Exhibition and Off-Site Project at South London Gallery and Sceaux Gardens Estate

Isa Suarez
- The Human Rights Jukebox

Looking at the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights and focusing on how it may be interpreted in everyday life, sound artist and composer Suarez worked with local residents and community groups creating sound and text works through discussions, interviews and music sessions. The resulting songs and sound pieces are stored on the jukebox and visitors can choose and listen to works created over the past year.

Shown alongside the jukebox will be footage of the march through Camberwell and Peckham with participants and local residents which took place during Camberwell Arts Festival. This live launch event brought the jukebox to its first resting place in Peckham Library. This new installation at the SLG brings together footage from the march in a film edited by Hugh Lewis and a wall-based work featuring participants' expressions on human rights alongside the jukebox itself.

The term jukebox came into use in the United States in the 1930s. The jukebox provided the only outlet for black recording artists in the 30s, 40s and early 50s, when mainstream radio was still considered a medium for white musicians. 'The Human Rights Jukebox' acts as a 'voice transmitter', speaking people's thoughts on freedom and rights. It expresses frustrations and questions from the many different cultures, generations, languages, social backgrounds and religious beliefs that make up the Southwark community. One participant comments 'Freedom to express oneself [is] a right but not an obligation: make use of it'.

Sarah Cole - State of Play

Flat 18 Florian will be transformed into a mini-cinema and art space for the Sceaux Gardens Summer Festival. Artist Sarah Cole will present videos made with residents of Sceaux Gardens over the last six months, including a tale of ghosts, a pillow fight and the different ways ways of saying the word 'Sceaux'.

Drop-in workshops led by Isa Suarez and Chris Jones will take place during the festival and are free and open to all. All workshops are are FREE and will take place at Flat 18, Florian, Sceaux Gardens Estate. Go to SLG to get directions or follow the signs on the estate.

Sceaux Maps Daily from Mon 30 Jul - Fri 3 Aug 2007 2 - 5pm FREE

When is a map not a map? When we put ourselves in the middle of it! Join artist Chris Jones to create your own individual maps that explore all the different histories of living on Sceaux Gardens. Come along, get involved and map yourselves! Maps will be exhibited on Sat 4 Aug 2007. Please note there is no workshop on Wed 1 Aug 2007.

Sceaux Sounds Wed 1 - Thu 2 Aug 2007 2 - 5pm FREE

Listen to tracks on the Human Rights Jukebox in the SLG Lounge and then make your own track with artist Isa Suarez. Get recorded live on CD. Rap or sing free style about your life and dreams to urban beats (R'n'B, Hip-Hop, Grime…) and mix it with your own languages and sounds found at Sceaux Gardens. Tracks produced at these workshops will be added to the Human Rights Jukebox in the SLG lounge.