[SPIRIT RALLY 1 & 2]
is an exhibition of interactive sound work & a distributed performance event, a cheerleading rehearsal, a celebration of conversation and a temporary community of practice. Based upon emerging models of crowd-sourcing, the event aimed to explore how we might share a sonic language in order to facilitate individual thinking to a collective level.
I invited those attending to take a seat at the Spirit Rally committee table and fill the art space with speech. Listeners were also welcome. The rally was an invitation to become part of a temporary committee, to reclaim the act of co-participation and contribute to a live collective sonic experiment. The work formed part of the my ongoing research in the relationships between communities of practice and natural, human & social collective capital.
The work was first presented in June 2010 as part of Sonic Peripheries in Bremen, Germany.
Images Gillian Wylde
"For Compass' website launch Helen Pritchard's Spirit Rally 3 conjured up an egalitarian committee reminiscent of the olde Spanish Civil War days, where anyone and everyone can contribute to the radical agenda. And that agenda, including bringing the outside to the inside of a performance, was also a reminder of New York's Living Theatre (though it should be said that neither hallucinogens or nudity played a part here)' (Rich Jevons, DiG)
2010 Spirit Rally 1 & 2, Solo Exhibition, Sonic Peripheries 4, Sthur Gallery.
Interactive Sound Installation & Conversation Performance,
2010 Spirit Rally 3: The event is you, Live Performance, Compass Live Art Launch, East Street Arts, UK