The philosophy behind Charity Shop DJ is that culture is in a large part the creation of the audience, and is made up of a myriad of secrets that are hidden in attics and behind curtains.
As Charity Shop DJ we seek to reveal , share and celebrate these secrets.
If an era is defined by its music and its cutting edge fashion and design, how do we recognise, document and celebrate the hidden yet commonplace sounds and objects which form the fabric of our memories?
When festival founder Wayne Hemingway asked Charity Shop DJ to do something at the Vintage at Goodwood festival, we jumped at the chance. We decided to create a quirky, strangely familiar, and homely interactive drop-in venue alongside the V and A Museum , where the audience could bring their music, have it played out by DJs or themselves; discuss and reminisce; record their stories; be photographed with their music.
There were a selection of charity shop records to flick through. People could look at them, select them, handle them, reminisce and have their choice played by the Human Jukebox, DJ Dr Matt.
Photographers and video producers, Anthony Gregory and Charlotte Ellis of Pixelat3d Ltd created a mobile studio where people could be photographed with their music.
People Partied. A Gallery of images was created.
The Charity Shop DJ Lounge was situated in Eclectic Avenue, part of the Lucky Bag, curated by Mark and Keith of Absolute Zero Degrees.
We were open during the day on Saturday and Sunday, and on Sunday evening played a farewell party, "Choose Your Cheese" in the wonderful Festival of Britain pub.
Did you have your picture taken? See if you can find yourself! Click on the bar at the top of this page and type in your name. You can also search for the name of the record which you chose or the name of an artist. See if anyone else chose the same record!
We heard some wonderful stories and created a visual document of people’s musical choices.
The Charity Shop DJ Lounge at Goodwood was the recreational face of a live and ongoing project, which aims to document the individual and collective pasts of the audience.
It was a chance for people to share their individual pasts to create a collective history. A chance to be part of a process, of a living documentation of an emerging secret history.
It was a live social forum, an opportunity to revisit and re-evaluate old music, and, above all, a banging party
It showed that our pasts aren't just memories, they are what makes us who we are.
At the festival we were lucky enough to share in the force of people, in the power of who we all were
If you would like to be added to our Gallery, please send your image to firstname.lastname@example.org
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