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.