Ars Electronica, the past summer and the future

 

The summer passed way to fast and it has been a few months of catching up after our workshop in Bergen. Currently we are working on a larger physical 3-D installation that hopefully will meet the public before the end of the year.

During September we got the opportunity to visit Ars Electronica in Linz, Austria a got loads of new inspiration. Traveling back to Gothenburg we unfortunately was informed that Cat Eyed People’s Playground must move already before the end of October and at present we are trying to get all settled and find a new site for our workshop, events and exhibitions. So at present everything except looking for a new location has come to a stand, but we hope to be back in ‘business’ by the beginning of November.

 

 

The International Science Festival Gothenburg

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Time to start kicking of the spring and summer events. We start of with a special edition of Beats & Ord at Brunnen, as part of the International Science Festival in Gothenburg the 12th, 13th and 14th of May (next weekend).

On the Friday evening we open the exhibition with Beats & Afterword. Saturday morning we begin with buckets of coffee and breakbeats, Breakbeats for Breakfast. Sunday we finish of with Beats outside the Box.

And if that was not enough we also take part in the School Programme with a 90 minutes workshop-version of WordJam.

So we will keep ourselves busy 🙂

Fun and a bit cold

 

Spent the Saturday at Cat Eyed People’s Playground with Slot Car Music Part II. Great fun and nice to have the company of Invisible Sounds and Göteborg Art Sounds (GAS festivalen) at Masthuggskajen. The day was rainy, grey and cold. We got stuck in the rain so we were not ready to open until 1 pm (not 12 as planned) but after that the time run by quickly.

People enjoyed having a go at the track and the synthesisers and even though the track was a bit smaller than last time the sound got really great, almost mediative as the strings of the ‘guitar’ was played and the drums drummed on. Everyone was happy including us 😀

Slot Car Music Part II

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The autumn is here but at Cat Eyed People’s Playground we will try to keep the warm summer-spirit at least until December.  This Saturday we will do a part two with Slot Car Music. At the same time the GAS-festival will present the work Invisible Sounds Anders Hultqvist, Stefan Östersjö and Per Sjösten at Masthuggskajen beside us.

 

Beats & Ord and graffiti during Kulturkalaset

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During Kulturkalaset we will be open every day except Sunday. Opening hours during the week:

Tuesday – Friday 2 pm – 5 pm
Saturday 1 pm – 5 pm

During the week “the Whale” container will get repainted and the throw ups and tags on it covered so it looks shiny and new.

On Saturday a plastic wrap wall will be put up open for everyone who wants to try graffiti. It will be up and open 2 pm – 4 pm. You need to bring your own cans and mask. We will have a small supply of cans that can be bought at purchase price.

 

Opening hours Beats & Ord

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The exhibition Beats & Ord will be open until the 20th of August. The opening hours will differ a bit, since we have to earn our living as well, and it might change due to lousy weather. But these are the opening hours we will be open unless Gothenburg gives us heavy rain and/or thunder.
6/8 1 – 4 pm
8/8 – 10/8 5 – 7 pm
14/8 1 – 4 pm
16 /8 – 19/8 2 – 5 pm
20/8 1 – 5 pm

If you want to be sure that we are open or want to come by at another time check out our Facebook and/or send us a mail.

Instagram and YouTube

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The Beats & Words exhibition is currently showing at Cat Eyed People’s Playground until the 20th of August. For updated openings hours visit Cat Eyed People’s Playgrounds Facebook. 
For the exhibition a playlist at YouTube has been made. It contains most of the tracks that has inspired the visual artworks. All swedish hip hop from the eighties and onward.

An account on Instagram has also been started. It is still very empty but more photos and videos will be added. Just add us and follow and you will see 🙂