Can you hear me now?

This was a collaborative project, working with Andrea Hadley Johnson,
Exhibitions Officer, Derby Museums and Art Gallery
and artist Anna Mawby.
The collaborative process also involved The Cafeteria design company,
and bloodbare, a Sheffield alt rock band,
as well as working with Signs Express (Sheffield) on the fabrication of specific pieces -

An initial set of eight questions was asked via a suite of A5 postcards.
The responses received created the content and suggested the context, materials and process.
can you hear me now? used key materials and processes evident in the 12X12 studio project;
dust, ashes, water, wet clay, sand and chalk on blackboards as well as more recent ideas such as hand embossed wallpaper and sand cast lead text.
Film, audio and delicate flimsy structures feature as well.

Here is a selection of some of the initial ideas, mock ups and visual tests by Stephen Carley.
Can You Hear Me Now? ran from 4th February - 10th June 2012 at
Derby Museum and Art Gallery.

Documentation of the exhibition is at; c_y_h_m_n?