At the Invisible Wind Factory

DSC03053In North Liverpool along the Dock Road a company of artists, scientists, engineers and musicians are conducting an Experiment. An Experiment in Invisible Wind. So, obviously I went to have a look.

Next door to Make Liverpool where this blog is often to be found.

Next door to Make Liverpool where this blog is often to be found.

Is the new Kazimier laboratory and performance space.

Is the new Kazimier laboratory and performance space.

We are shown into the reception area, all of us joining the Experiment today.

We are shown into the reception area, all of us joining the Experiment today.

Due to the nature of the Experiment and the equipment involved we are instructed to turn off our phones and also to take no photographs. I have partial exemption on this, though once we enter the Omphalos Chamber, the core of the Experiment, I will not be allowed to take photographs.

There is a sense of excitement.

There is a sense of excitement.

Experimentation.

Experimentation.

And the mysteries of possible futures.

And the mysteries of possible futures.

It is a very great privilege to be here.

I’m glad to be here.

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Yes, there is a story of loss here.

And yes, there is a sense of loss here.

The loss of home, sure. And yet a palpable sense of Kazimier energy in the dignity of what they have done upon learning of the loss of their city centre venue.

Re-make, Re-model.

Re-make, Re-model.

Invent a new future.

Invent a new future.

Enter a new dreaming space.

Enter a new dreaming space.

Here in North Liverpool.

Here in North Liverpool.

Like our own 'Coming Home'...

Where we are all talking.

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Now, it is time. The time of silence.

To enter the Omphalos Chamber.

To enter the Omphalos Chamber.

Where there are to be no photographs.

Where there is a ritual, a performance, an Experiment, the likes of which I have never experienced.

Gregorian electro chant choral singing to the beats of tuning forks and vocoders. Sudden darkness, costume reveals, drums and silence. Sharp light, soft light, strobe light and fire.

A religious experience, an engineering theatre, the hushed roar of a changing world.

Hand-held and voice activated, a human story of what humans can do, all together, working together, singing together, dreaming together, playing together, wondering why not together?

The power of us. The power of Invisible Wind?

Might be.

We emerge.

We emerge.

Into the light.

Into the light.

Joyfull.

Joyful.

And all receive our Certificates of Attainment for taking part in today's experiment.

And all receive our Certificates of Attainment for taking part in today’s experiment.

Afterwards we talk to the scientists, musicians, engineers and artists about what's happening here.

Afterwards we talk to the scientists, musicians, engineers and artists about what’s happening here.

Their plans and dreamings of future events and Experiments.

I am allowed round the back to see where they are building their future dreams.

I look round the back to see where they are building their future dreams.

Their making place, their sound laboratory.

Their making place, their sound laboratory.

By my friend Liam Naughton.

Thank you Liam Naughton.

Well done all of you Kazimiers. All you 70 and more people and organisations who staged this. And you Arts Council England. And you Beautiful Ideas.

Happening right here, right now in North Liverpool. Building the culture, building the economy, Experimenting with the future.

And I'm proud to have qualified today.

Proud to have qualified today.

I have my Certificate of Attainment.

I have my Certificate of Attainment.

‘Omphalos’ has been on at Invisible Wind Factory since Wednesday and finishes its current series of public Experiments tomorrow, Sunday. But this is only the beginning of changing an economy and creating our future with art. So look out for news of the next Experiment. There will always be more things happening. This Kickstarter, this Beautiful Idea, has Kickstarted, has left the LaunchPad.

 

2 thoughts on “At the Invisible Wind Factory

  1. Jeff

    Just one question Ronnie, did you undertake the ‘duo-cosmic analysis’, and if so, which element were you classified as?

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