Hope as an Act of Resistance: a sonic monument

by Katriona Beales for Sotheby’s Institute of Art

+44 (0)20 7942 2000
  • V&A South Kensington

    Cromwell Road
    London, SW7 2RL

  • Seminar Room 2, Learning Centre

  • Families, Under 26

  • Free event

Hope as an Act of Resistance: a sonic monument photo

A live participatory sound artwork by Katriona Beales formed from people’s whispered hopes. This new commission will enable unexpected interactions between strangers and friends through the shared experience of sound, physical space, and the collective activity of contributing and contemplating hope.
Record your message of hope through a whispered recording or written message, then join our relaxing sound bath. Your recorded contribution will join many layers of whispered hopes and will be anonymised.

Free drop-in installation, places are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Suitable for all ages, children must be accompanied by an adult.

Image credit: 'Hope as an Act of Resistance - a sonic monument' (2023) Katriona Beales. Artwork for print and fabric elements of the participatory installation with 3D models by SergiVFX. Commissioned by MA students from Sotheby’s Institute of Art Reimagining the Monument project working with industry experts. Produced by Hannah Redler-Hawes

Special drop-in activity part of Digital Design Weekend, a free digital art and design festival taking place on 23 and 24 September, discover the full programme here: https://www.vam.ac.uk/digitaldesign
You can also experience 'Hope as an act of Resistance: a sonic monument' as part of the Digital Design Weekend preview alongside Friday Late on 22 September from 18.30 to 22.00.

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Header image: Katriona Beales