22 June 2019
Human Microphone amplifies voices through the power of karaoke. This participatory project by Dorothy Feaver & Stella Scott entreats singers to sustain an entire night devoted to ‘Stay Another Day’ by East 17.
The local anthem put Walthamstow on the map, and for Art Night, its core sense of yearning is channelled through its place of origin, via a new instrumental cover and video. The performative live event is a platform for multiple renditions of the song, testing the point at which message becomes mantra. Captured on film for a nationwide audience, Human Microphone activates the civic history of The Chequers, a public meeting place dating back to the 17th century.
145 High St
London E17 7BX
22 June 2019 • 9pm–1am
Nearest tube: Walthamstow Central
Please note: performances will be filmed
A participatory project by Dorothy Feaver and Stella Scott
Motion graphics: Alice Dunseath
Graphic design: Oliver Smith
Illustration: Alice Feaver
Music: Jacob Samuel with thanks to Bianca Scout
Backing vocals: Natural Voices Choir, Khuroum Bukhari