Monday, December 11, 2017

ArtsLab The Opera: I, Leviathan Part 1

ArtsLab produced and presented by Mark Sheeky
Series 2 Episode 50: ArtsLab The Opera: I, Leviathan Part 1
Broadcast Monday 11 December 2017, 2pm to 3pm GMT.

ArtsLab content is typically original, created by artists and poets for each episode.

Mark Sheeky, The Eternal Quest
Lavinia Murray, The Dreamer Awakes
Andrew Williams, We, Leviathan
Steven Goodwin, Captain Robert Threnody
Mark Sheeky, Rhapsody Of The Sirens
Lavinia Murray, The Dreamer Is Born
Deborah Edgeley, Moondog's Curse
Stephen Pennell, Poseidon's Anger
Rebecca Cherrington, The Storm
Simon Ross, Song Of The Sirens
Andrew Williams, I, Leviathan
Mark Sheeky, The City Of Sleep

All past ArtsLab programmes can be listened to here:
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Monday, December 04, 2017

ArtsLab S2 Ep.49: Police

ArtsLab produced and presented by Mark Sheeky
Series 2 Episode 49: Police
Broadcast Monday 4 December 2017, 2pm to 3pm GMT.

ArtsLab content is typically original, created by artists and poets for each episode.

Andrew Williams, Another Day On The Force
Lavinia Murray, Arrestable Offences
Robert Burgess, Blue Beat Cop
Mark Sheeky, Elementary My Dear David Holmes
Stephen Pennell, To Their Fellow Man
Mark Sheeky & Sinead O'Connor, Homage to 7 O'Clock News/Silent Night
Mark Sheeky, Rhapsody on Hill Street
Lavinia Murray, Arrested Development
Rebecca Cherrington, Police
Mike Fuller, A Policeman's Lot/Policeman Drew
Lavinia Murray, Custody Suite Diva

All past ArtsLab programmes can be listened to here:
https://www.mixcloud.com/RedShiftRadio/playlists/artslab/

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Saturday, December 02, 2017

Grey Technology

I had a dream about a Lego space probe, heading for Mars as part of a school science project. It was dependent on all of its systems, and if one should fail (I imagined the failure of one of the axis aligned gyros) the whole probe would fail. I named this effect as black redundancy, a slight fault incapacitating the rest of the object when most of it was functional, and related it to computer programming where a tiny error or mutation in the machine code would be fatal to the integrity of the program.

I spoke to a dream character that biology was different, analogue in this respect, that it never truly breaks or is truly fully functional. I termed this white redundancy. I envisaged grey technology; machines with semi-redundancy, where the working parts of a machine would keep working when the broken parts were broken, that breakages would be detected and worked around automatically.

Essentially this was machinery that was much more tolerant of errors, particularly relating this to digital ones in computer code that might cause a crash. That the machines would behave biologically, and the wounded probe would do its best using the working functions. I called this grey technology and defined it as semi-redundancy of independent systems. I rushed home to publish this online.

In the dream I could not share the idea, prevented from working by children in my room, then a larger bullying child who I eventually threw out of the room, but he returned with a gang, and vicious animals to hammer down at my door and prevent me from typing. I felt that the dream was about the prevention of achievement of good work and good ideas by social commitments, or trivial things, but what ever that meant, at least now, I can publish the grey technology concept.

Errors and omissions frankly probable. This is one of several musings on life the universe and everything listed in the Writing and Essays section of www.marksheeky.com

Monday, November 27, 2017

ArtsLab S2 Ep.48: Time

ArtsLab produced and presented by Mark Sheeky
Series 2 Episode 48: Time
Broadcast Monday 27 November 2017, 2pm to 3pm GMT.
Special guest Mark Edmonds.

ArtsLab content is typically original, created by artists and poets for each episode.

Andrew Williams, Time Flies
Claire Bassi, Hinkley Point
Andrew Williams, Face Down On The Carpet
Deborah Edgeley, Lemon Thyme
Mark Sheeky, Mortality
Lavinia And Michael Murray, Measurelent
Mike Fuller, Sonnet 64
Rebecca Cherrington, Time
Lavinia Murray, Well You Took Your Time
Lavinia And Michael Murray, Ashes Got Older
Mark Sheeky, Reminiscence

All past ArtsLab programmes can be listened to here:
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Monday, November 20, 2017

ArtsLab S2 Ep.47: Carpets

ArtsLab produced and presented by Mark Sheeky
Series 2 Episode 47: Carpets
Broadcast Monday 20 November 2017, 2pm to 3pm GMT.
Special guest David Heke.

ArtsLab content is typically original, created by artists and poets for each episode.

Lavinia Murray, Carpet Diem
Mark Sheeky, Blue Carpet (The Hotel Carpet Blues)
Robert Burgess, Carpets Are Noisier Than You Think
Andrew Williams, Dance Of The Dust Bunnies
Stephen Pennell, The Dog Of The Tele
Rebecca Cherrington, Carpets
Lavinia Murray, Carpet Flag
Mike Fuller, Car Pet

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Blue Carpet (or The Hotel Carpet Blues)

Blue Carpet

I'm threadbare, pulled thin,
trodden like the mud on my skin,
Walked on and ignored,
and covered in dust,
my yellowing fibres resembling rust.

I'm flaky, snaky, falling apart,
the weave on my soul chokes the wool in my heart,
I'm holding together as dust,
My skin is a colourless crust.

I'm a hotel carpet, in a cheap Parisian backstreet,
I'm choking on the nothing and the cigarette friends that I meet,
well, they meet me,
they fall on my face and get crushed in,
its the closest to love I get these days.

I'm a hotel carpet, yellowy beigey putrid,
Yes why not drag your rotten luggage over me.

Walked on and ignored,
covered in rust,
my yellowing fibres resembling dust.

Rug!
Rug!
Rug!

Composed and recorded for broadcast on RedShift Radio, 20th November 2017 at 2pm, for ArtsLab Series 2 Episode 47.

Monday, November 13, 2017

ArtsLab S2 Ep.46: Snow

ArtsLab produced and presented by Mark Sheeky
Series 2 Episode 46: Snow
Broadcast Monday 13 November 2017, 2pm to 3pm GMT.

ArtsLab content is typically original, created by artists and poets for each episode.

Lavinia Murray, Quick Fisted Blizzard
Deborah Edgeley, The Candle Burns
Mark Sheeky, Snow In My Dreams
Stephen Pennell, Santa Needs To Go The Gym
Lavinia Murray, Snow Poker
Stephen Pennell, Winter's Here
Andrew Williams, Blizzard
Lavinia Murray, The Abominable Snow-Bobble-Head
Steven Goodwin, The Truth About Snowmen
Mark Sheeky, Snowlophone
Mark Sheeky, I Snowman
Rebecca Cherrington, Winter Tale
Deborah Edgeley, 50 Words For Snow
Mark Sheeky, All My World Has Turned To Winter

All past ArtsLab programmes can be listened to here:
https://www.mixcloud.com/RedShiftRadio/playlists/artslab/

You can listen live during the broadcast on:
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Monday, November 06, 2017

ArtsLab S2 Ep.45: Money

ArtsLab produced and presented by Mark Sheeky
Series 2 Episode 45: Money
Broadcast Monday 6 November 2017, 2pm to 3pm GMT.
Special guest Joy France.

ArtsLab content is typically original, created by artists and poets for each episode.

Andrew Williams, Interesting
Tim Prevett, Jen Haugan Interview
Tim Prevett, Jen Haugan Sonic Ensemble Edit
Lavinia Murray, Counting Money On My Tongue
Lavinia Murray, Valery's Salary
Steven Goodwin, Little Jimmys Savings
Stephen Pennell, From Your Dearest
Mark Sheeky, Money
Rebecca Cherrington, Money
Lavinia Murray, Counting Short
Robert Burgess, Imperial Currency
Andrew Williams, Coins
Stephen Pennell, Misery

All past ArtsLab programmes can be listened to here:
https://www.mixcloud.com/RedShiftRadio/playlists/artslab/

You can listen live during the broadcast on:
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