A site specific, interactive sound work creating moments of connection between strangers of all species.
This work is is sited in Finsbury Park May 2021 - Jan 2022 and can be accessed using a mobile phone & headphones. Scan the QR code on Furtherfield's gallery to begin the work, our compass will launch and guide you on new pathways. Offsite visitors can watch the video documentation above.
Follow this sound work as it leads you across the park to meeting points for animals, plants and strangers. As you listen, consider the needs of all these inhabitants and our symbiotic relationship that is increasingly under threat. Between heartbeats, vibrations and the alignment of crossing paths, this work sounds out a shared existence, putting these moments of connectivity with strangers of all species on the People’s Park’s Plinth.
Commissioned by RCA's Curating Collective Breath Mark and Furtherfield Gallery, this work is part of the People's Park Plinth - a project that turns the whole of the park into a platform for public digital artworks and asks you to pick the one you want to commission for further development, in a public vote in August 2021. For the People's Park Plinth 'We are just ....' shares one pathway ‘Close to the ground’ to explore. If this work is selected in the public vote, further pathways and interactivity will be developed.
The work features interviews with volunteers at Edible Landscapes, a forest gardening group based onsite at Finsbury Park: David Berrie, Imogen Simmonds, Jo Homan, Juiliette Ezavin and Theo Betts. Technical development by Studio Hyte, a South London-based design studio. Video by Francesca Oldfield.