Comfort in Hard Times

What gives comfort in hard times?

Participant Alison Johnston chose a piece of wood from a hazel tree to represent home, family, fire and warmth. The bark of the hazel was magnified 200x at the Centre for Biophotonics in Glasgow and data from the image was converted into notes on a musical scale. The audio in the installation is a recording of Alison singing the resulting musical score. Visitors to the installation were asked what gave them comfort in hard times.

Refugee Action Week, D&G Multicultural Centre 2016

Categories: 2016, Art/Science, Collaboration, Community Engagement, Installation, Interactive, Sound