Rain called off play for the Twee-Party this afternoon which had to be relocated to the Live at LICA Bar. No-one really seemed to mind as the treats on offer today were scones with jam and cream - and treats they were!
I also had the pleasure today of experiencing The Quiet Volume in the Library Reading Room. A piece designed for pairs, The Quiet Volume is viewed/experienced/heard through headphones and relies on interaction between the spectator partners and the books on the table. I don't want to give too much away as the project is running until Saturday and the element of the unexpected is what really makes it. Given a series of instructions, both recorded and written, you will read, re-read, observe and be observed. At times, I found it funny, at times disconcerting but overall it is a very clever personal performance. Carefully written, designed and recorded, The Quiet Volume forces the spectator to listen to the unsilent silence of the library and question the nature of reading. It was a well spent 50 minutes so if you have chance I would strongly recommend you go.
Tickets must be pre-booked from the Live at LICA Box Office (available online or in the Peter Scott Gallery)