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Katia​ ​Kameli’s​ ​Artist​ ​ Residency​ ​for​ Platforma​ ​Festival
15th September 2017
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Come​ ​ and​ ​ record​ ​ a ​ ​ song​ ​ which​ ​ reminds​ ​ you​ ​ of​ ​ home!​ ​ The​ ​ song​ ​ could then form​ ​ part​ ​ of​ ​ an​ ​ artwork​ ​ to​ ​ be​ ​ exhibited​ ​ in​ ​ St​ ​ John​ ​ the​ ​ Baptist​ ​ church​ ​ in central​ ​ Newcastle (Grainger St NE1 5JG)

Recording​ ​ sessions​ are being held ​ at​ ​ St​ ​ John​ ​ the​ ​ Baptist,​ ​ Grainger​ ​ Street, between​ ​ 1pm​ ​ and​ ​ 6pm​ ​ on​ ​ Friday​ ​ 15th​ ​ and​ ​ Saturday​ ​ 16th​ ​ September​ ​ 2017.​ ​ At this​ ​ session​ ​ you​ ​ will​ ​ be​ ​ invited​ ​ to​ ​ sing​ ​ a ​ ​ song​ ​ of​ ​ your​ ​ choosing,​ ​ which​ ​ we​ ​ will record.​ ​ Travel​ ​ expenses​ ​ will​ ​ be​ ​ paid,​ ​ and​ ​ tea,​ ​ coffee​ ​ and​ ​ refreshments​ ​ will​ ​ be available.

Katia’s​ ​ project​ ​ for​ the ​ Platforma​ ​ Festival​ ​ builds​ ​ on​ ​ her​ ​ long​ ​ held​ ​ interest​ ​ in​ ​ exploring​ ​ the points​ ​ of​ ​ crossing​ ​ and​ ​ connection​ ​ between​ ​ different​ ​ cultures.​ ​ Katia​ ​ is​ ​ investigating the​ ​ experience​ ​ of​ ​ the​ ​ migrant​ ​ community​ ​ of​ ​ Newcastle​ ​ through​ ​ their​ ​ song​ ​ and​ ​ music.

She​ ​ will​ ​ bring​ ​ together​ ​ songs​ ​ from​ ​ the​ ​ church’s’​ ​ choir​ ​ with​ ​ songs​ ​ from​ ​ other​ ​ cultures sung​ ​ by​ ​ people​ ​ who​ ​ have​ ​ migrated​ ​ to​ ​ Newcastle.​ ​ She​ ​ plans​ ​ to​ ​ record​ ​ these​ ​ songs and​ ​ use​ ​ them​ ​ as​ ​ part​ ​ of​ ​ a ​ ​ sound​ ​ installation​ ​ which​ ​ will​ ​ be​ ​ played​ ​ in​ ​ the​ ​ church​ ​ during the​ ​ exhibition.

This​ ​ Artist​ ​ Residency​ ​ is​ ​ organised​ ​ in​ ​ collaboration​ ​ with​ ​ the​ ​ Platforma​ ​ Festival​ ​ and​ ​ is based​ ​ at​ ​ St​ ​ John​ ​ the​ ​ Baptist​ ​ church,​ ​ Grainger​ ​ St,​ ​ Newcastle​ ​ upon​ ​ Tyne,​ ​ NE1​ ​ 5JG​ . The​ ​ art​ ​ work​ ​ created​ ​ by​ ​ Katia​ ​ on​ ​ her​ ​ residency​ ​ will​ ​ be​ ​ exhibited​ ​ at​ ​ St​ ​ John​ ​ the Baptist​ ​ church​ ​ from​ ​ 21​ ​ October​ ​ 2017.

For more information contact: Laura Purseglove <laurapurseglove@gmail.com>