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Hydrosapien: a watery arts celebration produced by SSB’s Laura Denning
28 September @ 6:00 pm - 29 September @ 2:30 pm
Friday 28 and Saturday 29 September 2018: Hydrosapien. A celebration of our oceans, seas, rivers and all watery places produced by local artist Laura Denning. Two live performances in Plymouth bring a Silent Choir (using sign language (BSL)) and a duet of experimental voice artists (Iris Garrelfs & Joseph Kohlmaier) to present a 30 minute event. The work aims to push the boundaries of how sound can be understood, whilst performing an adaptation of an essay entitled ‘Hydrofeminism’ (Astrida Neimanis 2012) as well as seeking new ways to engage people in broad environmental issues. The Friday performance is at 6pm at Plymouth Guildhall and the Saturday performance is at 2pm on Barbican Wharf. Both are free and all are welcome. Laura has teamed up with members of Plymouths’ D/deaf communities, hearing communities, conventional choirs and members of the public to create this choir. People new to BSL, learners and those who use it every day are learning a short poem together, with the help of a specially commissioned video tutorial, and BSL interpreters. You can join this choir! More information at https://hydrosapien.weebly.com/.