Utopia(s)

Notions of Utopia have been a recurring theme of my work Revolution #10 and its spin-off A Peoples Manifesto. From its original genesis as a participatory public art project in partnership with the residents of Kensington & Chelsea on the Portobello Rd, to its presentation at the Houses of Parliament back in March, the work has consistently wrestled…

In A Shetland Landscape (residency)

I am collaborating with ceramist J Kay Aplin on an exciting project that merges our respective disciplines of ceramics and sound to explore the beautiful Shetland landscape. We are in residence at Scalloway Booth for the whole month of August, during which time we will be documenting and recording a series of walks in the landscape,…

The Nimbus (2015)

In 2015, I was commissioned by The Nimbus Group as an audio consultant and sound designer to work on their flagship project The Nimbus, an IOS (and now Android) app featuring the sounds of renowned field recordist Chris Watson. The sounds themselves were selected from Chris’s vast archive and presented as a colour-coded, high-quality, immersive sound…

World Listening Day July 18th 2015

My contribution to this year’s World Listening Day, celebrated every year on July 18th to mark the birthday of R. Murray Schafer who coined the word “soundscape” in 1977. Via Cities and Memory.

Project profile: A People’s Manifesto

Originally posted on A Manifesto for Digital Messiness:
This article looks at the ‘People’s Manifesto’ project – a radical sound installation and performance that aimed to express the democratic hopes and fears of a nation during the 2015 UK General Election.  A People’s Manifesto started life at InTRANSIT festival 2014 as part of a commission called…

Sound and the Urban Environment (2)

For those of you in Brighton and planning to visit the exhibition in the next week – a) It’s been extended by 2 days, so is now on until June 5th b) If you specifically want to hear my work then visit the gallery at the following times: 12.47 and 15.47 Mon-Fri 10.47 and 13.47 Sat &…

Q&A with Joseph Young a.k.a. Giuseppe Marinetti

Joseph Young a.k.a Giuseppe Marinetti returns to InTRANSIT Festival this year with An Other World at the V&A. Previous appearances include The Ballad of Skinny Lattes and Vintage Clothing (2013) and Revolution #10 (2014). In this exclusive interview, he speaks with us about the art of politics and the politics of art. Thank you for agreeing to speak with me…

An Other World INTRANSIT 2015

image by Mike Massaro I am delighted to announce this year’s commission for InTRANSIT festival in Kensington & Chelsea, who supported and premiered both The Ballad of Skinny Lattes and Vintage Clothing and Revolution #10 in previous years. An Other World is a performance symposium at the V&A exploring the idea of Utopias – what do they…

Sound and the Urban Environment

My sound works series Six Families of Noise is being exhibited in a group show at Onca Gallery, starting next week. The pieces were recorded binaurally in and around Portslade as part of my residency with Blast Theory back in 2010, and respond to the 6 families of noises that Luigi Russolo identified in his Art…

“What is the sound of protest?”

Another announcement – this autumn, I will be spending a couple of months in Berlin researching and recording the sound of protest and how to represent it… Errant Bodies Sound Art Gallery and Project Space will be hosting my informal residency and I will be looking for collaborators to take part in some recording and…

Art:Language:Location

I’m excited to announce that a revolutionary poster edition of Revolution #10 will be exhibiting at Art Language Location in Cambridge this October. More details to follow…

We Like Artists

I was the Featured Artist and most looked at page on WeLikeArtists for the month of March 2015, helped by an active Twitter campaign that kept me on the top spot.

a-n news on Revolution #10

An interview with a-n news about the challenges of being a ‘revolutionary artist’. Read the article here.

Revolution #10 (2015)

Revolution #10 started life as a commission in 2014 for the InTRANSIT festival in London. On a campaign stall on the Portobello Road, I interviewed the public about the importance of democracy.  The work expresses the divergent views of members of the public in the run-up to a General Election and reflects the messiness and competing noises of democracy…

Mapping Space

MAPPING SPACE Section 2 from Joseph Young on Vimeo. I’ve finally got around to digitising a sequence from this Laban educational DVD that I made with Anna Carlisle, Chair of the Laban Guild, back in 2014. The soundtrack follows closely the motion factors of the Laban technique to produce music that is a subtle commentary on…

Revolution #10 (Houses of Parliament)

“A People’s Manifesto” will be performed to MPs and guests at the House of Commons, 11th March 2015 @ 14.30 Revolutionary artist and crooner, Joseph Young, AKA Giuseppe Marinetti of Neo Futurist Collective, shares his public art project Revolution #10 to MPs and their guests next month at the House of Commons. The project produced “A People’s Manifesto”…

In A Shetland Landscape research trip

I have just returned from a research trip to the Shetland Isles with ceramist J Kay Aplin. We have a residency booked at Scalloway Booth on the island next August and then an exhibition at Da Gadderie in Shetland Museum in April 2016 and so this was an opportunity for me to get to know…

Revolution #10 at Brighton Digital Festival

  The revolutionary roadshow rolls into town for the Brighton Digital Festival, where Revolution #10 has been awarded one of the prestigious Arts and Tech commissions. From September 1st there will be a new website that will invite the public to answer some simple questions and to submit their sound recordings and revolutionary images. On…

Whither the Avant Garde?

From a performance at “Whatever happened to the Avant Garde?” (Introduction) Whatever happened to the avant garde? As an artist and an activist that’s a big question. One that I wrestle with almost every day. In fact, it’s so big a question that it’s impossible to try and answer it in 5 minutes. So instead I’m going…