“I hate silence when it is time to speak”

 

‘I hate silence when it is time to speak’ is an exploration of the (in)visibility of women’s practice in history and contemporary contexts, considering how mechanisms and content of the “archive” can be unravelled and re-presented.
Using the open internet as my primary source of reference and material I was interested find out what narratives could be drawn and represented from a non-curated archive.
I initial created the soundtrack/montage and then felt that a visual montage would help to enhance the piece.

The piece was originally created in direct response to a call out for the event:

Archiving Women’s Performance Practice
Thu, 14 Jan 2016 at 17:15
By: [DWAN] Digital Women’s Archive North

[DWAN] Digital Women’s Archive North and Delia Derbyshire Day have teamed up to deliver a pre-DD Day 2016 event on 14 January at HOME, titled Archiving Women’s Performance Practice.
The event will explore the (in)visibility of women’s practice in history and contemporary contexts, considering how mechanisms and content of the “archive” can be unravelled and re-presented. We would like to look at what archiving means to different people, the importance and value of archives, and the many ways we can capture narrative and outcomes.
Archiving Women’s Performance Practice will be a networking event with short presentations, performances, workshop activities, and a space for informal discussion and refreshments.

Participants/ contributors include:
John Ryands Library (Delia Derbyshire Archive)
Caro C (Delia Derbyshire Day)
Abigail Ward (Manchester District Music Archive)
Sarah Feinstein (Manchester District Music Archive)
Kate Lowes (Brighter Sound)
Karen Shannon (Let’s Go)
Kevin Burke (Instigate Arts)
Anne Louise Kershaw (Instigate Arts)
Sylvia Kölling (Feminist Webs)
Heather Roberts (RNCM Archives)
Jennifer Reid (broadside balladress)
Najia Bagi (artist and musician)
Andrea Pazos (artist)
Mary Stark (artist filmmaker)
Mandy Wigby (musician and composer)
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[DWAN] Digital Women’s Archive North is an educational arts and heritage enterprise unlocking the women’s histories in archives – delivering training & skills development; arts & heritage projects; and research: @dwarchivenorth // dwarchivenorth.wordpress.com
Delia Derbyshire Day is a Manchester-based organisation which pays homage to the late great Delia Derbyshire (1937-2001) – a pioneer of electronic music in England in the 1960’s. DD Day is an almost annual event in Manchester with national touring events and an on-going education programme. DD Day 2016 will take place on 17 January at HOME, with the theme of MUSIC & VISUAL: @DDDay2016 // deliaderbyshireday.wordpress.com/
Supported by HOME Mcr and School of Arts, Languages & Cultures (University of Manchester)
WHEN
Thursday, 14 January 2016 from 17:15 to 21:00 (GMT) – Add to Calendar
WHERE
HOME Mcr, Event Space floor 2

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