Future Memory in Place
Postcard, posted across Uk, made by project participant from observation of the sky line.
Participants' story map of the world, Parkland school yard
Participants' story map of the world, Cwmrhydyceirw school yard
Story map of journey to school
A copy of a Tessera Hospitalis, in the shape of a ram's head, being studied by a project participant at St Helen's School, Swasnea
Project participant's drawing for inclusion in the Tessera Hospitalis Sculpture
Tessera Hospitalis sculpture in progress at a Port Talbot steel workshop, after the water jet has cut out participants' Tessera shapes
Tessera Hospitalis sculpture in progress at a Port Talbot steel workshop, detail
October 1st, National Waterfront Museum, Swansea, the unveiling of the Tessera Hospitalis Sculpture, participants find and connect their Tessera
Young artist with their Tessera, National Waterfront Museum
Wooden copy of Tessera Hospitalis, in the shape of a lion, placed on top of the blue tessera, during choir workshop, Exeter University
Participant collecting colours of blue from the Swansea Waterfront , using watercolour paint to capture different blues observed in the landscape
1000 Colours Blue, collected from the Swansea waterfront landscape and being sung by the Exeter University choir under the direction of Marion Wood
BBC Big Screen, Castle Gardens, Swansea showing the '1000 Colours Blue' film which the choir sung.
1st October, Castle Gardens, Swansea, choir performance of '1000 Colours Blue' with Marion Wood and Michael Ormiston
INVITE for Swansea Events 1st October 2011
INVITE for Swansea Events 1st October 2011 - Welsh
Participants' postcards in the Oriel Bach, gallery, exhibition
Emma Simmonds, project volunteer (also project photographer) installing postcards at Oriel Bach
Volunteers hanging exhibition at Oriel Bach:
Graham Parker (also project photographer and film maker), Sylvie Evans and Alice Saville.
Project volunteers hanging Oriel Bach exhibition, some 800 postcards and volunteers art works which were connected to the project: Emma Simmonds, Sylvia Evans, Nicola Dowdle and Carys Evans,
Setting up outside studio at Cwmrhydycierw School, with Graham Parker, Sarah Lloyd and Sarah Ellis
Michael Ormiston demonstrating Mongolian overtone singing techniques at a workshop in Kay House, Exeter University
Volunteers learning overtone singing techniques:
Lauren Savigar, Sarah Ellis and T Tresadern-Hill.
Marion Wood, Director of Music, University of Exeter conducts the 1000 Colours Blue choir at a pre-perfromance rehearsal in Swansea Metropolitan University.
1000 Colours Blue Choir singing the colours on the BBC Big Screen (film and performance on you-tube link below)
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1000 Colours Blue
October 1st, 2011, live recording of premier, out door performance of '1000 Colours Blue', with choirs form Aberystwyth, Borth, Exeter and Swansea under the musical direction of Marion Wood and Michael Ormiston, sound recording by Matt Saunders, sound mix by Michael Ormiston. The 1000 colours of blue, tessera, were collected from the waterfront landscape by the Swansea Community, including pupils form nine Swansea schools with Elena Isayev, Catrin Webster and project volunteers: S Aleck, E Bettany, C Davies, N Dowdle, C Evans, S Evans, D Leon, S Lloyd, M Morgan, G Parker, D Rees, L Savigar, A Saville, E Simmonds, T Tresadern-Hill. The film sequence is by Catrin Webster with the assistance of Nick Aleck.
If there is no true, authentic or essential relationship between people and territory, no primordial tie between body and soil, then how does any one place gain meaning?
Dr. Elena Isayev from Exeter University and the artist Catrin Webster tell Nicola Barranger about the Beyond Text workshops which expored the themes of memory and place. They also describe how the follow on funding allowed them to work with the local communities in Exeter and Swansea to study further how the landscape and our urban environment interacts with the way we remember.
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