Echoes 2017

Echoes was firstly commissioned by Venice Agendas 2017: The Contract. The project launched at the Venice Biennale in May 2017 and continued to run in Margate, Folkestone and Spike Island Bristol in December 2017.

Echoes is a relay of one person’s protest, realised through individual performances respond to a soundtrack created by artist Young In Hong; a compilation of political statements by public figures ranging from Donald Trump to Michael Moore, with sound recordings of political demonstrations taken at various locations around the world. As the musicians improvise live musical responses to the soundtrack through headphones, the work becomes a one person protest, raising ideas of equality and difference through individual expression.

The entire process of organising/realising the performance relies on web communication.

Photo: Courtesy Venice Agendas