IMAGINE! Festival Belfast
sculpture and sound exhibition
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27 March - 2 April 2023
Artists Tessa Ann and Rosalind Lowry
Exhibition highlights and soundscape
Listen to the 'Sound Capsule' here:
Listen with headphones or earbuds at a safe level.
Please stop track @ 7.24 so that you are not impacted by the volume of any track that follows this.
Created for the Imagine Festival, this soundscape, though brief, honours the women and children incarcerated in Crumlin Road Gael between 1846 – 1914.
The last female prisoners were incarcerated here in 1914, almost 110 years ago.
The piece is an interpretation of the experience of the women and children incarcerated at the time.
This interpretive ‘Sound Capsule’ encapsulates a moment in time, the mood of that time using the sense of sound and imagination to survive by creating a distorted experience of the immediate sound environment.
The theme of this piece is:
Arrival, Survival and Home
This piece has also been created to remind you as the listener how resilient you are, and how you have the potential to draw from your personal imagination and innate creativity to resource you in surviving the world around you.
1-minute silence at the end of the piece in remembrance.
Tessa Ann is a Sound Artist, Therapeutic Sound Practitioner, and Independent Researcher.
She recently received a Gold Level Innovator recognition from the Department of the Economy for her work in Sound Art and Invest NI have recently recognised her work in developing innovations in Sound Art programmes.
Rosalind Lowry attended Chelsea School of Art and St. Martin’s School of Art in London and is a Member of The Royal Society of Sculptors.
She was recently awarded The Social Art Award from the Institute for Art and Innovation in Berlin.