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Sculptural Murmurings
Virtual Touring Exhibition – Venue 3

16 passionate movers, whose bodies have stories to tell, came together to create work in response to bird-inspired soundscapes. This virtual tour offers a glimpse of the process of developing a sculptural approach to expressive movement that took place during 3 intense and exhilarating days.


The workshop awakened my adventurous and daring side, I will forever be grateful
- participant

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Sculptural Murmurings Documentary (Excerpt 3)

Soundscapes credits -

Ean Currie and Hazel Reeves;


Photo - Hazel Reeves

Sculptural Murmurings Film (Excerpt 3)

VENUE  4 – Art Junction

What is Sculptural Murmurings?

Sculptural Murmurings brings together a cross-disciplinary team of collaborators, with 16 participant movers, over one week at Fabrica, Brighton, as part of Hazel Reeves’ Making Space Residency there (6-10 September 2021).

Rather than using clay, the sculptor experiments with shaping a dynamic modelling material – a group of dancers – using soundscapes over headphones, to create unique bird-like yet human murmurings.

We welcomed a diverse group of participants to explore different physicalities and challenge norms of who can perform and right ways of moving. 

The six soundscapes reflect the artistic practice of Hazel Reeves, harnessing sounds from her sculpture studio and the recordings of birds in the scrubland made during her residency at Knepp Estate, renowned for its rewilding and increasing biodiversity.

This virtual tour provides a window into this intensive and joyful process. It also captures our movers immersing themselves with gusto with guest artist Helen Goodwin for movement mark making.

 “After many months of lockdown, isolation and introspection, working as part of a group of creators, artists, improvisors was exciting, nurturing, rich and inspiring” - participant

The Sculptural Murmurings Team

Artistic Director: Hazel Reeves; Dance and movement direction and facilitation: Rosaria Gracia and Maria da Luz, with advisory input from Welly O'Brien; Films: Roz Shearn and Ean Currie; Soundscapes: Ean Currie and Hazel Reeves; Guest artists: Olga Lidia Saavedra Montes de Oca (photographer) and Helen Goodwin (movement mark facilitator); Administrative support: Jennifer Kafetz. Thanks also to the team at Fabrica, to Knepp Estate, Gallery Different, Hove Civic Society.

4 – Art Junction

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