Commoning Voices, Communal Bodies: Choirs and Choreographies is a 4 month long interdisciplinary program that seeks to articulate and respond to the numerous themes, propositions and critical positions generated around notions of creative commoning and performative knowledge production. The exhibition looks at political and social engagement organized around a common score and how a score emerges from bodies and voices in communion. These assemblies engage tactics of social and feminist protest and touch notions of collective embodiment and decolonization, complicating an easy understanding of power and agency.
Work will be produced for the specific context of Reading and its closeness to Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp, a peace camp active from September 1981 through 2000 established to protest nuclear weapons sited near Reading at RAF Greenham Common in Berkshire, England. The program will include durational reading groups, commissioned performances, participatory workshops and moving image screenings led by international artists, as well as artist talks and panels.