the drawing shed’s lead artists Lloyd+Labern have been based and working on The Drive and Attlee Terrace estates in E17 on and off for four years where they have developed diverse projects, co-producing contemporary arts projects with local people whilst also introducing to the estates’ communities diverse parallel projects. For LiveElse[W]here artists Leena Chauhan and Pablo Perezzerate and artist / co-curator Jordan McKenzie worked in residence in the drawing shed‘s project space LockUpNumber11, developing projects that respond to, and engage with, the diverse local communities. In parallel local people were also in residence in the project space, trying our their own creative ideas and becoming part of a dialogue with other artists and residents about the value of creativity in all our lives and exploring and extending the possibilities for practice in non traditional art spaces. Click here to read more about Pablo and Leena‘s projects.

For his residency Pablo developed Sound Maps comprised of stories and interviews compiled from members of the community living along the Drive and Attlee Terrace. The map, essentially be a simple graphic representation of the layout of buildings and neighbouring streets, shows different numbers corresponding to specific locations of importance to the stories of the area. Each number will represent a “Sound Track” in a “Track List” containing all the stories and interviews. The intent for this project is for listeners to explore the urban environment from the perspective of the stories told by the residents who live there, with listeners going to the estates in Walthamstow E17 and following the map while listening to each track as they arrive to the corresponding spot on the map.

You can also listen to Pablo’s Sound Maps here:

The Past – This first collection focuses on oral history about the area, detailing stories from recent and distant pasts.

Living Here – This collection focuses on testimonials from local residents about their experience of living in the Estates and the difficulties and joy of creating community.

Home Sounds – This third collection focuses on the music that reminds local residents of living in the area, and how these sounds affected their lives whilst living there.

LIVE LUNCH: Leena Chauhan and Pablo Perezzarate joined Sally Labern, Bobby Lloyd, and Jordan McKenzie alongside other artists, curators, commissioners, and local residents for a mini symposium / LiveLunch on 31 May. Part of the E17 Art Trail 2014, LiveLunch was a space for the resident artists to present and share the work they had been developing, bringing together artists and members of the community to collectively discuss the value of performance and visual artists working on estates such as those where the LiveElse[W]here residencies took place.

Amy Wevill from the E17 Art Trail joined us for the Live Lunch – read her blog piece here


LiveElse[W]here was developed in collaboration with project advisors Live Art Development Agency who are keen to support the conversation about the value and role of arts practice which takes risks, may challenge received ideas and can support mutuality of dialogue with local people around contemporary arts practice, diverse creativity, the value of difference, and the culture of day to day life



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