Date Saturday 14 – Thursday 26 October
Hidden Stories from the Covid-19 Pandemic
“It was what we had to do to keep everyone safe…”
Inspired by old telephone exchanges, The Exchange is an audio installation designed to hold a collection of conversations around a chosen theme. Over the past year Filament Projects has worked in partnership with Vivo Care Choices service users and staff to explore their individual and collective experiences of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Working with creative practitioner Kat Hughes, Filament delivered a series of artist-led workshops at Winsford Library and one of Vivo Care Choice’s day centres. These workshops consisted of creative (and fun!) games and activities designed to build trust amongst the groups and encourage participants to start reflecting on their experiences of the pandemic.
During the sessions participants were joined by Sound designer & composer Paul Rogerson who introduced recording equipment and encouraged them to carry out practice interviews. Following this participants were recorded in conversation. These conversations explored their experiences of the pandemic and the impact it had on them. They are gathered together in The Exchange.
Through sharing this collection of conversations The Exchange hopes to raise awareness of the experiences of those in the social care sector during the pandemic. The Exchange invites audiences to uncover some of these hidden stories, whilst also reflecting on their own individual experiences. On the back of The Exchange are a series of postcards where people are invited to record and share their own experiences from this time.
The Exchange is part of Cheshire West & Chester Council’s Reflections Cultural Programme. Reflections aims to bring together local residents and communities to reflect on the pandemic and preserve their thoughts and experiences for future generations.
- Free entry – just turn-up!