Silent Sound Drawing
Hilary Cox Condron
with Resonance Cambridge
Part of Ironworks Big Draw
The Alex Pub
Drawing the sounds of The Ironworks site - transmitted through Silent Disco headsets
Drop in to The Alex to put on a pair of headphones, pick up a pencil and let your mark making be inspired by sounds of The Ironworks. The recordings sound scape the history of the site - including micro recordings of insects and wildlife, alongside the industrial crashing of the Headly Ironworks machines and bin-day at the Depot. Using the headphones means you can drop in and start at any point - joining in with large scale abstract drawings in the Community Room, or taking a sheet of paper to your table to listen and draw whilst supping your pint.
How do you express sound? With a shape, a mark, a colour?
This image is a Kandinsky painting ... he is quoted as describing a performance of Wagner's opera as: "I saw all my colours in spirit, before my eyes. Wild, almost crazy lines were sketched in front of me."
Some of the recordings are amazing (tho not quite Wagner, that's true... !). The history of the Mill Road site is so vivid. And it's good to make our mark... to have fun and to create together... come and join me.
This is a free event
Suitable for ages: