INTERCAL / 10 Oct / Palais Abdellia


Dan Hayhurst (music) and Reuben Sutherland (animation) enact optomusical agglomerate, Sculpture. At the core of their process, multisensory performance feeds back into audible and visible musical byproducts.

Combining tactile physical media and software based practice, Sculpture amalgamate electronic music, abstract animation, found sound/imagery, tape manipulation and improvisation. Dan plays media devices and electronic instruments. Reuben plays video zoetrope turntable.

In May 2014 Sculpture’s Membrane Pop LP was released by Software, a label curated by Daniel Lopatin, AKA Oneohtrix Point Never. A live AV cassette/digital/video splice, Video Plot, followed in October. In January 2014, the duo’s self-released animated 7″ single, Plastic Infinite, became an instant cult artifact.

Sculpture previously made two animated zoetrope picture disc LPs for Germany’s Dekorder records – Rotary Signal Emitter (2010) and Toad Blinker (2011). Their third LP, Slime Code, was released in 2012 on 7 unique cassettes plus digital edition by patten’s Kaleidoscope imprint and later reissued on vinyl by Digitalis.