10th November, Doors 7pm, screening and performance starts 7.30pm (lasts approx 1 hour).

This site-specific event will be an immersive experience featuring a new film by artist Catherine Street. The film will be followed by readings by poet JL Williams and Catherine Street, as well as live performances by composers and improvisers Martin Parker and Owen Green.

The film derives its sound and image from the exhausted body of the artist. Meanwhile writings by Street and Williams allude to the sensual, experiential world of human perception alongside a theoretical conception of time and space as described by mathematics. Green and Parker’s live performances build in intensity over time and the listener is made very much aware of the physical nature of sound as it is created by bodies interacting in space.

The video, Continuum, was shot by filmmakers Ben Ewart-Dean and Daniel Warren, with sound by Owen Green and performance by Catherine Street and Dmitry Ser.

Continuum still, Catherine Street

Catherine Street’s installations are pervasive and dramatic. Layering elements of video, sound, drawing, collage, texts, and performance she creates potent and atmospheric environments. Street’s own body is often present on film and in actuality, undertaking tasks of endurance and repetition. A viewer entering such environments, and encountering this body, is liable to feel a strong emotional response: of unease, repulsion, fascination, surprise, exhilaration, even hilarity.

Martin Parker is a composer, improviser and sound artist. His sound-centric work ranges from theatre music and film to sound installations, instrumental works and site specific performance. His approach to music making is defined by an expectation of spontaneity and adjustability which means most of his projects feature an element of unpredictability.

Owen Green is a composer and improviser. His current focus is in adaptive computer based compositions for improvisers. Owen is a member of a number of improvising groups, including Triofon, a laptop trio and Sileni (with MC and clown, Harlequinade), who do improvised peri-apocalyptic noise/hip-hop.

JL Williams was born in New Jersey and studied at Wellesley College and on the MLitt in Creative Writing at the University of Glasgow. Her poetry has been published in journals including Poetry Wales, The Wolf, Shearsman, Fulcrum and Stand.

Continuum is funded by an Artist Commission for the Human Race exhibition and associated events programme. Human Race has been funded by Legacy Trust UK, creating a lasting impact from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games by funding ideas and local talent to inspire creativity across the UK. It is also forms part of Creative Scotland’s London 2012 and Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme, and the Year of Creative Scotland.

The exhibition will be on show at the Lamb Gallery and Institute of Sport & Exercise at the University of Dundee 21 September – 10 November.


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