Look Left Look Right – Cityread 2014

Cityread London is an annual celebration of literature that aims to bring reading to life for the whole capital. Each April, Cityread asks London’s citizens, workers and visitors to pick up a book – the same book – and read it together.

Look Left Look Right were commissioned to help promote Cityread through a number of interactive, site-specific performances inspired by this year’s novel ‘My Dear, I Wanted To Tell You’ by Louisa Young. I produced sound design for two of these events; Taking Leave, a guided audio walk through Kensington and Piece Me Back Together, a performance installation.

Taking Leave
South Kensington Underground Station, Sunday 6 April 2014

On this 30 min guided audio walk participants joined Riley Purefoy as he returns to London, on leave from fighting on the Western Front. They journeyed with him through the city’s streets, experiencing their landscape and the memories they hold.

Taking Leave from Sophie Williams on Vimeo.

Piece Me Back Together
Foyles Bookshop, Charing Cross Road (The Gallery, 3rd Floor), Friday 18 April 2014

Its visiting hours and as visitors enter a wartime hospital ward they meet the staff, read patient files and hear tales from the First World War soldiers who awoke in the hospital beds.

Piece Me Back Together from Sophie Williams on Vimeo.