For this event a range of performers will gather in clusters across the floor of PAC, producing a sprawling live soundtrack to accompany a film about an ageing jazz musician and a community of W.I. ladies. Rhythmic and angular, this work draws deeply upon Owen’s interest in the notion of the layman’s relationship to politics, performance and participation. Expanding upon ideas of cinemas, Go/df” explores how soundtrack, voice and performativity forge narrative. Through these elements musicians will converse, build and resist.
Benjamin A. Owen is currently Community Artist in Residence at Cubitt Gallery, London, and co-curator of alt-culture collective Onomato. Go/df” was originally commissioned by Exeter Phoenix and supported by Plymouth Arts Centre and Trinity Community Arts, Bristol.