A Feminist Chorus, Glasgow

Reynolds, L. 2014. A Feminist Chorus, Glasgow.

CreatorsReynolds, L.
Description

A Feminist Chorus was a collaborative participatory sound work made with Glasgow Women's Library and MAP. It was presented as a performance at the Glasgow Women’s Library on 4th April 2014, the participants were the different user groups of the library, from refugee groups and theatre groups to volunteers and staff. They were invited to each choose a short extract from one of their favourite books in the library - which comprises non male writers only. Taken from novels, poetry books, history and science books as well as knitting patterns, their chosen extracts were used to form the score for the spoken word chorus, which was spoken in unison to create a cacophony of feminist sound.

A Feminist Chorus, Glasgow was produced in collaboration with MAP, the online curatorial organization based in Glasgow, and was performed as part of the Glasgow International Festival 2014. It received funding from MAP and Creative Scotland.
A song book was produced and published by MAP, it is deposited in the Glasgow Women's Library, the British Library, The Women's Library and other academic contexts. Entitled A Feminist Chorus: A Score in Three Parts, the book contains a commissioned essay about A Feminist Chorus by Sarah Neely. (ISBN 9780993142406)

A review by Maria Fusco was included in Frieze, Issue June 2014. https://frieze.com/article/glasgow-international-2014

Presentations to Glasgow School of Art (the Friday Lecture) and Edinburgh School of Art.

Date05 Apr 2014
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Image creditDocumentation of A Feminist Chorus, Glasgow Women's Library. Credit: Michelle Deignan
Still from documentation of A Feminist Chorus by Michelle Deignan
documentation of A Feminist Chorus songbook, published 2016
Media typeVideo
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RightsLucy Reynolds
Keywordsfeminism
library
archive
voice

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