PLAYGROUND

PLAYGROUND |2016|
MP3 player, PA, exponential speakers
Sound installation. Dimensions variable

Audio of a school playground on the final day of the summer term was transplanted into the empty playground of a primary in a different village over the duration of the autumn half-term, throughout the morning, lunch and afternoon break periods of a typical school day, Monday–Friday, in bursts of 4–11 seconds.

As distinct as the sonorous horn of a distant train, or the chime of a church bell striking upon the hour, this contextual sound installation explores the tension of presence in absence, sonic routine, confusion and deep-seated human experience.

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Sponsored by Poppy Records
With thanks to Ed Harker, Helen Lorraine, Andrew Wishart & Adrian Tuddenham
Project vignette by Rooky Wood Productions

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