Town Hall Meeting of the Air

PHOTOCREDIT_JaninaSabaliauskaiteA commission for Middlesbrough Art Weekender 2018, Town Hall Meeting of the Air, looks at town halls as spaces of potential connectivity and as places designed to house democracy and shape communities.

As well Middlesbrough Town Hall and Teesside Archives , Tess has drawn on early examples of audience participation in radio broadcasts and Gertrude Stein’s modernist writing in the making of a performance event to premier at Middlesbrough Art Weekender.

The Town Hall Meeting of the Air performance includes poetic text, sculpture and live radio broadcasting in an event that explores how civic architecture, media and technology shape the language of public discourse.

Tess is working with artist Kate Liston to develop the scenography of the work and Tim Shaw on sound design for the event.

Performance event: October 5th 2018, 7pm at Middlesbrough Town Hall. 

Workshops: September 7 & 8th, 12-5pm at Middlesbrough Town Hall. 

Town Hall Meeting of the Air is a Middlesbrough Art Weekender and Middlesbrough Council commission. It is supported by a National Lottery Project Grant from Arts Council England.


Image credits: Janina Sabaliauskaite