Stephen Chase is one of Bank Street Arts’ longest-standing residents. Most of his work explores aspects of interaction between people, between action and sound, between sound and space, between space and time. These, usually overlapping, obsessions are explored through scores, performance, installation, improvisation and walking. Since 2012 one of Stephen’s main projects has been EXPEDITION, a series which explores place, the nature of things, and travel:
‘In each version there is an open-ended collaborative element in which a journey from history is transposed onto the city of Sheffield leading to a documented walk. These materials then serve as the basis for a performance by me at Bank Street Arts, usually with invited guest performers. So far epic trails have been traced across rooms, and walks across Sheffield have ghosted the routes of Ibn Fadlan, Zheng He, Henry Morton Stanley, Alexander von Humboldt and Kate Marsden.’
Forthcoming parts of the series include: On leaving Lizard Point, Elephanti ab alpen, and A plan to girdle the Earth.
Stephen collaborated with SIX project space
on this film about his Expedition
Stephen will be performing at BSA on Fri 20th October in an event organised by fellow resident Linda Kemp and also featuring Claire Potter. Further details here
. In spring 2016, Stephen’s A Journey Around My Room
project ran at BSA, consisting of a collection of submitted works that documented journeys around rooms. Find out more about Stephen’s work at http://stephenchase.wordpress.com/