SYSTEM OPEN SYSTEM  is an audio-visual performance collaboration which brings together Berwick-upon-Tweed-based visual artist Graham Patterson and Jedburgh-based musician James Wyness.

The visual imagery is informed by material and meteorological aspects of the coastline of North Northumberland, by its human and natural history. The music takes inspiration from myths and abstract narratives relating to maritime culture and by performance practices based on shadow puppetry and gamelan music.

Graham Patterson: projections, imagery and photographic processes.


James Wyness: hand-made zithers and psalteries, gong, preparations, objects.


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