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Chorus / Mobile Chorus (2006, 2014, 2017)

lok, susan pui san (2006) Chorus / Mobile Chorus (2006, 2014, 2017). [Art/Design Item]

Type of Research: Art/Design Item
Creators: lok, susan pui san

Drawing on Songs I-III (2005), the artist developed a simple 3-minute score for voices, called Chorus (2006), and recorded piano instrumental versions. For Mobile Chorus, amateur singers are invited to sing along to 5 different vocal parts on headphones. Isolated by their headphones and slightly out of synch with their instrumental tracks and each other, the singers form an ad hoc chorus and awkward collective carrying the single lyric ‘golden’. Mobile Chorus, Mobile Ballroom (2006), and the later DIY Ballroom/Live (2007-8), took their cue from the flash-mob phenomenon, and the idea of ‘engineered spontaneity’.

Mobile Chorus was first performed on 18 October 2006, at the opening of Golden (Lessons), a solo exhibition and research residency at Beaconsfield, London. It was later performed at MAI, Montreal Arts Culturel (12 April 2014); and at the close of Diaspora Pavilion (26 November 2017).

Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > Chelsea College of Arts
Date: 2006
Funders: Arts Council England
Related Websites: https://spsl-projects.net/golden/lessons/chorus/, https://www.internationalcuratorsforum.org/projects/diaspora-platform/
Related Websites:
Related Exhibitions: Golden, Chinese Arts Centre, 2006 (solo show), Golden Lessons, Beaconsfield, 2006 (solo show), 1st Asia Biennial and 5th Guangzhou Triennial, 2015-16, Diaspora Pavilion, 2017, Palazzo Pisani Santa Marina, 57th Venice Biennale, Diaspora Pavilion, 2018, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, UK
Related Publications: susan pui san lok, 2007, Golden (Notes), 180mm x 180mm, 96pp, full colour. ISBN 978-0-9551849-2-5
Projects or Series: Golden (2005-ongoing)
Locations / Venues:
LocationFrom DateTo Date
Beaconsfield, London18 October 200610 November 2006
Montreal Arts Interculturels (MAI)12 April 2014
Palazzo Pisani Santa Marina, Venice13 May 201726 November 2017
Material/Media: Audio
Measurements or Duration of item: Various durations
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2019 09:59
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2019 09:59
Item ID: 13824
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/13824

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