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Join the Jug Choir!

Call for participants: Serena Korda - Jug Choir: The Hosts: Ectoplasmic Variations

20-21 Visual Arts Centre and Legion Projects seek participants to work with artist Serena Korda in a series of free workshops, creating a unique performance with her Jug Choir as part of the Waking the Witch exhibition.

The Jug Choir is an unfolding sonic experiment that evolves with local singers at each venue, who work with the artist to rehearse and perform with the Jug Choir, her travelling installation of large-scale ceramic vessels based on Bellarmine jugs (or 'witch bottles').


See Serena talking about Jug Choir when it was performed at Modern Art Oxford at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvfZZf_h5qw


Suitable for adults and young people aged 14+. No experience is required, just enthusiasm and willingness to sing through a ceramic instrument!

Timings (participants MUST be available for all sessions):


Thursday 21 February 6-9pm - Workshop/Rehearsal session 1 (snacks/refreshments provided)

Friday 22 February 6-9pm - Workshop/Rehearsal session 2 (snacks/refreshments provided)

Saturday 23 February – Rehearsal 12-2pm Performance 2:30pm to 3pm

All sessions take place at 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Church Square, Scunthorpe, DN15 6TB

Waking the Witch is a UK Touring Exhibition curated by Legion Projects and supported by Arts Council England.The exhibition continues until 23 March. Open Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 4pm. Free entry.

About Serena Korda:

Through large-scale ensemble performances, sound and sculpture I reconsider aspects of communion and tradition in our lives. Underpinning my practice is a desire to find and highlight ritual in the everyday, which is developed through encounters, conversations and the researching of abandoned histories. Based on the understanding that everything in the universe is vibrating with energy I have been examining the materiality of objects and sound to explore how resonance and animism bind us all together. Audiences are often encouraged to participate at some point in my process creating collective experiences that focus on the forgotten and overlooked.

I am currently Norma Lipman/BALTIC fellow in Ceramic Sculpture at Newcastle University. I recently completed a solo show for Glasgow International 2016, Hold Fast Stand Sure, I Scream a Revolution, GSA Gallery and performed with my Jug Choir as part of Supernormal 2016. In 2015 I completed a public art project for Haverfordwest Black Diamond and in 2014 I undertook a residency at The Museum of Jurassic Technology, Los Angeles. Other notable exhibitions include Aping the Beast, Camden Arts Centre, Grundy Art Gallery, The Arnolfini, Laid to Rest, Dirt: The Filthy Reality of Everyday Life, Wellcome Collection, London (2011),W.A.M.A The Work as Movement Archive (2012), ‘Spaces for the Imagination’ Turner Contemporary, Margate (2011) and The Library of Secrets, New Art Gallery Walsall; Whitstable Biennale (2008/2009).

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