Sound Artists Collaborative Performance

Dead Plants And Living Objects - a collaborative sound installation

by Rie Nakajima and Pierre Berthet

Saturday 19 November 2016, 3.00pm. Admission Free

Rie and Pierre will ingeniously explore ways to make everyday objects 'sing', using "their acoustic shadows to dance around the space".

 Tin cans, whistles, locomotive suspension springs, porcelain bowls,

compressor top bells, ping pong balls, agave dry leaves, sponges,

steel wires, branches, paper foils, plastic bags, silver papers, pink gloves,

piano, balloons, buckets, feathers, water, scraps, pebbles, flower pots,

guitars, metal tubes, paulownia tree seeds, pearls, bamboo sticks, logs,

bones, stones, filter queens...

Rie spent time at the Trust in 2014 as a residency artist as part of our Crossing Sculpture Programme and next month will undertake a mini-residency with Pierre in advance of the performance, making work that responds to the environment of the farm.

This residency and performance is programmed in partnership with Ed Allington at Slade School of Fine Art as part of an AHRC funded programme.

To book a place for this free performance email us at


Please use the main entrance for the Sidney Nolan Trust (off the Kington to Presteigne road) and park alongside the hedge on the drive. Our car park field is a bit too muddy so hopefully we can squeeze all cars onto the drive.

The event will take place in the Gallery – the ancient barn next to the entrance so please make your way there on arrival.

It starts at 3pm and lasts approximately an hour.

There may be some ‘acoustic happenings’ in the Grain Barn so you can call in there after the main event – we will signpost accordingly.

We will serve tea / coffee / cake in the Gallery after the event.

 It’s always worth bringing an extra warm layer, but you shouldn’t need your wellies!

Supported By

Arts Council England