Thu 12 Jan to Sun 31 Dec

Gabriele Reuter & Mattef Kuhlmey

Hidden Traces


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A sound journey discovering the streets around The Place.

This self-guided tour for all ages traces the many identities of this ever-changing neighbourhood throughout the past decades and into the present.

Gabriele and Mattef have been gathering memories and stories of the streets surrounding The Place by interviewing the people who have lived and worked in the neighbourhood.

With the support of The British Library and The Place they have been building an audio map of how the area has changed, from the war to present day. Many local residents and establishments have been involved in the project, adding their narrative to the layers of history in these streets.

The culmination of these interviews are presented in the curated sound journey Hidden Traces.

This is the second urban history sound installation by choreographer and urbanist Gabriele Reuter and sound designer and composer Mattef Kuhlmey, following a commission by Dance 4 to explore Nottingham’s neighbourhoods Sneinton and St. Ann’s in 2014.

Audio equipment provided. Or use your own headphones and electronic device via the soundcloud playlist below.

No booking required, just come to box office to pick up the accompanying Hidden Traces Map. 

This audio journey will be available from February to the end of 2017 during the building’s opening hours (Mon-Sat 10.30am - 5.30pm or - 8pm on performance nights).


About the artists

Gabriele Reuter is a dance artist and urbanist based in Berlin and Nottingham. Her first solo “Inventory/Räumung” premiered 2008 at the nottdance festival in Nottingham and was shown internationally. Her group piece “tourist” was nominated for the Prix Jardin d’Europe 2010 at idans Istanbul. She has danced a.o. in the works of Rick Nodine, Sioned Huws, Christoph Winkler and Frauke Requardt. Gabriele teaches Contemporary Dance, Improvisation and Contact Improvisation regularly in dance institutions and Universities in Germany, the UK and internationally.

Mattef Kuhlmey is a sound designer, sound engineer, musician and composer. He has worked for a range of well-known Choreographers in the German dance scene, including Constanza Macras, Helena Waldman, twofish and Jo Parkes, as well as the Salzburg Festival and Thalia Theater Hamburg. Mattef runs his own electronic music label and has programmed music gigs and performances at club venues throughout Berlin, a.o. for transmediale festival. Mattef has been running workshops music and theatre workshops with young people in various contexts in Berlin, around Germany and Poland for over 15 years.


Commissioned by The Place and supported by the British Library. King’s Cross Voices oral history collection courtesy of Camden Local Studies and Archives Centre.

Times: Mon-Sat 10.30am - 5.30pm
Venue: at The Place