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Shapes of Water Sounds of Hope

Shapes of Water Sounds of Hope was a 2-year programme of collaborative art work and public discussion led by artist Suzanne Lacy. This programme resulted in a large number of people (1000) involved in a series of community conversations, singing and chanting performances and the recording of generations of people’s connections to Brierfield (Northlight) Mill. The final performance, a choreographed exploration of the vocal traditions of Shape Note and Sufi Chanting, was documented and now exists as a film, titled The Circle and the Square.​

Shapes of Water, Sounds of Hope, Suzanne Lacy Image credit: Charlotte Graham / Guzelia


This project was funded by - Arts Council England through Creative People and Places, in partnership with Super Slow Way and Building Bridges 

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