Dana Olărescu, All Ears: A Community Listening Station. Part of 'Views From Convalescent Hill'

Crescent Rd Felixstowe Suffolk

Thursday, 10 October 2024 from 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM

Dana Olărescu, All Ears: A Community Listening Station

A performative installation that explores the act of listening as a form of care.  Part of 'Views from Convalescent Hill': a community-led research and creative project exploring the heritage of wellbeing, rest and care in Felixstowe.

Free, All welcome, Book a 30 minute slot.

This event is designed to be a personal experience, each slot is for one person only. Please select your preferred time.

In Spring of this year, artist Dana Olărescu explored the project's themes alongside eight creative collaborators. A need to find ways to offer mutual support and create safe spaces for one another emerged as a collective priority. The group identified the former Community Listening Service, previously hosted at Felixstowe Library, as a much-missed form of community connection.

All Ears: A Community Listening Station takes these ideas and presents them through a performative installation. Playful and whimsical, All Ears will function as a tranquil haven for individuals seeking an open and non-judgmental space to express themselves. Dana will offer listening sessions on designated days across Felixstowe, warmly welcoming visitors through a creative rather than clinical approach.

Head over to www.vfch-archive.co.uk for more information about the wider project.

Views from Convalescent Hill was initiated by Pier Projects Art Agency, in partnership with freelance project manager Laura Davison. It is funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund and East Suffolk District Council and is supported by Suffolk Archives, Felixstowe Museum, Suffolk Libraries and Felixstowe Old People’s Welfare Association