Participate in the creation of a multi-layered sound piece - made in this space, on this day only, by the people who are here. No musical knowledge required.
Traditionally, we think of the Gallery and Library as silent spaces containing works produced by individual artists or authors. Taking inspiration from the Tate and the Feminist Library, 'From Silence' explores different forms of sound-making as a creative disruption of silence and an investigation of multiple voices and perspectives.
In this collaboration, artists and musicians from the Guildhall Barbican and the Feminist Library will be working collectively and inclusively, devising a range of processes that will invite creative input from visitors. The installation will evolve throughout the event, beginning from silence and gradually filling the Tate Exchange space with sounds. Recordings made on the day will be collected and then fed into the sound output. The 'score' for the piece is inspired by the algorithms of generative music by Brian Eno, who has acted as a critical friend for this project.
Curated by Nell Catchpole and Jan Hendrickse, Barbican Guildhall Creative Learning, MMus ‘Leadership’ Students and Fellows. With Minna Hauka and the Feminist Library. Produced by Justin O'Shaughnessy.
About Barbican Guildhall Creative Learning
Barbican Guildhall Creative Learning is a pioneering cultural alliance between an arts centre and conservatoire transforming 21st century learning.
The Leadership Masters programme is a pioneering postgraduate programme for musicians who want to develop their artistic voice and create interdisciplinary work that responds to multiple social contexts. The programme develops fundamental skills that are essential for working as an artistic leader in a variety of cultural, community and education settings.
About The Feminist Library
Originally known as the Women’s Research and Resources Centre (WRRC), the Feminist Library was set up in 1975, at the height of the Women’s Liberation Movement, a time of intense political campaigning and lively collective organising. The founding members of the Feminist Library were keen to record and document the movement and preserve its history. The Library evolved and developed, alongside the movement, to become an information service and meeting place, with an active drive for inclusion and accessibility. Since the Library’s beginnings, it has provided a place where women could network and educate themselves, and has become a contact point for visitors locally, nationally and internationally. Today the Library continues its drive for inclusion and accessibility. The Library welcomes visitors of any gender, does not require registration or membership, and provides a non-sectarian space for the exploration of feminism.