Four performances built from a chorus of breath collected across Tower Hamlets
Over the course of one day, we will play four recorded ‘exhalations’, each in a different park at the North, South, East and West of Tower Hamlets.
The sound, built of a chorus of breath gathered across the borough, will be a moment of cleansing, taking a sound we’re surrounded by and tuning into its beauty at a time when breathing has never felt so loaded.
Each exhale will be accompanied by a choral performance that amplifies, strengthens and, honours the borough’s defiant history and pushes back against the confines of gentrification and climate catastrophe.
It’s a moment to remember the sacredness of air, of living in a constant cycle of dependence, transformation and respiration with the planet and each other.
It’s a reminder for us to remember what it is to breathe.
Download the map of performance locations across Tower Hamlets
Part of What Shall We Build Here, Artsadmin’s festival of art, climate and community from 8-12 September.
- All venues have step free access.
- A map of locations indicates the nearest stations and access routes.
- Toynbee Studios is wheelchair accessible and there are wheelchair accessible toilets. Read more about Accessibility at Toynbee Studios.
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Date and time
10 September 2021
11am, 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Free. Audiences can book to attend one, several or all performances.
Performance duration: 20 minutes
This is now a past event.
Four locations across Tower Hamlets:
11am at Victoria Park (west side, enter via St Agnes' Gate or Gore Gate)
2pm at East India Dock Basin, E14 9QS
5pm at Island Gardens, E14 3EB
8pm at Toynbee Studios, E1 6AB
Download the map for exact locations.