Lumen Arts were very happy to be invited by Touchstones Gallery in Rochdale, to install artists Neville Gabie & Alan Ward‘s new audio/visual installation PASS! SHOOT!! GOAL!!! This was our first gallery installation since the pandemic and the abrupt closing of Elizabeth Price’s A LONG MEMORY at The Whitworth, Manchester.
The exhibition featured a four screen, surround sound audio/visual installation showing a contemporary interpretation of an early 1930’s football song recorded by Rochdale’s iconic Gracie Fields, performed by different communities currently living and working within the Borough.
With its diverse soundtrack emitting from different directions within the gallery and four screens for the different song performances, it was an exciting installation to both work on and experience. It also required a bit of head scratching to distribute 8 channels of audio into a 4 speaker surround system and subwoofer, with limited and compact space for the equipment to be placed.
It was very rewarding to work on an exciting gallery installation again after such a long time being unable to due to the pandemic. Particularly where the artwork was of a very high quality and very enjoyable to experience that really worked within the gallery space.
Installation by Stuart Bannister, Michael Bryant and Joe Osborne, May 2022.