THE COLLECTIVE TONGUE, Performance at Errant Bodies, Berlin 2014
The Collective Tongue
An international project embodying ideas of using our bodies and artist objects as instruments and tools to connect with the deeper collective subconscious field, creating spaces of holistic listening and sharing between surprising groups of people, to uncover ideas of a deeper presence and imaginary future.
This project saw the production of a collection of 'Aural/oral muscles' , a series of artist objects inspired by ancient shepherd tools and archetypal symbolism, which we wrapped and carried with us as bundles to many different institutions and countries. Through the archetypal gesture of carrying the bundles through the public sphere initiated many surprising exchanges with members or the public, some asking 'what are you carrying?', others suggesting that they know what we might be carrying. The bundles were installed as a landscape for 'public dreaming' sessions in which the participants could listen to a sonic journey of the objects inside.
Art and Nature conference, Birmingham
Errant Bodies Berlin
Bergen Academy of art
Open school east, Margate
Waking the Witch, Scunthorpe