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Wandering Sheds, Crazy Inventors and Thumping Beats.

Inventor Shed

Tonight sees the opening of Inventor Shed. What is The Inventor Shed I hear you ask? I chatted to its creator, Adrian Pritchard, to find out exactly what the mobile shed that you may have spotted around Blackpool is all about.

Claire: Tell me all about what is going on?

Adrian:  “Inventor Shed” is a shed on wheels that opens up into a mobile gallery and workshop space as part of an arts meets science exhibition “Lost Inventions Fantastic Creations” (4th-12th October). The Shed will pop up around Blackpool Town Centre near Winter Gardens and Houndshill Shopping Centre on the 4th and 5th October. The Project has been set up by “Osmosis Machine” and is supported by LeftCoast – Arts Council.

C: How did the project come about?

A: The project came to light because we were looking for garden shed inventors and we needed a strategy, a vehicle to seek out and create some publicity so we could get in the papers and raise the profile of how art can meet science. It turned out it was a very practical outreach tool and we began to think of it as having multiple uses.

C: What about you – tell us about your background?

A: My background as an artist is, a painter.  I studied painting in Cornwall and was then awarded scholarships to train in London and Japan. My own work is still very much inspired by those places as well as nature and physics. My recent projects have been development of  machines that work with viscose fluids. I was Born in Garstang, but have spent most my life in Blackpool.

C: What are your expectations for the project?

A: The project Lost Inventions Fantastic Creations is trying to show that there is a lot of creativity out there but not necessarily from artists but could also be from tinkerers or simply practical hands on people. The sponsors behind the show: LeftCoast and Arts Council want to raise audiences and participants in the arts. By mixing together and exchanging ideas and skills. My belief is that it could and will make us all better informed about what’s going on locally and further afield which will ideally lead to positive working relationships and inspire a new generation of scientists and engineers.

The opening night is Friday the 3rd October at Baseline Studios, rear of Marks and Spencers. It starts at 6pm and you can expect to find: interactive and educational aspects with the likes of “Blackpool’s Hackers” and “Makers Groups” experiments with electronics and robotics, “Osmosis Machines” .

Following the opening The Blue Room will be hosting an after party with with Ben Marshall,  Luke Neptune and Chris Hodder.
International DJ & Producer Ben Marshall has worked in some of the best clubs around the world including performances for the ministry of sound his work is recognised widely and highly regarded.

Returning from his European tour DJ Ben Marshall and Special effects expert Mark C are taking up the “Lost Inventions Cymatics Challenge” to create stunning visual effects through the use of sound vibrations. With only two weeks to go and a tight working schedule its going to be tough but If anyone can make the gloop mixture dance its going to be Dj Marshall who is famous for his harmony mixes, deep beats and hypnotic grooves.

Cymatics is the study of visible sound by vibration, with a specially designed gloop performing speaker a non Newtonian liquid is vibrated, and regions of maximum and minimum displacement are made visible. Different patterns emerge in the excitatory medium with the use of beats and various frequencies that can often make the gloop jump and dance with hypnotic effect.

“The Cymatics Challenge will take place at the Blue Room Friday the 3rd October 9.30pm onwards and is a continuation of the “Lost Inventions” Exhibition which is at the Baseline Creative Hub. Its a free entry to those that attend the exhibition otherwise this is a pay at the door event hosted by the Blue Room in collaboration with Osmosis Projects.

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