Foreground Balloon

At 11.30am today members of Project Ability will be in our studio to introduce their new work created during workshops as part of Radiophrenia’s outreach activities.

Foreground Balloon is a collaboration between Anthony Autumn, Joanna Peace and artists and writers at Project Ability. Beginning with constructing noise-making objects from the contents of the studio supply cupboards, together they improvised ways to play and record the objects through movement. A second group responded to these recordings of abstract sounds through deep listening and creative writing, giving voice to the results individually and collectively. When layered together in Foreground Balloon, sonic and textual languages are stretched and cut and repeated in a celebration of both the lyrical and the incoherent.

Project Ability is a Glasgow-based visual arts organisation creating opportunities for people with disabilities and people with lived experience of mental ill-health, aged 5 years to 80 plus, to express themselves and achieve their artistic potential.

Noisemakers and Poets: Adnan Mohammed, Christopher Newman, Frank Mullen, Grace MacArthur, Jaqui Smyth and Roddy Woods; Alan Moore, Alan Straiton, DevaOne, Esme MacLeod, Jane Fisher, Jim Graham, Morag MacGilchrist and Stuart Low.