Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Vinyl Rally Time Trials

Calling all Sydney-based speed junkies and noise freaks, dualpLOVER, NIME and the Australia Council for the Arts invites you to sign up for the Vinyl Rally time trials.

Compete in DJ Smallcock’s Vinyl Arcade, a participatory play-set and sound / video installation combining vinyl fetishism, video arcade mystique and the machismo of motor sports in a video racing game played within a real world setting.

Starting Monday June 14th, particpants will be able to race remote control cars with audio pick-ups attached to their chassis through a course constructed from a mass of vinyl records. Using vintage video arcade consoles and video projections of the cars’ P.O.V., competitors will not only control the movements of the vehicles but also the parameters of the resulting sounds they create.

Held at NITROSEPTIMUS, 35 Septimus Street, Erskineville, tonight’s opening night will host free time to allow potential competitors to get a feel for the course. Drivers will then be able to sign up for the time trials to be held over the next five days. The fastest of these will then be invited back on June 21st for a closing night round robin to compete for prizes and the admiration of millions as the beauty of battle intermingles with broader aesthetics.

A place where art, fun and competition meet in a giant cacophonous roar, DJ Smallcock’s Vinyl Arcade opens 6pm on Monday June 14th, then two sessions daily from 12 – 3pm and 5 – 8pm until the final round robin on June 21st.