Going Going Gone!

The Auricle Sonic Arts Gallery
Friday 29th & Saturday 30th April from 8pm
Phil Dadson screening 3pm Saturday
Garage Sale from noon Sunday May 1 2016
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As the Auricle Sonic Arts Gallery is closing its doors on May 1 come on down to celebrate the last 31 months of Sonic Arts Performance in Canterbury with a weekend festival featuring our friends from around ?tautahi and the country!

  • Two nights of experimental music and DJs featuring a cavalcade of performers over the Friday and Saturday eves
  • Saturday Matinee surround sound screening of Phil Dadson: Sonics from Scratch
  • Sunday last day of trading and Garage Sale!


Drone Wars

Drone-skyThe Auricle Sonic Arts Gallery
Saturday, 23rd April 2016
From 8pm
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Drone music/noise is constant imperceptible change, its intention is anti-nostalgic, rejecting the past and only ever looking forward but not to transport you somewhere other than where you already find yourself. Drone falls not towards a future but into the present moment of noise that constantly dissolves as it becomes a purely mundane antidote to the meaninglessness of everything!


On the Possibility of Intellectual Freedom Today

Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 19:
Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.
— United Nations General Assembly resolution 217 A, Paris, 10 December 19481

Born out of the gigantic catastrophe that was the mid twentieth century eruption of European fascism in partnership with Japanese statism, the post war notion concerning the unrestricted expression of ideas was and still is an aspirational ideal in the humanist struggle against the totalitarian tendencies seemingly inherent to so many of our modern political systems. Article 19 gave this brave new world a very succinct and apparently universal legal definition of intellectual freedom…

A Provocation on the Possibility of Intellectual Freedom Today: Universal Declaration of Human Rights, published in What Does Intellectual Freedom Mean Today? A Provocation, Continental Thought & Theory, Issue 1, April 2016, eds. Mike Grimshaw and Cindy Zeiher, University of Canterbury, Christchurch.