'A Collection of Small Choices'

Morrison, M. (2015) 'A Collection of Small Choices'. [Performance] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

'A Collection of Small Choices' - a site-specific, audio-theatre installation created by Hannah Bruce and Company - was commissioned by Hoxton Hall as part of a major Heritage Lottery funded restoration project. I was the writer for this project, which was nominated (alongside the V&A and the Mary Rose Trust) for a Museums and Heritage Award (Innovation category) in 2017. Drawing on recent archival theory, the script (which includes poetry, found text, oral history and dramatic reconstruction) engages with ideas of access, diversity and participation as they apply to the presentation of cultural history. The project also makes groundbreaking use of new technologies. Participants download a specially designed App on their smart phones and are guided around the space using Bluetooth technology. The installation was available for audiences to experience for a three year period (2015-2017), and may be extended.

Item Type: Performance
Additional Information: I was the script writer for 'A Collection of Small Choices'. I also presented a paper on the work ('Digital collaborations: re-imagining the role of ‘audience/participant’ in the creative presentation of archive and biography') at the Digital Echoes Symposium (Centre for Dance Research, Coventry University) in February 2016. 'A Collection of Small Choices' was a collaboration between the University of Westminster, The University of York and Hannah Bruce and Company. The co-authors listed above had responsibilities as follows: Jonathan Eato (composer) Hannah Bruce (artistic director) Peter Worth (software developer) Theo Burt (software developer) Dave Malham (technical assistance) Other collaborators have also presented papers about the project (for example, at the Science Museum Group Research Conference, 2017) and there has been a wide dissemination of information about the piece on blogs and other web platforms (see links above).
Uncontrolled Keywords: site-specific, audio, theatre, heritage, archive;
Subjects: University of Westminster > Social Sciences and Humanities
SWORD Depositor: repository@westminster.ac.uk
Depositing User: repository@westminster.ac.uk
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2017 13:47
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2017 13:47
URI: http://westminsterresearch.wmin.ac.uk/id/eprint/20498

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