Archiving Women’s Performance Practice for DWAN

Instigate Art’s directors Kevin Burke and Anne Louise Kershaw were proud to be featured artists as part of the Archiving Women’s Performance Practice’ event created by Jenna C. Ashton for:

‘Archiving Women’s Performance Practice’ at Home.
Thu, 14 Jan 2016 at 17:15
By: [DWAN] Digital Women’s Archive North

 

Kevin’s sound and visual montage ‘I hate silence when it is time to speak’, was created in direct response to a call out for the event and was played as part of the event. Anne Louise’s sound piece ‘Undercurrent/Subject to Change’, featured for audience members to listen to on the night.

Kevin Burke speaking at the Archiving Women’s Performance Practice event at Home, Manchester
Kevin Burke speaking at the Archiving Women’s Performance Practice event at Home, Manchester

“‘i hate silence when it is time to speak’ is an exploration of the (in)visibility of women’s practice in history and contemporary contexts, considering how mechanisms and content of the “archive” can be unravelled and re-presented.

Using the open internet as my primary source of reference and material I was interested find out what narratives could be drawn and represented from a non-curated archive. I initial created the soundtrack/montage and then felt that a visual montage would help to enhance the piece.” – Kevin Burke.

 

“‘Undercurrent/Subject to Change’ is a sonic exploration of the restrictive and easily accepted norms that underlie our society. It explores the landscape that exists between the comforting, familiar, everyday and the sinister, powerful and controlling, to consider what we can and will choose to do within that landscape; settle on the undercurrent, or try to make change.”

Anne Louise Kershaw.

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