Practice, 2013

performance and installation solo exhibition: In the boom of the tingling strings, PCA, Plymouth


Exploring the notion of musical practice or rehearsal, revealing a private or solitary act in a more public domain, Practice invites professional and amateur musicians to use the gallery as a rehearsal space.


At specific times throughout an exhibition, musicians of all abilities practised non-amplified music, making use of the baby-grand piano, moveable seating and acoustic screens. Visitors were invited to view the rehearsals, pushing the normally solitary or closed activity into the realm of performance.


The music played, with its mistakes, repetitions and slips, will become the soundtrack for the exhibition, shifting the meaning and relationships between works.