Waterloo Festival thrives on creative partnerships, on bringing artists and musicians to collaborate with and showcase their wonderful work to our communities in Waterloo, Lambeth and - thanks to the marvels of the internet - elsewhere. In this series, we meet some of our creative partners for 2020. First up is Flux Soup.
Flux Soup is a Waterloo based art collective founded in 2010 by Abigail Tripp, Kevin Poulton and Stuart Fisher. They collaborate with fellow artists, film-makers, musicians and poets to showcase unique work in unusual venues. They have curated shows at Block 336, the Cinema Museum, the Horse Hospital, IKLECTIK and last year created Frank's Trophies for The Creative Takeover at the Bargehouse, an immersive audio-visual installation with live performances and film screenings.
Waterloo Station might be the busiest terminus in the UK with 100 million visits per year, however, to 10,000 people, Waterloo is home. Over the course of Waterloo Festival, Flux Soup will be presenting Waterloo at home; a sensory journey through a Waterloo micro World. How will they do this?
"We're inviting everyone to explore unusual Waterloo with audio walks including poems and stories about the area. Enter What’s your Waterloo? send photos, collages, drawings and paintings showing what your Waterloo is. Listen to Two Men in a Box, a new tragicomedy, are they really in a box? Join our Cocktail Club, design a cocktail recipe and celebrate with Flux Soup Disco in our ‘virtual’ Cocktail lounge."
A Resonance FM Clear Spot by Flux Soup
Resonance FM provides Clear Spots for people to broadcast for the first time or experiment with a new show. The station offered Flux Soup the 8pm to 9pm Clear Spot on 30th April 2020. You can have a listen to their programme below and learn more about this exciting collective.
Flux Soup arts collective, Abigail Tripp, Kevin Poulton and Stuart Fisher filled their Clear Spot with unique music, film score extracts and soundscapes from Bird Radio, pig7 and Genghis Attenborough; plus a stunning performance of ‘Bushes and Briars’ by Jess Cahill and Pete Marsh, captured 'live' at a Flux Soup event at Iklectik. The show finishes with Bones and The Aft ‘One Shoe Mickey’.
1 Jess Cahill & Pete Marsh - Bushes & Briars
2 Genghis Attenborough - Uplands from Wildlife on Fire
3 Genghis Attenborough - Ukrainian Field Recording
4 Bird Radio & pig7 - Crow and the Sea from Crow
5 pig7 - Kaleidoscope from One Winter Night
6 bonesandtheaft - One Shoe Mickey from Mickey
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