Band Stand

Paper brass band uniform visual arts installation for Durham International Festival of Brass, CountyDurham, UK by Cabinet of Curiosity Studio
Paper brass band uniform visual arts installation for Durham International Festival of Brass, CountyDurham, UK by Cabinet of Curiosity Studio
Paper brass band uniforms 'Band Stand' visual arts installation for Durham International Festival of Brass, CountyDurham, UK by Cabinet of Curiosity Studio
Paper brass band uniforms 'Band Stand' visual arts installation for Durham International Festival of Brass, CountyDurham, UK by Cabinet of Curiosity Studio

Band Stand was a Brass Pitch visual art commission for Durham Brass International Festival that set out to challenge perceptions and understanding of brass music through exploring its historical and contemporary social contexts.

The installation was inspired by the band stands and brass band uniforms of the Victorian era. Life size paper military uniforms formed a sculptural construction celebrating the union of community through the brass band movement. The costumes were made from paper cloth maps to symbolise the expansion in geographical travel that accompanied the brass band movement. The work was exhibited in Locomotion, the National Railway Museum at Shildon in County Durham.


Image credits

BAND STAND, 2012, Cabinet of Curiosity Studio, Visual arts installation

Photos: Courtesy of Cabinet of Curiosity Studio

BAND STAND: CABINET OF CURIOSITY STUDIO

Locomotion, Durham Brass International Festival, County Durham, UK June 2012