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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.
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!
The studio is an inclusive accessible space that beckons in brains and bodies of all types. Be ready to bond with like-minded adventurous people who appreciate a twist on the ordinary.
Sounds interesting? Sounds unmissable? Sounds like a spot in this workshop needs to be yours now and remember kids go free!
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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!
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