A multi-media art project coordinated by identity on tyne has successfully been awarded Arts Council Funding.
Presence will be the creative element of the Beyond the Western Front research. Presence would involve seven commissions for BAME writers within the northern region of the UK, to utilise this primary research into the contribution of Black, Asian and ethnic minorities to the First World War create original poetry. Working in collaboration with Dawn Felicia Knox, this original poetry will be audio recorded to accompany an interactive installation of voices. At the same time of the recording taking place, the writers will be photographed . These portraits would form part of the final exhibition along with the audio recordings.
We are very excited about this project as in a way this links the past with the present, exploring the mass movement of people that was made possible by the First World War and how this is still relevant today within contemporary society.