Reading & Writing class hosted by Object Book
1 hour workshop
Object Book, SW19
Book-lovers often talk about the intoxicating scent of books, but have you ever thought about the sounds a book makes? The crack of a spine, the rustle of the pages? Come explore a new sensory world at this unique Sound Book Workshop at Merton Abbey Mills.
In this class
The workshop will be run by the Sound Book Project, a group of collaborative artists and musicians who use books as instruments. You'll start off by listening to the sounds different types of books make: hardcovers, wax-covers, and even the clack of a typewriter. Microphones and special effects will be used to play with the sounds and create different compositions. Poetry will also be explored. The final product will be a participatory sound piece, performed by all workshop participants.
Under 16s go free!
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In deep space - the large empty areas between stars and planets - there is no sound. Sound needs molecules to travel through, and since there are no molecules in deep space, it's as silent as silence gets. Sounds a bit lonely! Luckily we've got plenty of molecules down here on earth, including the ones in book-form that you'll play with in this one-of-a-kind workshop.
Object Book, Merton
Unit 12 The Long Shop, Merton Abbey Mills
Run by artist Chloe Spicer, Object Book is an experimental book arts studio in Merton that puts on artist workshops and events.
Object Book is an alternative book makery and book arts studio, in residency at Merton Abbey Mills: a converted, 18th-century textile factory in Merton. The studio is run by Chloe Spicer, an artist, library curator and book lover trained in the art of handling rare books and archival materials. Check out Chloe's workshops to learn all manner of things from sculpting books into unique art pieces and making your own paper to using books as instruments!
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.