Life as we know it has been put on hold, we have to make another. The old, the new and the futur are in a strange tension and fracmented discourse.
I have found myself discovering sound breakcrumps of my past and songs on my computer music library unlistend for a long time, since I experince most of my music on platforms in the world wide web. I started making a radio show exploring the sounds of my past. It is called Wasteland in Isolation and is edited whilst being recorded this means the structure is created through doing and finding a kind of attement to keep a live element. Performance is a crucial part of my arts practise and the live moment is a key part of my work which is difficult in a time of distance.
My aim is to make a weekly radio show, so far there are two!
Here is a link to my Mixedcloud profile where you can listen and share the shows:
The show has appeart on the Deepbed online radio platfrom.
The Knitting Orchestra has an artical in the Simply Knitting Magazine Issue 195, and our little film on the Orchestra made by the talented Robyn Pete’ is showing as part of the Good On Paper Party in Stroud.
‘Falling with Uta’ took place at Atelier Stroud as part of the Berlin Zeitgeist in October 2019.
Uta responded to the theme FALLING with a poetic performance art piece and hosted the evening. Uta invited writer and poet Maria Stadnicka, performer Brenda Waite and musician Mike Adcock to respond to the theme of falling in they own creative practice.
The evening was a electic mix of artistic responses.
Brenda was joined by dancer and artist Alex Howard and Sally E. Dean.
Mike Adcock composed a piece called ‘Falling for Marlene’ and was accompanied by the Lola Lola Quartet.
Black & White Photos by © John Stadnicki
The Knitting Orchestra is a live performance art piece.
The Knitting Orchestra a conceptial love letter to knitting.
Here is a lovely documentary of the Knitting Orchestra made by Robyn Pete.
May 2018 Atelier Stroud
May 2018 Museum in the Park Stroud
Sep 2019 Stroud Brewery part of Water and Wool Festival
Saturday 11th May 8pm
Uta’s Wasteland productions presents a playful evening of beginnings. Collaberations and solo pieces by a wonderful mix of humans. Starring : SEAN ROE, BRENDA WAITE, BILL JONES, JONNY FLUFFY PUNK, UTA BALDAUF and STROUDS SECRET FUNK BAND.
Flash interviews, sound samples will be collected through out, to bring the evening to the sound waves for a ongoing future data pollution.
I am pleased so say this will be happening at ATELIER , Lower Street, Stroud, GL5 2HT
Look out for more updates….or just trust in the unkown of Uta’s Wasteland Productions.
The Knitting Orchestra will be featuring plus a few other collabrations with the talented filmmaker Robyn Pete and Uta.
Uta will be co hosting an evening in celebration and reflection of the fall of the Berlin Wal. An evening curated with memories, reseach, beer and conversations.
Friday 9th November at 19.30 at Atelier, Stroud
Pre sale £3.50 from Atelier and £5 on the Door.
Uta is going to perform for the event Reclaim the light on March 17th 2018 as part of the Fractalight event.
An evening of women performers to mark International Women’s Day.
St Laurence Church, The Shambles, GL5 1AP
I am looking to create a conceptual performance with an orchestra of knitters. Can you knit and like to be part of a performance art piece? Please come and join!
Bring your own knitting.
No performance experience needed.
Performance dates are 13th May at Atelier Stroud and 27th May Museum in the Park, Stroud.
Get in touch for more information!
Rehearsal times are Friday 23 rd March, 20th April and 11th May. 7-8pm and an extra rehearsal on Saturday 24th March 11-12.30.
Come or get intouch for more info!
Also on Facebook!
The clocks have changed and Uta is going to open up her studio yet again this year. This time ready for the festive season. If christmas lover or grump they will be something for every art lover.
A little performance and some more artists will be around to make it happen.
November 18th and 19th 2017.
Piccadilly Mill, Lower Street, Stroud