For our final project together, the MMus Leadership course plus fellows put on a two day event at the Tate Exchange inside Tate Modern. Following the theme we began in the Unfinished Residency in March, we explored Freedom of Movement as our theme.
We had sound walks around the space, an interactive flow chart game written by Gerry Brazell, performative chair moments inspired by flocking by Chris Pott, improvisation pieces with found materials by Hannah Stewart, a sound carpet curated by Beatriz Rola and Da Hye Yang, movement scores and paper sculpture improvisations by Dilara Aydin-Corbett, and more! Our team collaborated with visual artist Jane Cheadle, who designed the space with paper mountain sculptures of all sizes which would be shifted and changed throughout the two day residency inside the space.
The piece I focused on primarily was the curation of the Sonic Traces Archive installation. I was inspired by the use of paper in the space, and particularly how paper holds the trace of a movement every time it is folded or torn.
This installation consisted of four stations each with one microphone and one set of headphones. The paper became the instrument, the performance and the record. (see the instructions above). Over the course of the two days in the space, the various papers were hung around the space creating a cumulative collective art piece. This became a beautiful and simple spread of paper, swaying gently with the occasional breeze.