Calls from Blethenal Green

4 Jul 2013 – 28 Jul 2013

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St John on Bethnal Green

London, United Kingdom


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  • Buses: 106, 388, D3, D6, 8, 309, 254
  • Tube: Bethnal Green - Central line
  • Train: Bethnal Green or Cambridge Heath
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Site-specific multimedia response by Catherine Clover & Johanna Hallsten


Calls from Blethenal Green is collaboration between artists Catherine Clover & Johanna Hällsten. It explores the interactions between the different human and animal communities present in the area. Clover & Hällsten are interested in migration, cultural difference, and social engagement of both animals and humans. Location is pivotal in the understanding of human and animal behavior; the identification of place and home are key elements in this process. They are interested in voice, translation, cultural difference, migration and sound(scapes); and will use translation and dialogue to investigate these relations. The project will include live performance, moving image projections and recorded sound. The exhibition will be accompanied by a publication with commissioned essays by Amy Sherlock and Shauna Laurel Jones. Calls from Blethenal Green uses the original name for Bethnal Green, associated with the word blether — to continuously chatter/speak. During the exhibition the Praxis New Voices Festival (13th July, with activities in the church on 11 - 12th July) will take place in the Museum Gardens adjacent to the church. The event will celebrate the rich musical and cultural diversity in Tower Hamlets, with the aim of encouraging mutual understanding and community cohesion. The project will feature in the festival and the exhibition will be open as normal. Opening Times: Fridays 2.00pm - 6.00pm Saturdays and Sundays 12.00 - 6.00pm View the website for additional performance times.


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