Call out for participants.
‘We never met.’
“As the railway line had never been linked up back in 1848, I asked myself what the separated pieces would say to each other if they could talk…and I imagined them to say, “We never met”.
Artist Nita Newman is recruiting participants to be part of a site specific audio composition in conjunction with Vinyl Artspace, and curated by Andre De Jong. The Birmimgham audio will be released on line in October. All participants will be acknowledged by name. The artist further plans to display the audio links in station waiting rooms in Birmingham, Oxford and London.
Nita is calling for as many participants as possible from Birmingham and London to quote the line “We never met” in quick succession and at varying volumes and paces, repeating certain words. Accidentally stumbling over the phrase would also add to the composition and recreate the rhythm of a train in an attempt to conceptually bridge the gap between the separated pieces. Each group of people will be categorised as a ‘station’ and ‘carriage’.
Background : In 1848 a rail link from Bordesley to Duddeston was planned to join the Oxford and London lines, building started however the viaducts were never linked. The remaining parts of the viaducts now appear to be arrested by the path of the road.
How do I participate ?
Click on the facebook page link and ‘like’ this page. Updates and events will follow.
Proposals and other things…
Participants are actively encouraged to put their own proposals forward to enable different interpretations to take place. The number of people who can occupy a carriage may vary. The artist will accept proposals at her own discretion.
Participants can join the train more than once and participate multiple times if they so wish.
PARTICIPANTS: This list will grow over time.
Carriage No 1. Station Stop: The School of Art Bournville. I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to all the people who took the time out of their busy schedules. I could not do this without you.
This carriage consists of 40 participants
Anita Kaur Mann
Oscar Cass Darweish
Carriage no. 2 Friction Arts. Art Club.
Station Stop: The Works Gallery. Pershore Street, Birmingham.
Saturday 10th August 2013
Rose Magaia Makamdem