Stories of unrequited love, cheating hearts and dangerous liaisons epitomise the power of Soul. Throughout the decades, Soul music has been the chief vehicle for conveying human emotion and it is the central lyrical motif in the current work of Janette Parris.
Having worked with musical theatre, Parris extends her practice by becoming a singer for one night only in a newly commissioned performance work. Parris has trained with a professional singing coach and will perform a set of Soul songs with a live band.
In using music as her medium, she breaks down the hierarchies that separate high culture from low, as well as blurring the boundaries between visual art practice and musical performance.