It’s time to make some noise in the library as performance poet Joyful Noise explores the library and archive, creating new stories and uncovering connections in response to Progress Reports: Art in an era of diversity.
The Stuart Hall Library and archive is home to a unique collection of resources reflecting the plurality of voices and themes of cultural diversity. The performance by Joyful Noise will be a culmination of a research project in the library assisted by the librarians as well as an audio visual collaboration with artist Trevor Mathison.
Joyful Noise uncovers lost voices, illuminates new art histories, and playfully interacts with the lexicon of heritage and identity present in the library resource. Her work focuses on translating and engaging with the formal language used to express cultural diversity policies.
An annotated bibliography will be produced in support of this performance. This bibliography will highlight key texts as selected by the artist, complete with annotations and will be made available to the public in print and online.