Inspired by the audio collage Revolution #1 in which the Beatles sung “You say you want a revolution, well you know, we all want to change the world”, sound artist Joseph Young has devised Revolution #10. Over a couple of weekends in the city and online Joseph is collecting answers to the following questions
1) If you became Prime Minister what is the first thing you’d say to the nation?
2) Does democracy matter?
3) Complete the sentence ‘We need a revolution because…’
From these fragments Joseph will create a sound collage, a people’s manifesto to be taken back out onto the streets and installed in busy locations – a digital nod to Speaker’s Corner and election campaigning.
Join the revolution at www.revolution10.uk from September 1st. Send in your own personal images of revolution via twitter, Instagram or Facebook using the hashtag #revolution10; or email a sound recording of your answers to the 3 questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Installations of the work will take place at the following locations and will feature hourly performances of the sound piece (approx 8 mins) and a single live performance of a speech created from the submitted responses to the questions.
12 september – Phoenix Brighton, 6-9pm Opening night (live performance at 7.15pm)
13 September – Bartholomew Square, 11-4pm (live performance at 1.30pm)
20 September – The Open Market, 11-4pm (live performance at 1.30pm)
21 September – Red Roaster, 11-4pm (live performance at 1.30pm)
Joseph has worked with web designer Oli Pyle and designers Fruit for the Apocalypse in creating Revolution #10.
Follow @artofnoises for updates on the work.
Revolution #10 is one of six Brighton Digital Festival Arts and Tech commissions selected for the 2014 Festival.
Click here to hear a short interview with Joseph Young about the ideas and development behind Revolution #10