Golau Glau and the Palindrone Jukebox at the Tetley

If you go to the Tetley in Leeds between 24 January and 28 February, you will find a free-standing booth dubbed the ‘Palindrone Jukebox’ which will house seating and a shelf of bespoke vinyl records, with specially commissioned palindromatic compositions which visitors can select from and play on the self-reversing turntables. One of these palindromic vinyl records was supplied by Golau Glau.

The Reversing Machine

Sam Belinfante & Simon Lewandowski

24 January – 28 February 2014 The Tetley, Leeds
PV: Friday 24 January, 6 – 8pm

The Reversing Machine is an exhibition conceived by artists Simon Lewandowski and Sam Belinfante. At the exhibition’s core is the machine itself; a self-reversing mechanical power source*. Any object attached will turn at a steady rate for a set time then stop and be set into reverse – a mechanical palindrome.

Commissioned by Art Laboratory Berlin in 2012, the machine has expanded into an ongoing research project. For The Tetley Belinfante and Lewandowski reconstruct this collective work, incorporating fresh elements in response to the new gallery. They have also developed individual works which reflect on their collaboration and on the concerns that generated The Reversing Machine. These include Accordion a new two part film by Belinfante shot on 16mm film and SETTER a palindromic multiple by Lewandowski.

A repertoire of satellite devices driven by The Reversing Machine act out and reflect ways in which we are able to perceive the flow and passage of time through the action of things and forces in the world. Devices choreographed by the machine include adapted record players, household light fittings, slide projectors and a variety of sculptural automata.

Central to the installation is a pair of turntables driven by the machine which plays a repertoire of specially composed vinyl records. This is The Palindrone Jukebox.

Artists that have produced compositions for the The Palindrone Jukebox include;

Ed Atkins / Sam Belinfante / Alice Bradshaw / Adam de la Cour / Manya Doñaque / Golau Glau / Kirsty Harris / Doug Haywood / Lou Hazelwood / Martin Iddon and Antti Sakari Saario, writing as [zygote] / Andy Ingamells / Simon Lewandowski / Kevin Logan / Joanna Loveday / Leah Lovett / Neil Luck / Jessica Rowland / Oliver Thurley / Nathan Walker and Tom Walker / Sam Warren

Events:
An incorporated event programme of daytime and evening performances, talks and workshops will run throughout this project. For more information on these and the show as a whole visit The Tetley’s website.

Supported by:
The Elephant Trust
Arts Council England
University of Leeds

*The Reversing Machine mechanism was designed and built by Alistair Metcalf at Effects Too.

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Golau Glau – First Exhibition COMING SOON

Golau Glau’s first art exhibition takes place soon at Test Space in Leeds. 

The exhibition, which runs from 10th-13th November, will feature a new sound and photography work about the closure of public libraries, ‘Public Interest’, and a selection of other sound works, videos and photographs by Golau Glau. There will be a programme/zine to accompany the exhibition, and it’s free to get in.

EXHIBITION LAUNCH: Thursday 10th November, 7.30pm, FREE ENTRY
The launch night is a free gig that features people Golau Glau like:
HOOKWORMS (LIVE) – amazing psych dream stare rock
RUNNERS (DJ) – celebratory electronics and all the best ideas
EWAN JAMIESON (DJ) –  from ace local music website A Negative Narrative

There is also an additional event during the exhibition:
LIBRARIES AND VINYL: Saturday 12th November, 2.30pm, FREE ENTRY
James Balf
from Sonic Router will be playing a laid-back vinyl-only DJ set and Lauren Smith from Voices for the Library is doing a talk on public library closures.

Test Space are event producers, promoters, artists and curators. Test Space is also currently a physical space in the centre of Leeds, hosting exhibitions, gigs, live performance, theatre, pop up restaurants and club nights.
Test Space, Unit 2-4 Melbourne Street, Leeds LS2 7PS