Everything I have Is Yours

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Everything I Have Is Yours is a major moving-image and sound artwork exploring the first decade of the UK charts, shaped by contributions from the ‘original teenagers’, now in their 70s and 80s living in Greater Manchester – to be exhibited in Salford in summer 2019. This new project is devised and created by artists Open Music Archive, and commissioned by University of Salford’s contemporary art collection, Castlefield Gallery and Video Film Umbrella.

Recollecting a formative moment in their lives, Everything I Have Is Yours encourages a diverse range of older participants (from ex-band members to individual musicians and vocalists) to reconnect with the music of their youth and play together. As with Open Music Archive’s previous works, Everything I Have Is Yours brings participants directly into the creative nucleus of the work. Collective acts of live performance interact with digital technology to recall archive sounds from the musicians’ teenage pasts.

To celebrate the ethos of the project, Wewiora and Booth producer, Liz Wewiora, has been brought into to develop and deliver a series of collaborative and creative activity with a wider cohort of local Over60s residents. Working with local artistic facilitators Sally Gilford and Ben Mcdonnell, collectively the residents are exploring the music of the 1952-1962 UK charts through archive sessions, sound workshops and associated visual culture screen printing workshops. Keep an eye on the blog post and news page for regular updates on the project.

Image: Collage workshop with Sally Gilford with local residents from Victoria Square & Butler Court, Ancoats (2019)