In June 2010 artist Oliver Beer worked with Ikon and singers from Ex Cathedra to create a sound piece at Pershore Street Car Park in Birmingham. Pay and Display continues his series of works entitled The Resonance Project (2007-2011) in which he uses the human voice to stimulate buildings to resound as giant architectural instruments. Tapping into the sonic frequencies of the carpark, Beer composed a 6-part score for the singers to harmonise with its brutalist structure. Ikon presented a video projection of Pay and Display.
The Resonance Project: Pay and Display is part of Ikon’s Autumn Almanac a four-day celebration of Birmingham’s creative life showcasing the city’s artists, filmmakers and musicians. Ikon’s gallery spaces will exclusively exhibit works created in Birmingham, also hosting some of our best-known music festivals and organisations in a programme of live performances.