A sonic field trip and a self-assembling exhibition of place
Entwined exhibition for VARC. High Green, Northumberland. September 2021
Field Station:HERE invited participants to see and feel beyond their surroundings into the ‘lifeworld’ of social, cultural and temporal networks and hybrid ecologies that each of us are at the centre of and to reflect on the soft webs of interconnection that hold us all ‘in place’. Where and what is ‘here’ and how much of it do we bring with us when we arrive?
Above: Images from the exhibition process. On arrival, participants downloaded an app on their phones. Using GPS to locate their movements, the app then triggered a sound ‘essay’ when they walked into a delineated zone. This was delivered through headphones. Each participant took a haversack with them which contained a set of instruments with which to explore ‘here’. Participants were asked to collect and bring back a ‘specimen’ to label and exhibit.