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Sound Design

Rosie Ash

Rosie Ash is a Sound Designer and Community Artist whose work focuses on collaborating with communities to develop participatory projects that amplify and empower diverse voices. Whilst studying, some of her works made in collaboration with the Compass Collective have been exhibited at ‘Late at the Tate’s’ online showcase; in an online sharing of a short film for Refugee Week supported by Migrant Arts; and played live as part of a performance at the Southwark Playhouse. Independently, her previous work made with the Say It Loud Club was commissioned and exhibited by Usurp Arts.

Rosie is also a musician and whilst attending the Royal College of Art, Rosie has continued releasing music as an independent artist. Her latest release ‘sit and smile’ has been featured by BBC Introducing Northampton three times, including their ‘Best of 2020,’ broadcast. Previously, her music was displayed at the Tate Britain as part of Wired4music’s London Takeover.

Rosie harnesses the evocative power of sound to amplify the voices of refugee and migrant communities. Her work celebrates their strength and ability to continually evolve in spite of the legal rationales that force them into ever more unstable spaces. More broadly, Rosie’s research and artistic practice focuses on social inclusion and community resilience through collaborative projects centered around voice and conversation as artistic practice. Read her dissertation all about refugees and sound, here.

Sound Sanctuary, an ever changing collection of this work, will be on tour this summer as an interactive notice board and accompanying workshop, and if you have a community that might be interested in learning about the experiences of people seeking sanctuary and the power of our voices, please register your interest here.

With thanks to Hackney Destitution Centre, Compass Collective, Say It Loud Club and all the people that have contributed to this work through conversations, music making and laughter. 

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Seeking Sanctuary

Seeking Sanctuary

‘Noise by definition is that sound which occurs where it should not. It finds its way in, to disrupt the particular setting.’ – Brandon Labelle 

Seeking Sanctuary introduces the methodologies that Rosie Ash has developed over the past two year’s whilst working with communities of asylum seekers and refugees. The film will take you through Rosie’s perspective on her work, how she was introduced to the communities she works with, and the research that now informs her practice. Seeking Sanctuary ends with an invitation for the viewer to visit the Sound Sanctuary, hear the voices and stories, and reflect on your own ability to make sound, and noise.

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Film
Sound Sanctuary

Sound Sanctuary is an invitation to listen to the voices and stories of refugees and asylum seekers from across the United Kingdom, and reflect on your own ability to make sound, and noise.


https://sound-sanctuary.co.uk


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Website
Sound Sanctuary: On Tour

Sound Sanctuary will be on tour this summer as an interactive notice board and accompanying workshop, and if you have a community that might be interested in learning about the experiences of people seeking sanctuary and the power of our voices, please register your interest here.

Medium:

Installation