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Jason Hirons of Driftingspace gave a paper during the recent Transforming Moments conference at the University of Kent on 15-16th January. The conference dealt with notions of Dissonance, Liminality and Action as Learning Experiences. Hirons talked about how Driftingspace offers moments of transformative learning through their critical practice consisting of performance, lectures etc. Find more information about the conference here.


Mount Wise Shoot 1 Driftingspace, Mount Wise Shoot

As announced earlier Bureau Doove is happy to be part of the upcoming first Plymouth Art Weekender, presenting work by Alison Ballard, Mike Blow and Driftingspace (Sally Hall and Jason Hirons) at the wonderful Devonport Guildhall.

The tactile sound sculpture POD (2009) by Alison Ballard and Mike Blow consists of two giant blue inflatables. The speakers inside of these hum and vibrate with pulsing low-frequency sound. Audience members are encouraged to place hands and ears on the inflatable to feel and hear the sounds coming from within. POD uses audio to bring a new meaning and potential to inanimate objects. The sound changes our perception of the objects by creating a new hybrid audio/physical artifact.


The films by Driftingspace explore the new landscape and skyline of Devonport, in the context of the Georgian, Regency, and Victorian architecture it interrelates with. The films are discursive, playful ways of discussing what regeneration means to a part of Plymouth that was once the largest town in Devon, but in recent years has fallen into disrepair, dystrophy, and decay. Today Devonport has regained a sense of pride in its history, and hope in its future, and the films will seek to unpack the myriad narratives that can be seen whilst traveling through the area.

The exhibition is open on Friday 25 September from 11am-4pm and on Saturday 26 September from 10am-4pm. Each day at 2pm the event Let’s Talk consists of public talks with the artists involved in this project.

Devonport Guildhall is easy to reach by public transport from Plymouth City Centre and features an excellent artisan bakery, Column Bakehouse.

Find this event on the Plymouth Art Weekender website where you can also download the map.

With thanks to Devonport Guildhall and The House, Plymouth University.

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We were so excited about it that we were a bit too quick with posting the link to the Plymouth Art Weekender website but it is live now. It very much looks like Plymouth is the place to be end of September so start booking your travel.


We will happily tell you what the sentence in the green means when you support Bureau Doove after clicking this work by Stefaan QUIX



Very pleased to be part of the first Plymouth Art Weekender on Friday 25 and Saturday 26 September 2015. We will present the installation Pod by Mike BLOW and Alison BALLARD; and films by DRIFTINGSPACE in the gorgeous Devonport Guildhall.

More details to follow soon but find our dedicated event page already here.