Callout for Participation: Sound Out, All of this Belongs to You

May 7, 2015



The V&A belongs to all of us. But what does this really mean? What are the opportunities, obligations and limits to participation in this civic institution?

V&A Sound Out, is an experimental, collaborative durational performance, for a group of voices in the V&A Museum working with artist Sharon Gal on Saturday 20 June 2015.

This event is part of the programme for All of This Belongs to You, an exhibition at the intersection of design, democracy and public life.

The piece takes place at the V&A Museum on Saturday 20th June between 10.15am and 4pm – Lunch will be provided and you should be available for the full duration.

The piece will be developed in the morning, and performed in the gallery after lunch. V&A Sound Out is a durational performance, blurring the boundaries between performers / audience / exhibits. You will interact with the space and the visitors/audience.

Participation is free but there is a deposit fee of £5 to secure your booking. This will be refunded after the event.

For bookings and more information please email


About the artist:

Sharon Gal is an experimental vocalist, performer, composer and cross-disciplinary artist.

Her practice involves vocal and electronics free improvisation, collaborative group and site specific performances, field recordings, radio broadcast and video projection.

L’esprit d’escalier 

She performs solo, and in collaboration with contemporaries like David Toop, Steve Beresford, Phil Minton and Lina Lapelyte, and previous performances include; Tate Modern, British Museum, ICA, Arnolfini Gallery and various festivals.

She also conducts a series of collaborative group compositions; L’espirit D’escalier – for voices in a staircase, Long Drone – for a large ensemble of various instruments, Toy Orchestra – for children and adults and Gals with Guitar – for female guitar players.

Sharon is a founder member of London’s arts radio, Resonance 104.4 FM, and has presented and produced various shows, including the weekly Diggers, with Edwin Pouncey (Savage Pencil), and the audio diary and city soundscape, Stereo Cilia.

Her music was released by Ash International, American Tapes, Chocolate Monk, Emanem , Ecstatic Yod, Paradigm &The Tapeworm labels, with the recent release, Voice Studies, on My Dance The Skull.

Sharon will be performing at the Supernormal festival in August, and has been commissioned to create a new audio-visual performance piece inspired by the work of Psychiatrist R. D. Laing, for the Freud Museum in September.

Gals with Guitars –

Long Drone – 



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