In spring 2012 AHA put out a call for ‘…experienced older artists (over 65) interested in finding new ways to express their creativity using the medium of art radio.’. After a UK-wide search, four artists were commissioned and given an opportunity to look at their practice in a new way and to experiment with the medium of sound (for some this was a very new way of making work).
Each of them took a different approach to making work as their individual artform practices were very dissimilar. Click on the links for further information about how each approached the project: Jan Blake, David Kemp, Elspeth Owen and Karen Wallis.
Jan Blake - ZIG ZAG A Sculpture of Sounds
I had no idea when I started making Zig-Zag in May 2011 that I would be working with 6 amazingly talented young dancers and performers to create a Sound Art piece for this EVA project.
It has been an awakening or rather a re-awakening for me having designed sets and costumes for dance and physical theatre for many years before my commissions for public spaces.
I have found myself listening to things around me differently and ideas for new projects are forming.
I thank all of you who have guided me on this new path for your generosity, talent, and warmth in extremely cold temperatures during the making of the taster film of the workshop day!
David Kemp – Fragments from the Ruins
Artifacts, relics, & god-dollies from the consumer cults that thrived on the tip of the Southwest Peninsular, towards the end of the second millennium, have recently been discovered on a remote & windswept clifftop site…
Elspeth Owen – A Setting for Her Words
In spring 2012 I heard that Aune Head Arts were offering a commission for sound-based work to artists who were over 65 and not primarily working in sound. As Material Woman, I applied and was successful with a proposal to record myself marking the Blue Moon in August on Dartmoor. (This work has an elaborate history – read about it now or after listening.)
Karen Wallis - Fairfield House
Aune Head Arts
Devon TQ9 6EN
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