The Work as Movement Archive. A contemporary folk dance for Barton Hill. Photo Max McClure
The Work as Movement Archive. A contemporary folk dance for Barton Hill. Photo Max McClure
W.A.M.A: The Work as Movement Archive
The Final Event
Developing the Performance
Creating the Archive
Meemoing
Publication
Artist Serena Korda was commissioned by Sovereign Housing to create a new work for Barton Hill.  Korda worked with residents of Barton Hill, Bristol, to create the Work as Movement Archive (WAMA) which records every day movements in work from the time of the Great Western Cotton Mill and Netham Chemical Works once sited in the area, to the present day. 

The Archive forms the basis of a new folk dance and procession for Barton Hill, accompanied by a choir of school children which was performed on 12 May 2012.

Sovereign commissioned film-maker Paul Gilbert to make a documentary about the project, which you can view by following the link.  You can also see an excerpt from the Archive [here]

A publication documenting the development of the performance which includes a CD and an essay by Sally O'Reilly was published in September. 

To see a day to day record of the project please go to our Facebook page.