Tate Liverpool Special event

Thinking City: Imogen Stidworthy An Introduction to BLISS for Two Voices and Chorus

Artist Imogen Stidworthy's live performance will reflect on the nature of dialogue.

Taking from Tony O’Donnell’s ongoing development of a grammatical system for BLISS, a pictographic language developed in the 1950’s for people with severe communication difficulties, this performance considers different dimensions of language, translation and orientation.

Artist Imogen Stidworthy's An Introduction to BLISS for Two Voices with Chorus uses multichannel sound and mixing techniques to interweave a live conversation between Tony O’Donnell and Judith Langley, accompanied by two chorus groups consisting of BA and MA students of Hope University and Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts.

Imogen Stidworthy's (b.1963) work addresses language and communication using the voice as spatial, sonic and linguistic material. Her work has been shown in major exhibitions such as Documenta 12; Oktober Salon, Belgrade; Busan Biennale and The Bergen Assembly, a.o. Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Reine Sophia, Madrid; Haus der Kunst der Welt, Berlin, Wurtemburgischer Kunstverrein, Stuttgart; DEPO Istanbul; Arnolfini, Bristol; Ikon, Birmingham; Bluecoat Liverpool.

An Introduction to BLISS for Two Voices and Chorus is part of Thinking City, a programme of artist-led events that take place in private and public spaces across Liverpool. Through conversation, performance and installation, these informal events present art in everyday settings.

Thinking City is a collaboration between Liverpool Biennial, Tate Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores University.

For further information, please visit the Biennial website.

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Date & Time

2 May 2014 at 18.30–19.00