Sat 9 Jul to Sat 16 Jul

Gabriele Reuter & Mattef Kuhlmey

Hidden Traces

Free but booking is essential

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Gabriele Reuter & Mattef Kuhlmey: Hidden Traces

A sound journey discovering the streets around The Place.

Local residents’ childhood and everyday life memories from the 1950s onward are presented as bite size audio plays, which are placed at carefully spotted locations of nearby buildings and streets.

This self-guided tour for all ages traces the many identities of this ever-changing neighbourhood throughout the past decades and into the present.

Audio equipment provided.

This experience will also be available during Something Happening for Kids Festival. 

About Hidden Traces

For the past few months Gabriele and Mattef have been gathering memories and stories of the streets surrounding The Place by interviewing the people who have lived and worked in the neighbourhood.

With the support of The British Library and The Place they have been building an audio map of how the area has changed, from the war to present day. Many local residents and establishments have been involved in the project, adding their narrative to the layers of history in these streets.

The culmination of these interviews are presented in the curated sound journey Hidden Traces.

This is the second urban history sound installation by choreographer and urbanist Gabriele Reuter and sound designer and composer Mattef Kuhlmey, following a commission by Dance 4 to explore Nottingham’s neighbourhoods Sneinton and St. Ann’s in 2014.

About the artists

Gabriele Reuter is a dance artist and urbanist based in Berlin and Nottingham. Her first solo “Inventory/Räumung” premiered 2008 at the nottdance festival in Nottingham and was shown internationally. Her group piece “tourist” was nominated for the Prix Jardin d’Europe 2010 at idans Istanbul. She has danced a.o. in the works of Rick Nodine, Sioned Huws, Christoph Winkler and Frauke Requardt. Gabriele teaches Contemporary Dance, Improvisation and Contact Improvisation regularly in dance institutions and Universities in Germany, the UK and internationally.

Mattef Kuhlmey is a sound designer, sound engineer, musician and composer. He has worked for a range of well-known Choreographers in the German dance scene, including Constanza Macras, Helena Waldman, twofish and Jo Parkes, as well as the Salzburg Festival and Thalia Theater Hamburg. Mattef runs his own electronic music label and has programmed music gigs and performances at club venues throughout Berlin, a.o. for transmediale festival. Mattef has been running workshops music and theatre workshops with young people in various contexts in Berlin, around Germany and Poland for over 15 years.


Commissioned by The Place and supported by The British Library. Kings Cross Voices interviews courtesy of Camden Local Studies and Archives Centre

Times: Sat 9 - Sat 16 Jul, 10am - 5pm
Venue: at The Place

This event is part of Spring 16

Something Happening for Kids Festival 2016

A whole day of dance fun, performances, workshops, activities and surprises; you'd better be free on Saturday 16 July 2016 because Something Happening for Kids Festival is back for one da