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I Am Making Art: Pompom Synth Making

with PRRRRRT! DIY electronics collective

I Am Making Art: Pompom Synth Making

with PRRRRRT! DIY electronics collective

Nom Nom Nand Nor synth, courtesy of PRRRRRT!

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Join DIY electronics collective PRRRRRT! for a fun and experimental sound making workshop using a combination of electronics and e-textiles, inspired by Spike Island’s current exhibitions, Hum and When There Is No More Music to Write.

Create your own small electronic noise-maker and then control the sounds it makes with your own hand-made pompoms, created using conductive textiles. You can also explore how to incorporate conductive thread and stretchy fabric to make a hybrid instrument that is both noisy and soft.

Please note, this workshop will include the use of a soldering iron so we recommend age groups 12+. Under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult. One ticket secures 1x pompom synth kit, if you require multiple kits, please buy another ticket.

I AM MAKING ART

These regular activity sessions are led by artists. Visitors of all ages and abilities can try out new techniques and approaches to making art, from drawing and painting to collage, sculpture and animation.

PRRRRRT!

PRRRRRT! is a DIY electronics collective that designs and makes low cost micro-synthesizers (noise maker) kits, that combine electronics with e-textiles and other materials.  A collaboration between Becca Rose, Jasmine Butt and Kathy Hinde, PRRRRRT! run workshops for people to make and hack in a relaxed and creative environment.

Jasmine Butt‘s work involves helping with synth manufacture in Bristol with Bugbrand. She has assisted with soldering and making in various workshops.

Becca Rose is an artist, maker, and educator working at the intersection of craft practice, socially engaged arts, and creative technologies. She puts on participatory events or workshops such as working with DIY electronic-textile sensors, or creating tactile digital games.

Kathy Hinde’s work grows from a partnership between nature and technology expressed through immersive audio-visual installations and performances that combine sound, sculpture, image and light. Kathy is a member of Bristol Experimental Expanded Film (BEEF)