Evening Listening Event | Solstice ’93 by Artist Laura Grace Ford

Evening Listening Event | Solstice ’93 by Artist Laura Grace Ford | free |  BOOK HERE

Image credit: Kingston University MA Museum and Gallery Studies student Eleanor Carter-Esdale

Taking place on Thursday 29 February and 14 March, an evening self-guided tour of the house followed by a listening event inspired by the squatting and rave years at Dorich House.

As part of AMP Kingston heritage trail, we are excited to be hosting two evening listening events at Dorich House where you can explore the Museum and it squatting and rave history. Enjoy a self-guided tour of the house and then join us to listen to Solstice ’93, a sound piece by the artist Laura Grace Ford followed by a Q&A.

Doors open at 5pm for self-guided visits and the listening event commences at 6pm.

For a brief period in the summer of 1993, Dorich House became an unlikely nucleus of Kingston rave culture, following the occupation of the house by squatters. You can listen to artist Laura Grace Ford’s response to this history, Solstice ’93, in the top floor apartment. Interweaving music, memory and imagined events, it represents the experience of the rave scene of the early 1990s and immerses listeners in the suburban landscape of Kingston at that time to evoke this specific moment in the house’s history. Thanks to National Lottery players, Solstice ’93 was produced with the support of a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant as part of our project The Squatter Years: Recovering Dorich House Museum’s Recent Past.

Laura Grace Ford is a London based artist and writer concerned with the politics and poetics of place. Drawing on cognitive mapping, hauntology and the dérive, her multidisciplinary practice is a mapping of the spatial unconscious with a current focus on sound and fiction.

AMP Kingston is a National Lottery Heritage Fund project focusing on Art, Music & Pop Fashion, delivered by Kingston youth arts charity Creative Youth. Through oral histories, archive material and intergenerational community responses the project aims to uncover and celebrate Kingston’s rich artistic and cultural heritage. As part of the project, Creative Youth have worked with residents, musicians, venue owners, promoters, educational institutions, and fans to create a new heritage trail.

The AMP heritage trail runs across multiple sites in Kingston and neighbouring areas until 27th March 2024, including FUSEBOX, The Rose Theatre, Kingston Museum, Kingston University, The Grey Horse, The Fighting Cocks, The Lamb Surbiton, The Stanley Picker Gallery, and the Eel Pie Island Museum.

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