Visit Ruth Montgomery’s exhibition “Audiovisuality” at Arlington Arts Centre, Newbury
A “visual music” art form exploring various aspects of music from the perspectives of deaf and hearing artists, with a focus on capturing the visual language of music. The exhibition unveils the talents of 16 British Deaf Artists across a number of disciplines, including photography, sculpture, acting, textiles, Sign Language, musical composition and film.
Arlington Arts Centre, Mary Hare, Newbury RG14 3BQ Plan your visit: Website
About the Picture with Eloise Garland, Danny Lane and Ruth Montgomery
It is a common misconception that deaf people cannot enjoy or appreciate music beyond vibration – let alone hear it. The top part of the canvas shows the word vibration, which is the element of music that this artwork was focusing on. However, it is important to remember that vibration is just one element of music amongst others including dynamics, Beat, and texture. Acknowledging all of the elements of music beyond vibration opens up a whole new level of understanding. On the canvas, you can see many words surrounding the centrepiece of vibration, showing what can be gained by seeing the whole picture. By acknowledging the other elements, the word vibration certainly seems to fade into the background. Although I am a musician (Ruth Montgomery) and focus on sound, visual art is a brilliant tool to communicate a message of other people by raising cultural and social awareness.
Funded by Arts Council England
Billy Read invited to apply for Unlimited International Research Award 2017. Unlimited International will enable Billy Read to collaborate with Deaf dancers, Marcus Paulos (Brazil) and Sergio Ruiz Suarez (Spain.) Together they will make a dance show, ‘Somebody’s Watching Me’, exploring the theme of ‘surveillance;’ imagining a dystopian future
Proposal to Dance Development Organisations in UK
International Deaf Street Dance Project Tours the UK
· Book a workshop led by an international deaf dance crew to inspire your dance trainers to get deaf people dancing and involve young deaf people in dance.
· If you have a performance context – Book a night of scratch dance, an inclusive event with outreach workshops to deaf and hard of hearing young people in local schools and workshops in local deaf clubs. All with goal of bringing them to your dance venue.
Artists Nao Masuda percussion, Lisa Harker – Painter & Rubbena Aurangzeb-Tariq – Visual Artist all collaborate with flautist Ruth Montgomery at Arlington Arts Centre and involve pupils from Mary Hare School for the Deaf, where Ruth studied as a child. The first steps of an innovative sound and image project, conceived by Ruth Montgomery and funded by Arts Council England.
“It does sound absolutely fascinating”, Lucy Galliard Director of Learning and Engagement, CBSO Continue reading
My name is Rinkoo Barpaga and I am Deaf and use British sign language. I am known as a Deaf stand up Comedian. I have a solo show that’s tell my story. It’s called “Am I Funny” I now want to tour the show again. Please book the show, audiences really like what I do. The show was presented in small venues and was nearly sold out in all but one. They include Arena Wolverhampton, Mac Birmingham and Tristam Bates Theatre Camden, London. The show lasts 1 hour 10 minutes. I use British Sign Language and the performance is interpreted into English – spoken word by an interpreter.