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February 15, 2024

What the Narrative Leaves Behind

Jay Bernard
Reid Hall | 4, rue de Chevreuse, 75006 Paris
Free and open to the public

Jay will present a listening session, with music, research and poetry, based on both their practice as a sound artist and writing from their current project. This new work looks at how the promise of the post-war period played out and how it is being rapidly dismantled today. Starting with the decline of the British empire and the rise of new forms of coloniality, this project begins on the ground circa 1960, with emergent ideas of class, race, sex and gender via the consciousness raising group, the shop floor, the sound system, the prison, the campaign group, the student union, the night club, the social centre and the council estate. Set in a fictional part of South London, we hear from the people who lived under, within and between the narratives that shaped and changed British society.


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