by 52 Weeks of Art

The first manifestation of Wordplay is complete. Also titled Face of the City, the art piece is a collection of faces from around the city. To date approximately 1500 people have been recorded as a part of the project. Wordplay will feature as one aspect of the September Son et Lumiere at The Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum.
To accompany the face recordings, people have also contributed audio recordings, with approximately 4000 word being recorded in numerous voices, the words being those from Johnsons Dictionary. This brings to life the language of Johnsons age with voices from the city in which Johnson himself grew up.