Virtual Touring Exhibition – Venue 3 (SAMPLE PAGE)

National Lottery and Arts Council England logo This virtual touring exhibition provides a window into this intensive process of working with 16 movers, whose bodies have stories to tell, to develop a participatory and sculptural approach to expressive dance and movement, harnessing bird-inspired soundscapes over headphones.

ROZ SHEARN – DIRECTOR OF FILM
EAN CURRIE – AUDIO AND VIDEO PRODUCER
HELEN GOODWIN – MOVEMENT MARK-MAKING
Image of dancer blurred by movement
HELEN GOODWIN – MOVEMENT MARK-MAKING
Image of movers from Sculptural Murmurings Project by Olga Lidia Saavedra Montes de Oca
OLGA LIDIA SAAVEDRA MONTES DE OCA – PHOTOGRAPHER
OLGA LIDIA SAAVEDRA MONTES DE OCA – PHOTOGRAPHER

Sculptural Murmurings brings together a cross-disciplinary team of collaborators, with 16 participant movers, over one week at Fabrica, Brighton, as part of Hazel Reeves’ Making Space Residency there (6-10 September 2021).

Rather than using clay, the sculptor experiments with shaping a dynamic modelling material – a group of dancers – using soundscapes, to create unique bird-like yet human murmurings that cyclically fragment then unite. We welcomed a diverse group of participants – including disabled people, those with long-term health conditions and those who are older – to explore different physicalities and challenge norms of who can perform and right ways of moving. 

The six soundscapes reflect the life and artistic practice of Hazel Reeves, harnessing sounds from her sculpture studio and the recordings of birds in the scrubland made during her residency at Knepp Estate, renowned for its rewilding and increasing biodiversity and birdlife.

The Sculptural Murmurings Team

Artistic Director: Hazel Reeves; Dance and movement direction and facilitation: Rosaria Gracia and Maria da Luz Ghoumrassi, with advisory input from Welly O’Brien; Soundscapes: Ean Currie and Hazel Reeves; Film: Roz Shearn and Ean Currie; Guest artists: Olga Lidia Saavedra Montes de Oca (photographer) and Helen Goodwin (movement mark-maker); Administrative support: Jenni Kafetz. Thanks also to the team at Fabrica.

CONTINUE THE SCULPTURAL MURMURINGS VIRTUAL TOURING EXHIBITION – VENUE 4 XXXXXXX