Listen to Hear Here:
In 2018, Change of Art was commissioned by DARE Festival to develop a new verbatim sound installation to be presented in The Ditch at Shoreditch Town Hall as part of the festival. DARE Festival ran from 25th to 27th October 2018, find out more here.
A flatmate who tells you not to give money to homeless people. A teacher who denies that colourism exists. A boyfriend who spends money like it’ll never run out, because technically it won’t, for him. The end of friendships. The start of arguments with people who just don’t like being wrong.
Change of Art share a multitude of stories about difficult conversations with friends, family and colleagues, gathered through door-knocking in the local community in Shoreditch.
Hear Here was a product of a long-running collaboration between Change of Art and Hope not Hate; they worked together to run a door-knocking training session in the community around Shoreditch Town Hall with a group of volunteers who learned how to use the campaigning technique to engage local residents in discussions about having difficult conversations.
Hear Here was supported using public funding by Arts Council England.
Dramaturg: Sarah Sigal
Sound Designer: Mark Webber
Outreach Facilitator: Tom Godwin
Door-knocking Team: Sarah Sigal, Hannah Tookey, Stephanie Ellis, Caroline O’Grady
Producer: Hannah Tookey
Photography: Lidia Crisafulli