I like the idea and reality of a mobile sculptural form with a bit of a purpose.
Walker & Bromwich are interested in arts potential to act as a catalyst for social and political transformation. At the heart of their work is the pursuit of an ideal and the question: ‘is it possible for art, and more particularly their practice, to provide practical, aesthetic and poetic solutions to social political and environmental problems?’
The Conch [sound studio] is a travelling structure – part caravan, part shell, part ark – gathering people’s hopes and fears for the future, questing for a change in consciousness. Zoe Walker & Neil Bromwich’s latest work in the cycle ‘Searching for a Change of Consciousness’ tunes into the thoughts of communities on the brink of transformation. The Conch will be travelling to diverse and remote communities in the Scottish Highlands, throughout 2011 to record an archive of grass-roots ideas that narrate the changing nature of society in the face of environmental challenges…
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