The people of
From 2 May 2022 | Recklinghausen Süd, Germany
An extraordinary walk, through familiar streets.
The people of is an intimate audio experience, created through interviews and encounters with the people who live and work in the place where it is made.
It is an invitation to listen and observe. Who are the people you pass on the street – the people who make you coffee, sell you groceries, cut your hair?
A gently provocative audio walk, The people of creates a layered portrait of place through the thoughts, stories and daily realities of its people. It asks about the journeys that we take, how we spend our time, and what it really means to live together.
Created by Quarantine ensemble members Kate Daley and Sarah Hunter, each walk is a collaboration with the people who live and work in that place.
The people of was first made in September 2020 in Engelskirchen, Germany, for the festival ‘Nach dem Beaufsichtigen der Maschinen’ (‘After Supervising the Machinery’), led by LVR-Industriemuseum & NRW KULTURsekretariat, curated by Florian Malzacher.
Recklinghausen Süd, Germany – 2 May – 12 June 2022 | Ruhrfestspiele
5 – 20 February 2022 | Northmoor Road, Manchester, UK
25 September – 16 October 2020 | Nach dem Beaufsichtigen der Maschinen, Engelskirchen, Germany
The people of is part of Quarantine’s ‘Locating the Commonplace’ programme, generously supported by The Rank Foundation.
Death and life - I move between these two worlds fairly effortlessly, sometimes within a few hours. Preparing for a funeral in the morning and a meeting at the working group at noon: that happens from time to time. And then maybe a meeting at the carnival or shooting club in the evening. Engelskirchen, Track 11, Barthel Müller
Concept: Kate Daley, Richard Gregory & Sarah Hunter Dramaturgy: Richard Gregory & Renny O'Shea Producer: Ali Dunican Web design: Lisa Mattocks Marketing: Frances Richens
NORTHMOOR ROAD, MANCHESTER 2021
Commissioned by Great Places Housing Group and supported by Northmoor Community Association, The Granada Foundation and Proforma.
Creation: Kate Daley & Sarah Hunter Project Animateur: Chi Emecheta Sound design: Jaydev Mistry Print and digital design: Lisa Mattocks Photography: Kate Daley
Creation: Kate Daley & Ali Wilson Sound design: Armin Badde Dramaturgical assistance & producer: Jana Winterhalter Print and digital design: Lisa Mattocks Photography: Kate Daley