Folk in a Box

The UK’s smallest performance venue.

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Folk in a Box is the UK’s smallest performance venue. One audience member is allowed in at a time. The door is closed behind them. They are given one song, performed by one musician. By the time the song is the over, the musician is just about visible in the darkness and intimacy of the box. The experience is compelling.

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Folk in a Box is the UK’s smallest performance venue. One audience member is allowed in at a time. The door is closed behind them. They are given one song, performed by one musician. By the time the song is the over, the musician is just about visible in the darkness and intimacy of the box. The experience is compelling.

In earlier incarnations, the Folk in a Box project has featured at Tate Britain, the Royal Festival Hall, and Battersea Arts Centre, plus a host of music festivals and street-corner appearances. The new box has been made ready for a tour of the UK, but first it appeared in the main exhibition galleries of the 13th Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, ‘Common Ground’.

Credits

  • Client: Folk in a Box Collective
  • Value: Confidential
  • Dates: 2010-2012
  • Collaborators: Aldworth James & Bond (fabricators), Sakiko Kohashi (photography and film)
  • Status: Completed
  • Funded by: The Joyce Carr Doughty Trust with the support of Battersea Arts Centre.
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