Voicing Objects

This exhibition reveals the role objects have within history to promote and challenge patriarchal constructions.

Film still Voicing Objects

Dates

Until Sunday 14 April

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About

Voicing Objects presents a new moving image artwork by Olivia Turner in response to selected clay artefacts from the Shefton Collection of Greek Archaeology. These objects relate to the lives of women in the ancient world, bringing voice to historically marginalised stories. This embodied approach uses artefacts to think, feel, imagine, and voice with. This exhibition reveals the role objects have within history to promote and challenge patriarchal constructions.

Olivia has worked closely with Pippa Anderson, a clinical vocal rehabilitation expert, to create an improvised soundtrack, which explores the voice as a method for care, expression, and healing.

This exhibition is curated by Olivia Turner, Sally Waite, and Leah Wild.

Olivia Turner is an artist and researcher in Fine Art at Newcastle University. Sally Waite is a Senior Lecturer in Classical archaeology at Newcastle University. Leah Wild is a PhD candidate at Cambridge University.

With thanks to Pippa Anderson, Lindsay Duncanson, David De La Haye, Hannah May Waters, Saya Rose Media, Culture Lab, Incite Design, Overlay Press, Newcastle Material Culture Analytical Suite, and our funders Wellcome Trust, Catherine Cookson Foundation, Newcastle University’s Institutes for Humanities and Creative Arts Practice, and the AHRC Open-Oxford-Cambridge Doctoral Training Partnership.

Funders

Newcastle University Newcastle University