Happy Hour at the British Library: Liquid Histories

Happy Hour at the British Library: Liquid Histories

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The original immersive soundscape, spoken in Mandarin, has been created as part of a season of major art installations as at the London Pavilion at the Shanghai Urban Space Art Season. Under the theme of “Connections”, the curatorial team at Central Saint Martins has focused on the River Thames as a vessel of stories, both real and imagined. The installation reflects on the river as being simultaneously a public space of the imagination, a foundational source for the city and also an untamed natural power. The exhibition is currently housed in a magnificent 1930s grain silo on the Huangpu river in Shanghai, forging a connection between the two urban centres.

The curatorial team comprises David Chambers, Associate Lecturer on BA Architecture and MA Narrative Environments and Director of Aberrant Architecture, Martyn Ware, Director of Illustrious, founder of the Human League and Heaven 17 and Practitioner in Residence at Central Saint Martins, and Jeremy Till, Head of Central Saint Martins. The composition has been revoiced in English for this exhibition.

http://blogs.arts.ac.uk/csm/2017/10/24/liquid-histories-in-shanghai/