Check out the Eloquent Noize exhibition inspired by Soul Sister
Created by Alex McIntyre, Eloquent Noise is an exhibition of drawings inspired by the Ike and Tina Turner musical Soul Sister, which is running on the Main Stage until Sat 3 Nov 2012. The exhibition can currently be seen on the Burbidge Gallery on the first floor of the theatre.
Prior to the first run of Soul Sister at the Hackney Empire in March 2012, Alex had the opportunity to draw the performers in rehearsals. She spent a total of nine days with the company observing and drawing their movements to capture a sense of their gestures in space and time. The resulting drawings are expressive, made up of fluid lines and marks. Bordering on abstraction, the pieces reference the body, music, time and gesture.
Alex is inspired by people and by their relationships to space and each other. Audiences have commented that her work has dramatic presence, enabling them to connect and see their own experiences in new ways.
A professional artist since 2008, Alex maintains a varied practice working both independently, in collaboration with other creative professionals, and with communities, through education and cultural institutions. She is currently a fellow at Digswell Arts Trust and Co-Director of HertsCreation (a new partnership working to increase social engagement through participation in the arts).
Exhibiting throughout the UK, she has worked with Royal Opera House Creative Partnerships and held residencies with Brent Museum and Archives (2011-12) and Middlesex University (2008-10). Alex is particularly interested in creativity as a continuum, promoting access to creativity by rendering processes visible to audiences and inviting response.