STOLEN VOICES

Rebecca Collins / Johanna Linsley

www.yourstolenvoice.com

www.rebeccalouisecollins.com

www.jhlinsley.com

Stolen Voices is a performance that is listening in on the East Coast of the UK. Artists and eavesdroppers Johanna Linsley and Rebecca Collins, along with a wide-ranging group of local agents with their ears on the ground, offer the results of an investigation into the acoustic textures of the coast, and invite you to join the community of listeners. Part experimental theatre, part sonic detective novel, Stolen Voices is a piece for anyone who has ever contemplated the pleasures and perils of a stranger’s voice.

Johanna Linsley and Rebecca Collins began working together in 2014, with the support of the Live Art Development Agency, Sound & Music and Arts Bournemouth in a workshop for performance makers exploring eavesdropping. Building on the success of this initial collaboration, Collins and Linsley continued to develop the project under the title Stolen Voices. The project has taken the form of participatory workshops, new music composition, experimental performance, community gig nights, radio broadcasts and an interactive installation we dubbed the Eavesdropbox, as well as an artist book project currently in progress which we call a sonic detective novel.

We have undertaken sustained investigations in Seaham (East Durham), with the support of Arts Council England, East Durham Creates and Helix Arts, Aberdeen with the support of Silver City Stories (a consortium between Aberdeen City Council, University of Aberdeen and Visit Aberdeenshire), and currently in Felixstowe with Snape Maltings and SPILL Festival. We have presented the project at the Creative Data Club (a project of Sound & Music), Points of Listening (a project of the Centre for Research in Sound Art Practice at the London College of Communication) and on Resonance FM. The project has also been featured on BBC Radio Newcastle.

ROSA POSTLETHWAITE

+44 (0) 77577 39643

info@pugnight.co.uk

Space Six, Floor Six, 39 Pilgrim St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6QE

Workshop: oracular practice | Sat 4th May 2019

Workshop: oracular practice | Sat 4th May 2019

oracular practice workshop facilitated by Last Yearz Interesting Negro

Workshop description 

A space where I try to make an opening in myself to share current questions, concerns and interests through practice that is part of a project towards disentangling myself from assimilationist approaches. Moving from and through and with states of overwhelm, using the density of available sensory and remembered information, our interior worlds stacked with living, subjective data that can be used as tools for divination.

Or, in other words: some dancing with some words and sounds to provoke and encourage.

About Last Yearz Interesting Negro

oracular practice will be facilitated by Last Yearz Interesting Negro, the performance project of London based artist and dancer Jamila Johnson-Small. The choreographies are dreamspaces and battlegrounds, that build atmospheric landscapes through the live unfolding of the tensions between things that produce meaning. Working with dramaturgies of sculpture, electronic music, poetry, video, texture, a public and always dancing, Jamila isn’t so interested in genre and her practice moves across various spaces, contexts and roles, also curating and hosting spaces for conversation and artistic exchange. She collaborates regularly with Alexandrina Hemsley (Project O), Phoebe Collings-James, Fernanda Muñoz-Newome, Shelley Parker and Rowdy SS. Please see more about Last Yearz Interesting Negro here.

When: Saturday 4th May, 11am – 1pm

Where: GIFT Festival, Caedmon Hall, Gateshead Central Library NE8 4LN

Tickets: Free. Space is very limited please register your attendance here. 

Suitability: 16+

Please wear soft comfortable clothing. And bring layers to keep warm.

Travel and Access information here.

Please contact PUG Producer, Rosa at rosa@pugnight.co.uk if you have any questions.

oracular practice workshop is hosted by PUG with support from Gateshead Council Culture Team, GIFT and ACE. Last Yearz Interesting Negro will be performing at PUG#7 as part of GIFT Festival.

PUG will be hosting workshops throughout 2019.

 

Image: Last Yearz Interesting Negro. Image by Katarzyna Perlak and Carlos Jimenez.

ROSA POSTLETHWAITE | +44 (0) 77577 39643 | info@pugnight.co.uk | Space Six, Floor Six, 39 Pilgrim St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6QE

All images on PUG website by Chris Bishop www.picturesbybish.com