This is an island? : Spoken Word Artist & Sound Design
An immersive performance about Birmingham, Brexit and Britishness
The piece has developed from conversations which took place in May 2018 when a group of artists went out on to the streets of the city to discuss Brexit and what it means to be British.
Join the ‘Speaker of the House’ for an exploration of what it means to be British and the passionate views that surround our current political climate.
This Is an Island? invites audiences to experience a no holds barred version of the motivations behind the referendum vote through the eyes of Birmingham residents, who were split almost 50/50 over Brexit. Interviews, comments, actions and views are transformed into a thought-provoking multi-sensory journey.
Spoken Word Extracts
Sound Design Examples
Audiences will be taken on a journey through an imagined forum, similar in structure to the House of Commons, experiencing first-hand the voices and opinions of the people of Birmingham through dance, spoken word, installations and film. Performances at Birmingham School of Art, The Barbican & The Sage.
This project was funded by Art 50, a scheme commissioned by Sky Arts to explore the notion of British identity in the wake of Brexit. Supported by Birmingham City University. Produced by DanceXchange.