CCA Show 2021 – We are just animals, humans, and machines getting on together in specific lifeworlds
17 May 2021 | Ongoing in May and August
Finsbury Park and online
In partnership with Furtherfield:
Breath Mark, a curatorial collective formed as part of the RCA’s MA Curating Contemporary Art programme, has commissioned sound artists Lisa Hall and Hannah Kemp-Welch for Furtherfield’s People’s Park Plinth. Furtherfield strives to produce work that gives people a shared sense of ownership of their lives and localities and in 2021 People’s Park Plinth is imagining the whole of Finsbury Park as a platform for public digital art where people can explore a range of artworks and then choose the one they want to experience more of. Hall and Kemp-Welch’s work will be voted on in August, and has the potential to be expanded into a three part listening experience that takes the themes of connection across species further.
Hall and Kemp-Welch present a listening experience taking you on a journey through the park, suggesting new ways of experiencing this vital green space. Turning up the volume on non-human inhabitants in Finsbury Park, the sonic artwork creates moments of connection between strangers of all species. You can tune into the voices of different park user groups and sounds of many species on your digital devices: scan a QR code located outside of the Furtherfield Gallery to open a sound-based navigation system, developed in collaboration with Studio Hyte. This leads you to a place where you can pause, listen and consider the social and ecological concerns of the area. The destination serves as a meeting point, forming new, shifting listening communities across the park and amplifying the voices of local park user groups.
As part of extended public engagement, Breath Mark has collaborated with design studio An Endless Supply, on a digital microsite acting as a reading room allowing audiences to further engage with the artwork’s themes.
Look for the companions around you.
Draw closer to the unheard, the silenced, the unwanted sounds.
Tune in, feel, communicate.
Extend your senses and rest in them.
Artists: Lisa Hall and Hannah Kemp-Welch
MA curators: Kevin Bello, Jindra Bucan, Soyeon Park, Yifei Tang, Yuting Tang, Harriet Min Zhang
Visual identity: Studio Hyte and An Endless Supply
This project is one of the Royal College of Art Curating Contemporary Art Shows 2021. MA Curating Contemporary Art (CCA) graduating students present five final projects in collaboration with leading UK based art organisations the British Library, Camden Art Centre, Furtherfield and Gasworks.