Hear Her Singing

19/06/2017 - 02/07/2017

Event Description

Bedford Music In Detention worked on a number of exciting projects with various partner organisations for Refugee week 2017.

  “An emotional release through artistic expression in which detainees voices are heard near and far through community exchange projects in all music led art forms.”

Jih -Wen Yeh (Producer, Bedford MID).

 

Hear Her Singing was a project by international visual artist Charwei Tsai, produced by Southbank Centre in collaboration with Bedford Music In Detention and Women for Refugee Women.

Led by professional music therapist, Phoebe Cave, workshops held at Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre allowed detainees to explore songs from people’s homelands. The workshops were very emotional, moving and beautiful.

The material (audio) generated during the sessions and afterwards with individual participants has been used for public workshops and an art installation. The women detainees in Yarl’s Wood were heard as part of Charwei Tsai’s encounter as perspectives from refugee women in the UK through film portraits of song and storytelling.

The audio material generated during the sessions and afterwards with individual participants has been used for public workshops and an art installation in the Southbank Centre. The women detainees in Yarl’s Wood were heard as part of CharWie Tsai’s encounter as perspectives from refugee women in the UK through film portraits of song and storytelling.

Hear Her Singing was commissioned by Hayward Gallery and was exhibited at the Southbank Centre during Refugee Week and Chorus. The public installation lasted for two weeks.

Image courtesy of Charwei Tsai.

With thanks to Ministry of Culture, Taiwan 

Details

Date

19/06/2017 - 02/07/2017

Location

Southbank Centre,
Belvedere Rd,
Lambeth,
London SE1 8XX,

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