PRAYERS / BRISTOL

10 AUDIO FILES RECORDED ON MAY 7 2011, Bristol, UK____________

MP3 M32 underpass (lower Ashley rd/ Easton way) 9am download
MP3 East Street / North Street 10am download
MP3 Ferry boat midday download
MP3 St Nicholas Market / Cabot Circus 1pm download
MP3 St Pauls 2pm download
MP3 St Werburghs 3pm download
MP3 The Downs 4pm download
MP3 The Canteen Stokes Croft 5pm download
MP3 Bus route 36 to Withywood 6pm download
MP3 Harbourside - Park street 8pm download

On May 7 2011, from 9am to 8pm, ten performers, placed in ten different spots of the city of Bristol, incessantly describe everything they see and hear; this incessant description, recited like a prayer, is individually recorded by each performer to create a 45 min. long audio archive.

The recited descriptions are as much of people, situations, attitudes, events, as of buildings, structures, itineraries, activities, routines, objects, atmospheres, circumstances, sounds, smells, including also the impressions, deductions, and intuitions of the describing or narrating subject.

The audio tracks created by the performers, or "prayers", may be heard, downloaded, and combined using the structure above, thus allowing the visitor to reproduce in some way the complexity of the experience lived and recorded by the performer.

Co-presented by Arnolfini and Mayfest.
Mayfest is produced by MAYK in collaboration with Bristol Old Vic and venues across the city.
Funded by Arts Council England and Bristol City Council.

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