Matters physical, thoughtful and sensory: part 2
We’ve also made some progress on the theoretical questions. I am currently exploring the tension between how the installation respects the visitor by offering a carefully designed aesthetic, and how it can honour the participants in the space by letting them shape it.
One of the special things about the Herbert is the combination of Gallery, Museum, Archives and Media. Having been up at 5am on the May bank holiday recording the dawn chorus, Daz, our sound engineer, had the brilliant idea of using the great quadraphonic sound system in the studio . . . So at 3.30am on Sunday I will be trudging through a nature reserve with 4 mic stands, cables, two recorders . . . Those birds better sing!
Wednesday’s update: On Sunday, the birds sang, the bunnies lolloped, herons rose from the mist and terns flashed bright orange as they caught the dawn sun . . .