Make your own Home of Metal instrument with Juneau Projects.
Use cardboard to build and decorate your own instrument then add some simple electronics to trigger sound samples, take to the stage and play! Bring some friends and you’ll have an instant band.
Juneau Projects are artists Ben Sadler and Phil Duckworth. Their work focuses on sound and music as well as sculpture, animation, painting and photography. They build homamade electronic instruments and have performed at venues such as Latitude Festival, The Big Chill and Baltic Gateshead. They have exhibited their artwork at the British Art Show 6, Tate Britain and PS1 New York. www.juneauprojects.co.uk
The Home of Metal Vintage Mobile Cinema Bus will also be parked at gallery square all day screening metal music related short films all day. Delving into the roots of the music, you can see beautiful footage of the industries that helped shape metal’s sound on the Vintage Mobile Cinema. This beautifully restored picture-palace on wheels was commissioned in the 1960s to tour factories around the country, and throughout Home of Metal it will be visiting locations across the Black Country with a free rolling programme of archive gems.
There will also be ample opportunity to explore the darker side of metal, including a late show of the Boris Karloff chiller that gave Black Sabbath their name, and the music’s enduring global impact will be charted through documentaries, animation and artist’s film as well as some special one-off events.
Commissioned in the 1960s to bring instructional films to British workers, this beautiful cinema-on-wheels spent many years rusting in a field before being restored by a Devonshire couple. It’s the star of a BBC2 series launching this autumn, and throughout the Black Country weekender.
The on-board programme will feature a range of short films, music documentaries and archive footage from the local area, all for free. The full schedule is at www.homeofmetal.com, and seats can be booked on the day.
For more information on the Home of Metal Big Weekender, please visit www.homeofmetal.com
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