Eastonia: Exploring landscapes with artists and academics
9th October 2015, All Hallows Hall, Easton, Bristol
Thank you to Guy Lochhead and Leila Gamaz for putting together this inspiring event.
It was a great opportunity to meet the fellow presenters, see and hear their amazing work, and be able to present Site Singing to an audience in an informal, interactive way.
I presented the Site Singing project – by torchlight!
I hoped to convey the feeling of going on a journey, taking the audience through a series of the English Heritage sites where I have been working with the voice. I showed them the sites on maps, invited them to handle and hold photographs and drawings, provided scatterings of books for deeper insight. A selection of the sound-sketches were played out site by site, offering the experience of shared listening and focused reflection on each site.
Thank you to all who took part, and for the extremely warm and insightful feedback!
Guy Lochhead wrote:
“Thanks so much again for the other night, your presentation was so perfect. It really was an invitation
to get stuck in to our shared heritage in a really muddy, accessible, creative way, and it was so obvious how exciting people found that! The mood afterwards was very different to how it was before – much more
Poster artwork by Alice McFarlane. Photos by Leila Gamaz, with additional photos by Ellen Southern.