Sound installation – sound activism? (part 1)

I am currently working on an installation piece that explores some of the issues and themes of Oxfam’s current campaign, GROW. In order to get the ball rolling, I put together a “Mk. 1” version for International Women’s Day and displayed at the Oxford Hub. Below are some photos of the installation (kindly taken by Duncan Williams!) to have a look at and I plan to add some of the sound material too soon. Part 2 of this post will follow where I will scratch my head and think about what works, what doesn’t and what “Mk. 2” will look like!

As you place a handful of rice in the glass urn, the sound is amplified and processed so that it blends with the sounds of pre-recorded rice grains that had been playing already.

Here you can see the whole set-up, a free-standing cloth pyramid with  glass urn, rice, and  image projection…


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