Who will buy this wonderful morning?
What a great way to kick off the new season, with the sumptuous Jaki Irvine installation at Frith Street gallery in Golden Square! But first, some introductions at Mary Ward were in order, where we shared the sounds of our mornings so far – waterfalls of jam jars, neighbours’ ablutions, radios, and traffic – and warmed our ears up with some blindfold listening. We considered the describing and transcribing of sound, looked at a some literary examples of soundy words, and shared some street cries from olden times –
“Buy a fine Singing Bird?”
Buy a fine singing Bird ?
Buy any wax or wafers ?
Fine Writeing Ink !
A Right Merry Song !
Old Shooes for some Broomes !
Then it was time to set off to Golden Square, ears pricked, and pens poised.
(Check out the ‘sounds of the city’ page to see what the day inspired).
Installation image: Se Compra: Sin é 2014 Jaki Irvine HD DVD 17 mins 37 seconds
Courtesy the artist and Frith Street Gallery, London
Photos: Alex Delfanne