monomania (2014)

8th March 2014 – Curated and produced by Bad Timing, co-produced by Aid & Abet and Cambridge Junction

monomania was created by bad timing, Cambridge’s longest-running independent organisers of experimental, electronic and underground live music/sound/art events, in collaboration with Aid & Abet and Cambridge Junction.

monomania was a one-day festival exploring obsessive and solitary creative experience and how individuals relate to objects, ideas, places and themselves. Solo artists across performance, live music, sound and visual arts explore individual experience as makers, performers, inventors, listeners, writers and spectators in art, technology and everyday life. monomania happened at Aid & Abet artspace, Cambridge Junction and spaces in between.

Commissions included a site-responsive sound performance by Lee Patterson at Aid & Abet, MrUnderwood’s Sonic Graffiti to be discovered around the urban environment, sonic and visual installations by Sean Dower and Alex Pearl at Aid & Abet and Cambridge Junction. The day ends with Heatsick’s Extended Play creating a durational multi-room and multisensory club environment at Cambridge Junction.

Live performance throughout both sites. Performers include Sean Dower, Tim Spooner, John Boursnell, Jack James, Lee Patterson, Richard Dawson, Land Observations, Sarah Angliss, C Joynes and Pete UM.

Workshops & screenings Ian Helliwell presented a screening of ‘Practical Electronica’ on the overlooked UK electronic music pioneer F. C. Judd. Holly Rumble’s ‘Hear A Pin Drop Here’ led participants between Aid & Abet and Cambridge Junction compiling a meticulous map of everywhere someone can hear a pin drop along the route.