Artist’s Residency in Birmingham at The Rea Garden

On 25th June 2010 I started a ten week artist’s residency working on the site of a derelict record factory, now an artist’s project space and garden, in Digbeth, Birmingham: The Rea Garden. I’ve started a new blog to show my progress and processes, research and ideas.

Piece of broken shellac record from The Rea GardenAs a former record pressing plant, there are pieces of broken shellac record, like the one pictured left, buried across the site. I’m performing a pseudo-archaeological investigation to collect these pieces (and other interesting objects) which I’ll then use to make sounds or sound objects. I’m also planning to use the time to develop my practice into kinetic sound sculpture  and to contact other musicians and artists working with sound, either for recording or live performances.  I’ll also be leading at least one workshop or artist’s talk. There will be a two week solo show at the end of the residency, to be confirmed. More info on the original proposal and up to date info on the dedicated blog.

The residency is supported by Behind Closed Doors, The Rea Garden, Arts Council England, The National Lottery and The Custard Factory.

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