Spoiler Alert: Imagining New Futures - Give and Takeover

Jodie Saunders

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Jodie Saunders and members of OUTYouth

28 November to 17xx December

‘I think we should really get rid of ‘one size fits all’ because it barely ever does.’

Spoiler Alert: Imagining New Futures is a sound piece made in collaboration between Jodie Saunders and young people who attend the OUTYouth group. It explores their vision of the future. During the British Art Show 9 Jodie spent several weeks with members of the group, thinking about the main exhibition theme of ‘imagining new futures’ and experimenting with sound and sound recording.

The project is part of ‘We Will’, a creative programme for the British Art Show 9 Plymouth, which invited local artists to work together with communities to explore making in response to artists in the main exhibition. Spoiler Alert: Imagining New Futures was made in response to Household Gods by Oliver Beer, which is exhibited at MIRROR and for ‘We Will: Recording the Everyday’.

You can listen to Spoiler Alert: Imagining New Futures by scanning the QR code available on postcards at MIRROR and British Art Show 9 Plymouth venues or by borrowing a headset from the main reception at Arts University Plymouth.

Jodie Saunders is an artist/musician/support worker who explores sound as substance, alternative narratives and improvisation. They are interested in listening as an attentive, embodied and essential way of seeing/hearing/being.

Part of the Plymouth City Council, Community Connections Youth Team, OutYouth provides a safe, friendly and welcoming environment for lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, trans, queer and questioning young people in Plymouth and the surrounding area. They aim to create opportunities where the young LGBTQ community can meet and make new friends, explore their identity, access support, build supportive networks, celebrate and have fun.

We Will has been produced by Flock South West, a Plymouth-based not for profit contemporary art production agency that operates as a group of freelance art workers who share work and skills to make exciting projects happen. We Will has been commissioned for the British Art Show 9, a Hayward Touring exhibition delivered in partnership with The Box, KARST, The Arts Institute at the University of Plymouth and MIRROR at Arts University Plymouth.

Spoiler Alert: Imagining New Futures is presented at MIRROR as part of the gallery’s Give & Takeover initiative. Give & Takeovers can take any form with one rule,: that they must not disturb the exhibition they are responding to and intervening in.