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Thinking City: Imogen Stidworthy

The Whisper Heard, 2003, video still. Image courtesy of the artist.  

An Introduction to BLISS for Two Voices with Chorus

Taking from Tony O’Donnell’s ongoing development of a grammatical system for BLISS, a pictographic language developed in the 1950s for people with severe communication difficulties, this performance considers different dimensions of language, translation and orientation.

An Introduction to BLISS for Two Voices with Chorus uses multichannel sound and mixing techniques to interweave a live conversation between Tony O’Donnell and Judith Langley with the voices of two chorus groups consisting of BA and MA students of Hope University and Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts.

Tate Liverpool, Concourse Room
Albert Dock
Liverpool Waterfront
Liverpool L3 4BB

Imogen Stidworthy (b.1963, lives in Liverpool, UK). Stidworthy’s work addresses language and communication using the voice as spatial, sonic and linguistic material. Her work has been shown in major exhibitions such as Documenta 12; Oktober Salon, Belgrade; Busan Biennale and The Bergen Assembly, a.o. Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Reina Sophia, Madrid; Haus der Kunst der Welt, Berlin, Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart; DEPO Istanbul; Arnolfini, Bristol; Ikon, Birmingham; the Bluecoat Liverpool.

Part of Thinking City, a programme of artist-led events that take place in private and public spaces across Liverpool. Thinking City is a collaboration between Liverpool Biennial, Tate Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores University.



02 May 2014, 6.30PM

TicketsFree, booking required