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 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.
|Date||05 Apr 2014|
|Image credit||Documentation 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|