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Voice over performance in Talk To Me

Padwick, Steuart (2019) Voice over performance in Talk To Me. Performance type: Other designjunction 2019, 13-22 Sep 2019, London, United Kingdom. Audio. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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http://www.steuartpadwick.co.uk/talktome/

Abstract

Two 5.5m sculptures as part of designjunction in support of the charity Time to Change to encourage Londoners to talk about mental health Londoners were joined by two giant figures, situated in King’s Boulevard, King’s Cross, reminding passers-by that through communication the weight so many of us carry can be reduced. As visitors approached the breathing wooden sculptures, a sensor was triggered, and the figures voiced poignant and uplifting words. These conversations started to crack the ‘burden’ to release a glowing light. The series progressed from a standing figure, carrying the burden on its shoulders, to a figure resting against its burden, highlighting that while the burden may not be overtly visible it is often not far away.These words were written and recorded by notable poets, writers, actors and mental health ambassadors. Talk to Me, is a hopeful piece, designed in Douglas Fir to convey a warmth and humanity in stark contrast to the strict cuboid shapes and ‘concrete’ blocks.

Item Type: Performance
Subjects: N Visual Arts > N Visual arts (General). For photography, see TR
N Visual Arts > NB Sculpture
N Visual Arts > NX Arts in general
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1600 Drama
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of Arts
Faculties > Humanities > School of Arts > Drama and Theatre
Depositing User: Will Wollen
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2019 19:47 UTC
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2019 10:44 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/78730 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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