AudioFrame15 – Pontypridd YMCA
In brief, I found Blackbox-av very helpful and accessible, and they provided a product which was ideal for the exhibition and will be able to be used again in the longer term.
– Alan Humphries, Pontypridd YMCA
The Pontypridd YMCA has been a part of the community for more than a century and thanks to funding and a partnership with Artis Community, the building is seeing some much needed refurbishment. To honour the building’s history a special exhibition took place, the YMCA Memories Exhibition. It is a collection of stories, photos and videos that celebrate the building and how it’s been used through the years.
A team was created to collect and digitise stories from the YMCA archive and meet with people who have been a part of the building’s history since 1910!
As part of the exhibition, we were contacted by YMCA Pontypridd and Artis to supply an audio unit to play a number of interviews from people who had shared their memories of the building.
Our Desk-mounted AudioFrame 15 was chosen for the task due to its inherent flexibility and ease of mobility. The unit was shown in the exhibition when it was held at Pontypridd Lido (another local building we’ve done AV work for!).
The exhibition has allowed the memories of the previous building to be preserved for future generations, while celebrating the new building that will carry on the legacy of the centre for the local community.