Everything I Have Is Yours, Eileen Simpson and Ben White (Open Music Archive)

4 Jul 2019 – 3 Nov 2019

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Tuesday - Friday: 9:00 – 16:30; Saturday & Sunday 11.30 – 16:00

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Salford Museum & Art Gallery

Manchester, United Kingdom

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'Everything I Have Is Yours' a mesmerising new artists' film by Eileen Simpson and Ben White (Open Music Archive) that looks back to the first decade of the UK pop charts (1952-62).


Working with a group of older musicians from Greater Manchester, many of whom are the 'original teenagers' now in their 70s and 80s, Everything I Have Is Yoursby Eileen Simpson and Ben White (Open Music Archive), focuses on individuals from the group as they engage with top ten hit recordings from 1952 - 1962. Working together, sampling fragments of music from the formative era of the 'birth of pop', the artists and musicians make new music from timeless sounds, that have been digitally processed for the project, to release out-of-copyright samples. As the group trigger sounds from the past, the camera continuously tracks through the assembled musicians, echoing the circular loops of the music. The resulting 30-minute artists' film is presented as an ambitious art installation screened on a loop. 

Exhibiting at Salford Museum and Art Gallery Everything I Have Is Yours has been commissioned by Film and Video UmbrellaContemporary Art Society, University of Salford Art Collection and Castlefield Gallery. Presented by Contemporary Art Society, Mbili Foundation and the University of Salford.

Preview: Wednesday 3 July, 18:00 - 20:00. Free entry and refreshments served. RSVP at Eventbrite

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Exhibiting artists

Ben White

Open Music Archive

Eileen Simpson

Commissioned by

University of Salford Art Collection

University of Salford Art Collection

Film and Video Umbrella

Film and Video Umbrella


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