Calum Perrin

A double exposure colour photograph of a white person. They are wearing a light shirt and dark jacket. In the background
there is a blue sea and sky and a green landscape. The photograph is double exposed with handprinted blue flowers.

Calum Perrin works across visual art, theatre, music and radio, exploring themes of disability, sensory experience and domesticity, as well as the relationship between archival processes and artistic practice.

Calum has worked with organisations including BBC Radio 3 and 4, BBC Sounds, VICE, Museum of the Home, Donmar Warehouse, The Yard, FilmPro, HARP/YLab, Bodleian Libraries, the Prague Quadrennial and HearSay International Audio Arts Festival.

Calum is a co-founder of Good Behaviour, an autistic-led theatre and arts company, and campaigns for the rights of artists as an active member of Artists’ Union England and Equity.

Calum was a 2021 Multitrack Fellow, and part of Live Lab at The Yard.

Content warning: this piece is about mental health. It contains an interview covering subjects that some people may find distressing.

About ‘Peper Harrow Part 1 – Iain’s Story’

In the early 1970s, Iain, a young man with severe mental health difficulties was sent to Peper Harrow Therapeutic Community. This composition weaves together music, images and recorded interviews to explore the impact of this radical type of therapy.

Composed by Calum Perrin & Sophie Sparkes
Piano – Sophie Sparkes
Bass – Calum Perrin
Clarinet – Charlotte Bartley
Cello – Laura Armstrong

Recorded at Crown Lane Studios
Audio Description – Michael Achtman
Subtitles – Stagetext