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Unsane Rhapsody : 2010

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Project Date 2010

A season of work based around perceptions and depictions of mental health

presented by The Arts and Social Justice Departments at Dartington, alongside Soundart Radio 102.5FM. Films, talks and broadcasts took place over the week, including Unsane Rhapsody, a collection of new work for radio.

Unsane Rhapsody premiered on Sunday 10 October as part of the Soundart Radio 24 hour Radio Festival for World Mental Health Day 10.10.10. This collection of new work was created and recorded during workshops held at Dartington Village Hall, devised and led by sound artist Magda Crace. People who have experienced mental health difficulties, either themselves or as a friend, family member or carer, were invited to take part in an enthusiastic vocal and instrumental composition of indefinite form - a stream of consciousness, sounds of changing mood, colour, and tonality - an unsane rhapsody. Other special radio pieces broadcast during the day included work from Cooltan Arts, a London-based mental health charity, and work from the Maudsley Hospital radio project Life and Living.

The Roundhouse Cafe showed an exhibition of work by artists Luce Raesmith entitled Off the Trolley Artworks and Lisa Evans entitled Words of Selves: the Other Side of Silence.

At the Barn Cinema, films
included Seraphine, Shed Your Tears and Walk Away, The Soloist, Tarnation, Shutter Island and LT22 Radio La Colifata which were followed by and an overarching panel discussion by Director of Social Justice at Dartington, Celia Atherton, and Tim Yealland from English Touring Opera, about their work with the socially excluded and incarcerated.



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