#EarBox brought music and visual art together in Studio 3

The University String Sinfonia played to Le Piazze [In}visibili – Invisible Squares, an exhibition of photographs and texts documenting empty Italian piazzi during the lockdown in 2020.

Music Scholar Kammy Pike

The extraordinary music provided a perfect accompaniment for the empty squares. The doors were open and the sun streamed in. There was birdsong in the pauses.  The energy and skill of the performance, which included John Woolrich’s Ulysses Wakes, reverberated in the squares and their written texts. A moving experience, I think felt by all.

It was lovely to see Clara Dayan, on the UG Curating Art History module, playing in the concert and Soriya Labovitch and Leanne Yore, from MA Curating, who welcomed the audience. Students taking Kent’s MA Curating have played a vital role: they adapted Invisible Squares for installation in Studio 3 Gallery; invigilated the show and ensured it got safely home – thank you to all of you!

The #EarBox event provided a wonderful way to say goodbye to the hugely well received Le Piazze [In}visibili – Invisible Squares. We are very grateful to the Italian Cultural Institute in London and the curator Marco Delogu for giving us the opportunity to show this important and timely exhibition.

#EarBox is a series of events that explores the intersection between visual arts and music. All events are free. Upcoming events are posted on the Studio 3 blog.