A collaborative performance piece that brought together Plymouth’s D/deaf and hearing communities with vocal artists to form a choir, 'Hydrosapien' was performed as part of the 2018 Plymouth Art Weekender.
Artist: Laura Denning
Location: View on our Public Art Map [desktop and tablet; requires Google sign-in]
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Commissioner: Visual Arts Plymouth
Producers: Plymouth Art Weekender
Supporters: The Box, Arts Council England, University of Plymouth, Plymouth Culture, KARST, Plymouth City Council and RIO
The 30-minute event aimed to push the boundaries of how sound can be understood. Part of the work was a performance of an essay called ‘Hydrofeminism’ written by Astrida Neimanis, adding another dimension to the piece as a way to engage people with broader environmental issues. The work was a celebration of our oceans, rivers and seas, aptly fitting for ‘Britain’s Ocean City’.
About the Artist
Laura Denning is a UK-based artist who also works internationally on commissions, residencies and installations.
See more of Laura Denning’s work on her website (Accessed 16 October 2018)
Read more on Hydrosapien on the project website (Accessed 3 October 2018)
Find out more about Plymouth Art Weekender on the website (Accessed 3 October 2018)