Sean Kerr
Since the beginning
Works in Auckland, Nebraska United States of America

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BIO
Sean Kerr [http://seankerr.net ]is currently lecturing in Elam School of Fine Arts University Of Auckland. After completing his MFA in Intermedia at the University of Auckland in 1995 with first class Hons, Sean became a Lecturer in Electronic Arts at the University of Canterbury for two years. Sean was one of the main instigators in setting up the Physic Room Gallery [http://www.physicsroom.org.nz/] a successful artist run space based in Christchurch.

Sean has worked in various areas of the visual arts, sound/film/video and installation for the past 10 years, and is currently practicing as an interdisciplinary visual/conceptual artist and freelance curator.
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EVENT

KLUNK, CLOMP, AAUGH!


Dates:
Mon Jun 16, 2008 00:00 - Mon Jun 16, 2008

Location:
New Zealand

4 June-5 July 2008
klunk, clomp, aaugh!
Sean Kerr
The Physics Room, Project Space, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Opening preview: Friday 13 June 2008, 5.30pm

Investigating the uncertain terrain of the DIY and the unconventional, klunk, clomp, aaugh!
allows instability and uneasiness to provocatively gestate within The Physics Room as Sean Kerr’s misfit mechanisms, pranks and ruses abound.

Affirming his position as New Zealand’s own troublemaking new media pundit, cheap shots and chaos emerge from a network of triggers and hubs set up within the gallery. Accompanied by a host of punk influenced attitudes, Kerr’s installation seeks to disorientate, unsettle and confuse through high-tech but low-fi means.

Citing Martin Kippenberger’s practice as “a series of strategies designed to multiply misunderstandings and create unstable meanings,” Kerr combines a confrontational, punk sensibility with the form and function of interactive artworks, and in doing so inflects our user-focused expectations of both art and technology.

Working with his audience by working against them, Kerr convincingly short circuits our expectations of the stimulating and enlightening interactions we might seek to have with art works during a trip to the gallery. Playing off against our deference for decorum and the expected order of things, the catalytic and bafflingly banal mechanisms accommodated within klunk, clomp, aaugh!play with our understandings of ‘self’, ‘art’ and the social architecture that supports both these constructs.

Sean Kerr lives and works in Auckland where he is a Senior Lecturer at Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland. Recent exhibitions include: Mirror States, MIC, Auckland, 2008; Music 4 4 Blackberrys, Gus Fisher Gallery, Auckland, 2007; Neighbourhood Watch, SCAPE, Christchurch, 2006; Music 4 100 Computers, Rhizome.org Commission, 2006; The Mountain, Prospect 2004, Wellington, 2004; and The Conversation, Seoul Biennale, Seoul, 2002. Sean Kerr is represented by Michael Lett in Auckland.

Text - Kate Montgomery


OPPORTUNITY

MUSIC 4 100 COMPUTERS -->> CALL FOR 100 ONLINE PERFORMERS <<--


Deadline:
Sun Jul 02, 2006 00:00

MUSIC 4 100 COMPUTERS

HTTP://WWW.SEANKERR.AUCKLAND.AC.NZ/M4100

CALL FOR 100 ONLINE PERFORMERS

SEAN KERR'S FIRST PERFORMANCE OF M4100 IS GOING TO HAPPEN ON JULY 9TH, NOON, NZ TIME @ THE GOVETT BREWSTER GALLERY, NEW PLYMOUTH, NEW ZEALAND, HTTP://WWW.GOVETTBREWSTER.COM. M4100 REQUIRES 100 ONLINE PERFORMERS TO CREAT THE EVENT. USING A FLASH MULTI-USER SERVER, ALL 100 ONLINE PERFORMERS WORK TOGETHER TO CREAT AN SONIC AND VISUAL EVENT THAT IS LIVE MIXED BY SEAN KERR, AT THE GOVETT BREWSTER GALLERY AUDITORIUM

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING IN THIS EVENT, PLEASE EMAIL YOUR DETAILS TO SEAN KERR [S.KERR@AUCKLAND.AC.NZ]

M4100 IS COINCIDING WITH THE EXHIBITION 'WHAT COLOR DOES SOUND MAKE?' AND THE SOUND PERFORMANCE EVENT SOUND/BODIES @ THE GOVETT BREWSTER GALLERY.

M4100 IS A HTTP://WWW.RHIZOME.ORG COMMISSION

SEAN KERR HTTP://WWW.SEANKERR.NET


DISCUSSION

music for stairwell | whitebass @ artspace auckland


MUSIC FOR STAIRWELL

Artspace Stairwell, Auckland

a new work every monthly.

Ecurrent artist
WHITEBASS
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artist text:

Whitebass: three platforms

An adaptation of the stairwells architectural elements, keeping in
mind the rhythms of the two sets of eleven stairs and adjoining
three platforms formulating a composition template

PLATFORM-STAIRS-PLATFORM-STAIRS-PLATFORM

Rhythmical sections of the composition notion the repetition of
ascending and descending a staircase with connecting
monotone plateaus acting as the platforms.

Utilising sound sources such as:
-Feild recordings
-Turntable feedback
-Harmonics
-Tones
-Samples

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Enext artist
MRS P.WESTBOURNE
opening April 21st

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EMUSIC FOR STAIRWELL site

http://www.seankerr.auckland.ac.nz/curat_folder/mfsw/

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EMUSIC FOR STAIRWELL
Curated by Sean Kerr