About Us-For Us (Sound Installation)Friday, 25 June 2021 Time: 11am
About Us-For Us is a sound artwork created in West Everton and the surrounding areas. It features the voices of three community members alongside field recordings from the local area. Telephone calls recorded during the COVID-19 pandemic illustrate the experiences of local residents during this difficult time.
The work's title refers to West Everton Community Council’s powerful principle: “nothing about us, without us, is for us.” As a collaboration between local residents and an outside musician (John Lowndes), the sound work explores what it means to represent the area during austerity and the pandemic.
Aleatory techniques are used in order to diminish the authorial presence of the artist-researcher in arragement. This creates juxtapositions between words and environmental sound, allowing the listener to engage with multiple, interwoven perspectives.
NB: This installation takes place in COR 200 in the Cornerstone Building at Liverpool Hope University's Creative Campus, 17 Shaw Street, Liverpool L6 1HP. It runs from 11am - 3pm. Tickets are not required but social distancing will be managed at the venue.