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Foregrounding

 

"A WEIRDLY THRILLING PROJECT FOR SURE."(WIRE Magazine)

 

Archives and collections as material for creative interpretation.

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On these pages we present the FOREGROUNDING project, which looks at  archives and collections  as a focus for creative interpretation.  

This site will carry the three sound pieces made by visual, sound and text artist John Hall and Writer Kate Davis in schools in Barrow In Furness  and Dalton, our collaborations with DJ Ste Tyson,  BBC Radio Cumbria, Dalton Castle, Barrow Local Studies Library and other objects and records of Foregrounding events and performances.

 

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OUR THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING SUPPORTERS AND PROJECT PARTNERS

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Online Comments following the FOR THE RECORD event:

 

"Top innovative stuff, we need more of this."

 

" Breathy steam hooters echoing with fog horns with back notes of hacking coughs. Thanks John Hall for a surreal and enjoyable time."

 

"What a fantastic night.

I loved your video and music pieces They were so touching - something about the richness of everyday experience - the river at the end of the road, the blazer on the back of the chair. something elegiac about them, too - the fleeting nature of those moments."

 

" ...quiet beauty....a compilation about records in every context: archives, museums, sounds, vinyl, music, photos, videos and memory..  A four-handed play for voices also reminded me  that memory can be highly subjective. I liked the interplay between its characters as they switched moods. .. The expression herding cats comes to mind but what a brilliant herder and what interesting cats."

 

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