Hannah Sawtell's MAYDAY:THE BOOTH is a live radio broadcast for The Island on ARTonAIR.org which was presented during ‘lunch-hour’ 13.00 to 14.00 (EDT) on 1 May 2012 from the Clocktower Gallery in Downtown Manhattan. MAYDAY:THE BOOTH was created from recordings, collaborations and contributions from workers who responded aurally to the idea of 'May Day' (International Worker's Day) and what it means to them today. It was broadcast live against the backdrop of immigration law demonstrations in the U.S. and the occupy solidarity rally at Union Square, Manhattan.
MAYDAY: THE BOOTH was made with sound contributions from: Mary Adossides, Mark Beasley, Iain Boal, Miguel Boncha, Rachel Bradley, Edwin Burdis, Michael Callies, Canal ATM, Michael Collins, Angel Dahouk, Roger Cook, Dego, Eoin Donnelly, Luisa Duarte, Elizabeth the Activist, Joe Hill’s Ghost, Cornwall Anti Cuts, Christine Ellison, Korie Enyard, Jennifer Evans, Ruth Ewan, Dan Fox, Freee, Keith Fyans, Carleton Gholz, Fiona Goggin, Anthea Hamilton, Seamus Harahan, Head Gallery, Aaron Hewgley, Jamie Jameson, Ron Cephas Jones, Jesse Jones, Kito Jumanne, Juan from Dominican Republic, Keiron Livingstone, Peter Linebaugh, R Lynne, Thierry Michel, Malcolm Mooney, Esther Moroze, Alastair Mckinven, Paradox Choir, Lizzie Phelan, Leon Pinsky, Nina Power, Alun Rowlands, Temporary Secretary, Nicola Seyd, Shake, Lesley Sharpe, Tom Siracuse, Billy Steven, Stephen Sutcliffe, Mind Your Business The Fake Designer Bag Seller, Javaid Tariq, Milly Thompson, Jessica Traylen, Sam Webb, Robert Wyatt, and Rohan Young. Hannah Sawtell born (1971), lives and works in London. Recent exhibitions and events include Piano Lesson, Vilma Gold, London (2012); ICA Artist Film Club, ICA, London (2011); LUX Touring Programme 2011/12, Whitechapel Gallery, London, Tramway, Glasgow and First Site, Colchester; Exploring The Abstract, Tate St Ives (2011); Serpentine Cinema, The Gate, London (2010). Upcoming exhibitions include a solo show at the ICA, London.
The Island Studio Sessions is a long term research project curated by The Island in collaboration with the Clocktower Gallery and ARTonAIR.org in New York City. Manifesting as a series of residencies, exhibitions and radio broadcasts, The Island Studio Sessions uses the context of the Clocktower Gallery and its online radio station ARTonAIR.org as a framework for investigating various strands of research.
The Island’s Clocktower Residency forms part of an ongoing collaboration between the two organisations, inaugurated in 2010 with a regular radio broadcast by The Island for ARTonAIR.org that presents on-site recordings of UK-based performance, music, talks, artist interviews and specially commissioned artist projects. View The Island segments archived in partnership with ARTonAIR.org here.
More information can be found on project on The Island’s website: www.theislandarts.org
The Island Studio Sessions is supported by the British Council. With additional thanks to Stephen Kirk, Rachael Lawe and Harvey Somerfield.