Colour Deaf

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Colour Deaf
The Telfer Gallery
28th Nov – 16 Dec 2011


Colour Deaf was a cross-disciplinary project that offered audiences an alternative experience in visual art and live music through installation art and sonic design. The concepts pushed the boundaries of current sonic and visual interaction by introducing the element of audience participation that is not normally applied in a live performance environment.

The aim of this project was to create a total artwork that encouraged the viewer to interact with the exhibition/performance, ultimately testing the parameters of audience interaction and artist performance. A conceptual orchestra of new media was conducted by the audience: with visual projections; electronic audio; and the audience interaction acting as instruments – controlling their experience and commitment they have to their relationship/engagement with the artwork.

The climax of this conceptual karaoke was accompanied by a live performance alongside moving image, and live feed of the audience, where the audience will indirectly become participants, as they react to the energetic performance and the sounds and visuals created.

Colour Deaf were Sisi Lu (Ftjelly), Steven Morrison (Dandy Riots) and Kayus Banks (Young Fathers). Sisi Lu became the recipient of the 2013 Sky Arts award and has gone on to work on high profile projects with Glasgow School of Art and London Fashion Week. Kayus Banks is part of highly-acclaimed group, Young Fathers. This year’s winners of the prestigious Mercury Prize. Steven Morrison is a percussionist and collaborator of Young Fathers.


Photography by Mary Freeman



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