I have been lucky enough to be working with Ceda Arts taking part in an online residency. This will be exploring sound from our homes during this lock down period. For many people who have had to shield themselves/disabled, have had to stay indoors for a long period of time. My interest during this time is where we can not connect with our outside world we have limited spaces, limited exposure to the outside world, and our usual normality. And how this translates in the form of sounds,
For me I have access to a small garden space, but can not see much of the outside world, there is a large brick wall surrounding the garden that you can not see over even with a step ladder, you can see the tops of houses in the distance, overhanging balcony's casting a dark shadow in the garden making the appearance seem darker than the natural light of the day. I am enclosed, surrounded by people and traffic I can not see but I can hear them. Sound has become very important to sustain some normality. I have been able to just listen, and try and pin point certain sounds, this has been confusing as some sounds are not what I think they are. In response to this I am making short recordings 1-3 minutes long of what I can hear from the garden. Then I am listening back trying to pick up on the sounds that I believe I can recognize. Once I have established some sounds I am turning these sounds in collages, Making images of what I can hear has been a vital way of depicting parts of my day through a visual experience. Parts of these collages are larger than they would normally be, for me this was to point out that the sounds are alot louder to me than they may be in a normal day to day visual setting, where I could see the sounds fro myself.
This is an ongoing project and I have been fortunate enough to be featured in the upcoming event on the 24th of June with the creative networking sessions via Zoom. This is at 11am and tickets are available and are FREE!
https://www.facebook.com/events/288124185653029/ - Tickets here