Ivan Riches – installation and music project ‘Surroundings’

photo of an artwork projected in 360 degrees
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Disabled Visual/ sonic artist, filmmaker, musician/ composer and writer Ivan Riches began developing ‘Surroundings’ following personal impairment related issues that changed his relationship to his immediate environment.

Ivan wondered what it was like for other disabled people; whether there were similarities in barriers encountered and whether those experiences chimed with non-disabled people.

Surroundings – a live installation project combining improvised music/ soundscapes with projected imagery evolved, incorporating the voices of interviewees in England & Germany, talking about notions of self, family and community during times of social division, discord & financial hardship.