'THE EARTH WITHOUT ART IS JUST, EH', Platform-A, Middlesbrough, 2015

Sharing passions
'THE EARTH WITHOUT ART IS JUST, EH' (Earthizen, Public Enemy, Chuck D, DJ Lord, Gary-G-WIZ)
Members of the Middlesbrough Town Hall Community Choir and the Methodist Asylum Project Choir (MAP) were invited to the gallery for tea and cakes and an informal chat about the research project. People made absurd poems from cut up lines of selected song lyrics and were also recorded reading words from Davies' silent karaoke animation. Guests read from the same two minute animation that contained 7 individual lines taken from songs collected during the first stage of the research project. The animation displayed the lyrics one word at a time and Davies is collecting the spoken voices for future audio works. 

photos by Jo Strachan