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BBC Arts and ACE announce new commission by Bristol-based artist Cathy Mager

Cathy Mager joins 24 artists to com­mis­sion work for Cul­ture In Quarantine.


25 new works of literary, musical, visual, sonic, and performance arts themed around lockdown announced as part of Culture In Quarantine - launched by Jonty Claypole, Director of BBC Arts, at the beginning of lockdown.

The selection process was managed by The Space, a digital agency and production company helping to promote wider engagement across the arts and cultural sector. The commissions will receive production and editorial support from partner arts organisations including Battersea Arts Centre, Sadler’s Wells, Opera North and Unlimited.

Cathy Mager, an artist, curator and producer based in Bristol, has been announced as one of the 25 artists involved. Titled 'Sign Night', Cathy will created a new British Sign Language multi-disciplinary art piece with the performances of deaf artists projected onto landmarks and buildings across the country. Sign Night is inspired by the balcony performers of Wuhan and Lombardy, but using sign language - the vital, visual and versatile language of deaf communities. Collaborating with deaf performers living in self-isolation, she will illuminate the streets of Bristol with mysterious film projections revealing deaf culture in lockdown, allowing hands and bodies to express what can't be spoken by words alone.

To find out more about Culture In Quarantine and to see the full list of commissions, click here.