Call Out: A Piece of a Whole

Do you feel ostracised by society? Do you have a personal experience of being alienated from a community or the country? Do you feel neglected by the political elite?

Or do you have experiences of being listened to? An experience of feeling included within a community or the wider society?

Jon Davis is looking for people of all backgrounds to participate in the project, sharing their experiences of alienation but also their ideas on how society can be more inclusive, how we can listen and understand one another despite our differences. These conversations and encounters will be included in the installation as audio testimonies - a chance for audiences to listen to the diverse voices of our society. The installation runs at Rich Mix from 16 - 26 February 2016.

If you are interested please contact Jon by Friday 16 December on jondldavis@gmail.com to receive more information.

Project Overview

A Piece of a Whole is an installation exploring ostracism and the tensions and divides within our communities. Using personal testimonies and pottery it is an invitation to glue back together the fragmented pieces of our society. Created in response to a society which seems more divided than ever, where ostracism and alienation have become an everyday presence is our lives, media and politics the project explores what it means for communities to come together, to listen and to understand the diverse and differing voices within our country. Through audio testimonies and pottery the installation is a combination of listening and making - a collaborative act which asks audiences to consider how we can all come together to make  a whole.

About Jon Davis

Jon Davis is an artist and producer based in London but working internationally. Since 2011 he has worked as a Producer at LIFT (London International Festival of Theatre) with responsibility for year round research and development and producing festival presentations and new commissions. As an artist Jon has worked extensively with artists from the Middle East and North Africa addressing one the most important political issues of our time, the refugee crisis. In 2013 he worked with the Turkish photographer Kemal Vural Tarlan to create ‘Syria in Transit’, a photography, sound and video exhibition documenting the stories of Syria refugees travelling to Turkey and the UK. The exhibition was presented between Rich Mix, London and Gaziantep, Turkey. In 2015 he was the recipient of the Tandem Cultural Managers Exchange Programme Grant and the Arts Council and British Council’s Artists International Development Fund, undertaking research Labs in Tunis, Beirut and London to explore their diverse relations to the refugee crisis.