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Join sound artist Tom White for an interactive workshop and performance exploring the sound of walking.

Heavy Feet is a sonic intervention and experiment into the fabric of Arnolfini and its immediate surroundings. When visiting public buildings, the sound of footsteps is often heightened within connecting spaces such as corridors and staircases, amplifying the transient nature of these environments. Beginning with a workshop, participants will be encouraged to experiment with methods of exaggerated walking as a sonic act. Using a variety of materials attached to clothing, shoes and the body, participants will create novel ways of enhancing their footsteps.

These sonic findings will then be performed, collectively sounding the shared architectural spaces of Arnolfini, creating a live sound piece exploring the relationship between the act of walking and architecture.

Tom White lives and works in London. His work traverses multi-media platforms including sound, experimental film and video, installation and live performance. He is interested in how we respond to and inhabit environments, the affect they have on our everyday existence through memory, displacement, disorientation and how this can be articulated through immersive works. He has exhibited and performed internationally and published many sound works since 2009. In 2014 he won the British Composer Award in Sonic Art for his piece Public Address, commissioned by the South London Gallery.

His immersive sound works investigate how humans respond to, inhabit and are affected by environments through the exploration of memory, displacement and disorientation.

Richard Long: TIME AND SPACE

This event accompanies the major exhibition TIME AND SPACE by Richard Long at Arnolfini, that explores the artist’s enduring relationship with the landscape of Bristol and the South West – a starting point for so many of his iconic works. This exhibition will bring together recreations of previous important works and entirely new commissions, both in the gallery and on The Downs, where the artist spent much of his childhood. A programme of events accompanies the exhibition and offsite commission, including walks, talks and conversations, family events, screenings and performances. Read more…