A collaborative performance piece that brought together Plymouth’s D/deaf and hearing communities with vocal artists to form a choir, 'Hydrosapien' was performed as part of the 2018 Plymouth Art Weekender.

Project Details

Artist: Laura Denning
Category: Temporary
Date: 2018
Location: View on our Public Art Map (desktop and tablet; requires Google sign-in) Find past location on a map
Commissioner: Visual Arts Plymouth Producers: Plymouth Art Weekender Partners: The Box, Arts Council England, University of Plymouth, Plymouth Culture, KARST, Plymouth City Council and RIO

The 30-minute event aimed to push the boundaries of how sound can be understood. Part of the work was a performance of an essay called ‘Hydrofeminism’ written by Astrida Neimanis, adding another dimension to the piece as a way to engage people with broader environmental issues. The work was a celebration of our oceans, rivers and seas, aptly fitting for ‘Britain’s Ocean City’.

About the Artist

Laura Denning is a UK-based artist who also works internationally on commissions, residencies and installations.