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Movement design for Urbex Audio w/ Sound Artist Wajid Yaseen, et al.


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Athina worked on movement design in collaboration with Sound Artist Wajid Yaseen on the Urbex Audio abandoned building tour.


This work is an interdisciplinary site-specific Research and Development project funded by the Arts Council of England. The sites included disused Norton Hospital in Lincoln, The Cotton Exchange (Blackburn), and Toni’s Ballroom (also Blackburn).


Space activation and performance output as research, took place in Summer 2024. The role of the movement was to support the embodied performance of the lead artist on site, to activate the building and design possibilities, seeking to establish the nature of the designed/choreographed aspect of the performance. The planning took the presence, history and architecture of each space into consideration.


This first R&D stage was completed on the 4th of June 2024 through an online public event and round table. In this presentation and Q&A, the work was introduced, and the collaborative team (inclusive of Vahla) discussed the input of each individual member and the overall process. Valha invited Central Saint Martins performance design and practice alumni, Sanli Wang, as the lighting designer. A continuation of this project is anticipated in 2025 and will take place in London.


For more information visit the project website site: https://www.urbexaudio.com

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