Conductor | 8 movements

Harrison, K (2019) Conductor | 8 movements. In: Beautiful and Brutal: 50 years in the life of Preston Bus Station, Harris Museum, Art Gallery and Library, Preston, UK, 21 September – 24 November 2019.

Item Type: Exhibition
Creators: Harrison, K
Abstract: This live choreographed interruption in the life of the Station involved 32 buses driven by skilled drivers performing slow sequenced movements from the bus bays, mirrored simultaneously by the actions of volunteers in the passenger concourse. The piece was accompanied by a soundtrack by Preston Field Audio, created from recordings of the station and electronic loops in response to artist Keith Harrison’s schematic working drawings. At the end of the event all 32 buses lined up and left together with lights flashing and horns sounding – as the last buses to leave at night did through the 1970s and 80s.
Official URL: http://www.harrismuseum.org.uk/exhibitions/1546-be...
Date: September 2019
Funders: Arts Council England
Event Location: Harris Museum, Art Gallery and Library, Preston, UK
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Film and drawings from 'conductor | 8 movements' were contributed to the exhibition. Film recorded by Jared Schiller. Photography by Michael Porter and Ash Hardman.

Divisions: Bath School of Art
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Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2019 14:14
Last Modified: 28 Jan 2020 16:28
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