Echolocation: A Talk

About This Project

Echolocation: I Dreamed That I Dwelt In Marble Halls continues the Williamson’s series of talks The Things That Live Under The Stairs.  Artist Bruce Davies will consider the personal and historical stories associated with one object in particular…

Echolocation (or bio-sonar) is a method of navigation used by animals to locate objects in the environment. For this fourth-dimensional edition of ‘The Things That Live Under The Stairs’ Bruce Davies will be plucking an object out of the Williamson Art Gallery’s basement that has provided, for him, a method of navigation, not just through space but time as well.

Echolocation: I Dreamed That I Dwelt In Marble Halls is a mixture of whimsical storytelling, film, audio installation and talk via an object that has allowed him to keep his bearings throughout life, wherever it may lead him.

Bruce Davies is an artist and writer and is the curator of BasementArtsProject. Born on the Wirral, he now lives and works in Leeds and has exhibited in Sweden, the USA and various places around the UK.

Echolocation takes place on Thursday 20th June at 7pm.  Tickets are £3 on the door.  The money raised will be donated to a fundraiser for the object that is central to this event. To find out what the object is, and be a part of its restoration, come along on the night.

The Williamson Cafe will also be open for food from 6pm (cash only).

THE THINGS THAT LIVE UNDER THE STAIRS:  Tangential talks inspired by the Collections

This talk is part of a series of monthly lectures taking places on the third Thursday of the month at the Williamson Art Gallery. Artefacts in this collection currently reside in the basement of the building. These objects rarely, if ever, see the light of day and are a curious mix indeed!

To find out more about the series, or other talks at the Williamson, check our Events pages.


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