Back in February Courtney Barnett announced she would be releasing a forthcoming album called Tell Me How You Really Feel. The announcement presented a call to action whereby the public could, based on inspiration from the album’s title, speak openly about their feelings, struggles, insecurities and hopes. Submissions were gathered electronically and coupled with other artistic renderings based on the same inspiration.
The results were compiled into an exhibition of works displayed in an airy, loft space in Chelsea for Courtney Barnett’s record release party on Friday. The exhibition included interactive displays and static and moving imagery from a variety talented photographers and videographers like Kisha Bari, Ebru Yildiz, Edie Sunday and Amy Lombard. In one room, the walls were covered with observations from applicants with a space reserved for viewers to write and draw their own feelings and observations. In the center of the room were red telephones that when picked up revealed recordings of people discussing their feelings.
The exhibition was a unique way to convey the visual representation of Courtney Barnett’s newest album, Tell Me How You Really Feel.
Article: Alx Bear