Conversation Piece is an inter-active art project by Tom Hackett
During 2016 Tom Hackett walked around Lincoln, Nottingham and Corby wearing a suit covered in words, writing down conversations from the people he met. These were designed into fabric and made into suits. The suits and fabrics will be exhibited at The Courtyard Gallery. Each standing as a celebratory townscape generated through incidental, un-scripted encounters. The words collected have been published as a free take away newspaper, available at the gallery. The exhibition features a collaborative sound work by artist Julian Woodcock who has re-recorded the conversation fragments. Spoken by different voices to the originals, phrases are mixed into a dynamic interplay of voice, accent and emphasis.
Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England