Selected production documentation (UK)
IGGY & EM
Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London UK
THE INVISIBLE CITY
The Old Vic Tunnels, London UK
VIRTUE IN FLAMES
The British Museum, London UK
THE PORTABLE EMPORIUM
The Roundhouse, London UK
POINT OF INTEREST
THE FICTIONAL WOODS
UCL 'One Day in The City', London UK
University College London, Festival of Culture
"Other stand out work on this whistle-stop tour was Anna Brownsted’s swing sculpture piece. It’s impeccable production values translating what would typically be warm playful inter-action into a curiously quasi clinical public experience."
Commissioned by Fermynwoods Contemporary Art
A sly little video work...like a message from another planet.'
Adrian Searle, Guardian review (02/02/18)
Diplomat is a digital installation of 100 short films programmed to continuously cycle through a random playing order. The individually numbered films are edited from a single-take shot of the artist performing a 7-hour durational action in response to the 2016 US presidential election. The number of films references the post-inaugural ‘first 100 days’, with a film for each of the president’s first 100 days in office.
The action begins with a warped record – a memorial album issued in 1964 featuring speeches by the then-recently assassinated American president John F. Kennedy. Purchased for $1.00 at a flea market in rural Wyoming, the record is heat-damaged and almost comically warped. The durational filming concentrates on repetitive playing of Kennedy’s inaugural address, which is considered by many to be one of the most inspirational speeches in contemporary Western history. Due to the warping, each time the record is played a different variation of the speech is revealed. The needle bounces across the contorted surface, repeating certain phrases while completely skipping over others. What was once a consistent, fixed form becomes fragmented. Kennedy’s skillful rhetoric is dissected through chance and his message edited at random, disrupting the polished theatricality of the speech as a performative piece of history.
Over the 7 hours of repeated playing, the record begins to deteriorate. Highlighting its own fragility, the act of playing it destroys it.
9TH AND CASTLE
Kettle's Yard, Cambridge UK
A choreographed installation devised in collaboration with and performed by an ensemble of adolescent girls.
9th and Castle is a durational work, with a meditative, rhythmic soundtrack
created by the girls interacting directly with the architecture of the house. Audiences are free to roam the rooms, following the action at will, as time loops and unfurls around them.
48-hour public intervention involving 100,000 pennies and a disused public fountain
Commissioned by Other Ways
In Your Way
Selected international media coverage of Pence Sterling.
SIERRA TANGO FOXTROT
Landguard Fort, Felixstowe UK
Sierra Tango Foxtrot is site-responsive sound installation set in the atmospheric tunnels of English Heritage property Landguard Fort. Three adjoining rooms are temporarily transformed into an immersive environment where the past collides with the present as time expands, contracts, and circles in on itself.
With references spanning socio-political histories, familial military connections and the charged architecture of the fort itself, the installation features bespoke seating and a collage of meditative soundscapes using local field recordings and archival broadcasts.
Visitors are invited to sit, listen, and dwell within the ambient spaces.
Commissioned by Pier Projects, delivered in partnership with Landguard Fort and generously supported by Arts Council England, Felixstowe Town Council and East Suffolk Council
THE GOLD 45 PROTOTYPE
(2018 - 2019)
A proposed sequel to NASA's 1977 Voyager Golden Record, updating the extraterrestrials on what we've been doing down here on Earth for the past 40 years. Made in collaboration with over 470 Cambridge residents, across a year of live events, performances and workshops, The Gold 45 Prototype features greetings, sounds, music and original artwork responding to a democratically selected list of 'the most significant developments since 1978'.
Supported by Arts Council England, Cambridge Junction, University of Cambridge and Kettle's Yard
THE GOLD 45 PROTOTYPE Track 1:
Sounds of Earth 2.0 (2:11)
Selected and recorded with YR 5 students at St. Matthew's Primary School