Listening to talented DJs play is always exciting, but when the mixing involves visuals too, it becomes an altogether more electrifying experience. The Whitworth Gallery, Manchester presented such a display on Saturday, 13th November. DJs Krysko and Kashiwagi, and Super Furry Animals’ Huw Bunford created a completely original experience, mixing sounds from turntables, gramophones and everyday sounds from the Whitworth itself. Imagery was created from well-known artwork, from the gallery’s collection, and the gallery spaces amalgamated to create new shapes and images before the viewers’ eyes. Image and video hosting by TinyPic The piece was inspired by the current show at the Whitworth, ‘The Land Between Us’, which also presents a fascinating mix of historical and contemporary styles. All the galleries were open to freely explore throughout the evening and the somewhat confused exhibition felt more accessible against the musical backdrop, which created a playful atmosphere. The evening remained lively and the beautiful gallery, looking out onto the park, was the ideal space for dancing. As Krysko and Kashiwagi are co-producers for the Performing Rights Society for Music Foundation (PRSMF) New Music Plus 2010, which aims to unite music producers with galleries, theatres and music venues, there are sure to be more events like this to look out for.