We feel honoured to have Strange Pill for a lockdown residency in 2021. These hard working people have brought five train carriages to our grounds to develop their ‘Strange Pill to Elsewhere’ project, an audio visual journey of perception and mashup culture, and to turn the carriages into new spaces for Joldwynds.
Check out the project video. You can read about Strange Pill below and find out more about their amazing work via their website: www.strangepill.co.uk
Strange Pill is an audio visual artists duo. Zahara Muñoz-Vicens and Ben Hardy have been working together since 2009 exploring the visual narratives of sound from a post-digital perspective. Analog and digital merge to bring the stories behind sounds to the foreground of the musical experience.
They are both musicians and producers exploring the idea of music as collage and have merged filmed live performance cut-ups, locations, loops, touch-screens, holograms, projections, interactivity and video art into moving paintings and participatory exhibitions.
Strange Pill have worked with hundreds of performers and musicians, beatboxers, turntablists and spoken word artists, from street artists to established acts like Trevor Horn and international institutions like the New York Philharmonic orchestra. They've received support from organisations like Arts Council England, Barbican Centre, Bhavan Indian Cultural Centre, Kinetica Museum and Roundhouse amongst others and have been included in Aesthetica Magazine's "Future Now: 100 contemporary artists".
They have exhibited at places like Barbican Centre, York Art Gallery, Richmix, The Vaults and Cairo Palace of Arts and given talks at UCL, CultureTech and MusicTechFest amongst others.
Audio Visual Music Machine
/// Interactive installation at Barbican Centre