photo credit: Dom Moore
Ways to Speak Absence
Visual Art / Video
Chris is an artist whose practice spans across a range of media and methodology, including socially engaged projects, video essays, textile banners, and publications. His recent projects have involved; hosting meals where guests share experiences of grief, creating a mural in collaboration with teenage skateboarders, and organising a karaoke night for artists. Chris is also an active member of the Quaker community.
Chris will be working in collaboration with his brother, Matt Alton. Ways to Speak Absence is a short video artwork that brings together spoken word alongside a choral performance of Eminem’s ‘Cleaning Out My Closet’. The video will be staged in a Quaker Meeting House, a setting with spiritual connotations. It will address the guilt and dysfunctional behaviours that can arise from grief, as well as the unspoken parameters of mourning. It will be screened at Bankley Gallery in Levenshulme.