Three more speakers announced

The second batch of tickets for The Story 2012 go on sale today at noon on our Eventbrite site – the first batch sold out in 15 minutes, so set your alarms if you want to get one of the early bird tickets! In the meantime, here’s details on another three speakers who will be at The Story next Feb:

Fiona Raby is a partner in the design partnership Dunne & Raby, established in 1994. She is professor of Industrial Design at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, and a Reader in Design Interactions at the Royal College of Art in London. Dunne & Raby use design as a medium to stimulate discussion and debate amongst designers, industry and the public about the social, cultural and ethical implications of existing and emerging technologies. Their work has been exhibited at MOMA, the Pompidou Centre, and the Science Museum in London and is in the permanent collections of MOMA, V&A, FRAC and FNAC. They have published two books: Design Noir: The Secret Life of Electronic Objects and Hertzian Tales.

Matthew Herbert is a musician and composer who works principally turning everyday sounds in to music. He has produced an astonishing volume of work for a variety of media.  Herbert has released some 20 of his own albums under various monikers, including Herbert, Matthew Herbert, Doctor Rockit, Wishmountain and Radio Boy. In 2010 Herbert was commissioned by The London Sinfonietta to create a programme of music from a single edition of The Guardian newspaper. He  incorporated numerous sounds – including recordings of the printing presses creating that day’s edition, the original recording of the paper’s interview with Jonathan Frantzen, an auction of Lehman Brother’s art collection and the polluted rivers of the Niger Delta – into the writing and performance process.  In 2011 Herbert scored the soundtrack for Life In A Day, directed by Kevin McDonald and produced by Ridley Scott, weaving thousands of audio submissions from contributors around the globe into the film. This year he released One Pig, the third in a series of three albums about one thing. In the first, One One, Herbert makes all sounds (including singing) himself. The second is One Club, made from recordings of the audience and building-fabric at a German nightclub on a single night. One Pig is derived from recordings made during the life, death and consumption of a single English farm animal.

Ellie Harrison makes work which moves constantly between the roles of ‘artist’, ‘activist’ and ‘administrator’. She uses skills drawn from each of these perspectives to create playful and engaging work, in-and-out of art world contexts, which expose and challenge the systems which control and rule over our lives, be they political, ethical, social or economic. Her work takes a variety of forms including performance spectacles, interactive installations, collaborative projects, political campaigns, media interventions, lectures, websites and coach trips. In 2009 she founded the Bring Back British Rail campaign and in February 2010 she became the first individual artist to openly publicise an Environmental Policy on her website. She lives and works in Glasgow where she is secretary of the Artists’ Lottery Syndicate and member of the Scottish Artists Union.

So that’s another of the three speakers for next year’s The Story. We’ll post up more as the other tickets go on sale. We look forward to seeing you there!