Exhibitions

Voices from the Hood

60s style hairdryers in the harris cafe

Cafe Exhibition
27 August
Dan Fox is a sound artist commissioned to help bring the Elizabeth Roberts Working Class Oral History Archive to life.

...and he has found a hair-raising way of doing it! Dan has created a Sixties style hair salon where the hood hairdryers have been converted in to listening posts and a vintage hairdryer becomes a personal speaker. Visitors are invited to take a comfy seat and via a small control panel they can play excerpts from the archive which is held at the Regional Heritage Centre at Lancaster University.


The pioneering work by Elizabeth, who lives in Lancaster and was born in Barrow, captured the voices and memories of people in Barrow, Lancaster and Preston from 1890 up until 1970.

Dan is one of several artists brought together by Mirador to take part in Walking In Others Footsteps – a celebration of the work to digitise the archive and make it available through a dedicated website hosted by the Regional Heritage Centre at Lancaster University.

While ‘under the dryers’ visitors can read a magazine which lists details of the tracks they can hear - experiencing sitting and listening whilst watching the world go by in an unexpected place.

Cost? Free. No need to book. All ages welcome.

 

 

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