When I last spoke to CVAN in March 2016, I was working toward The Red Species List commissioned by Attenborough Arts Centre. This was a collaborative project with musicians to explore the songs of endangered birds using Indian, classical, traditional and folk music.
In June 2017, I was approached by g8 artists to produce a new soundtrack and performance as part of a group exhibition, ‘Memories of Industry’ in Attenborough Arts Centre’s new gallery space. The theme of the commission was based on Leicester’s industry.
The soundtrack ‘The Workforce Symphony’ was produced using a mixture of field recordings from factories and workshops, interviews with retired industrialists and oral history archives to produce a narrative that explores the rhythmic sounds created by industrial machinery.
‘Performing Industry’ used similar themes within the Memories of Industry exhibition. I really enjoyed working closely with g8 artists, musician Peter Wyeth and experimental rock band Rattle to explore a selection of industry-based soundscapes and field recordings to produce a musical performance with a difference.
In the last month, I have received a lot of good news! I was accepted to attend an artist residency at Cove Park to produce a selection of monotype prints, inspired by the landscape and wildlife of Cove in the West coast of Scotland. I was also accepted onto the AA2A artist residency and will be working with DeMontfort University up until April 2018. This project will explore a variety of sound and print techniques and digital technologies, including specialist audio visualisation software.
I am also very excited to share that I will be joining my fellow artists at StudionAme with my very own studio space, so please do pop by to say hello and see some new works in progress!
Read Lucy’s original interview with CVAN EM here.