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Musical Soirée​ @ BSR


One of the over-arching ideas present in my project was that I wanted to emulate the experiences of the Grand Tourists, particularly those who were artists. As well as travelling as part of my research I also created works influenced by my experiences in Italy, much like the artists on the Grand Tour did before me. In the first piece of live performance, I responded to the grandiosity of the architecture of the BSR, and I held a musical soiree, like the grand tourists did in the past, during the opening night of the artists-in-residence group exhibition. I invited the Italian musician Michele Carreca to play the works of the English renaissance composer John Downland (1563 – 1626) whilst a performative painting video was projected onto the painting and I sat like a lady-in-waiting, listening to the music being played.

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