Archive for July, 2010

As part of the residency there are there are several events taking place, listed here in chronological order. 20th & 21st August: Open Workshop at The Lombard Method; 2nd September: Artist’s Talk at Eastside Projects; 9th September: Opening for exhibition at Solihull Gallery; 10th September to 9th October: Group show at Solihull Gallery; 17th September: Opening for exhibition at The Rea […]


Experimenting with objects in the space again, this time using a railway sleeper and a hi-fi speaker to make a monolith or totem-pole, headstone or sentinel.


This week I’ve been making some more recordings, including recording the sound of the spade as I’m digging using contact mics. The contact mics are attached to the spade with silver gaffer tape. This first set up worked ok at first but the jolting of the digging movements caused problems with the recorder, so I […]


Some cryptic messages, or a found poem, on a shutter near the site. Click here for a full view.


Mapping the Site A way to get to know the site. A feel for its dimensions. Noticing features (walls, gate). Starting to feel serious, working on the site. Taking the site seriously. Exploration and discovery. Mapping uncharted territory. Limitations imposed by equipment (short tape measure). Some parts are difficult to access due to plants. Questions of […]


Last week on site I found a Nissan car radio buried in the top few centimetres of topsoil, as I was looking for pieces of broken records. Below are a couple of images I took today which I might or might not use as publicity shots.


Today I’ve been experimenting, trying out some ideas I’d already planned and playing with objects in the space. First I tested out an idea based on the technique used in Alvin Lucier’s I am Sitting in a Room, as also used by Jacob Kirkegaard in his recordings at Chernobyl. Basic idea was to record the […]


Got quite a lot done today, but mostly experimenting so not much tangible to show. Still, although it meant running for shelter I got a nice recording of the rain from within the shelter of the shed.


Some images taken by Paul Newman of my process as I scour the site for pieces of broken shellac records. The strings on the poles are really a safety feature to stop people falling down the holes. The trays I’m using are photographic darkroom trays, weighed down with bricks to stop them being blown away. […]


This week I bought a portable flatbed scanner with which to make some images on site. I’m planning to use it to scan the internal “walls” of some of the test excavations on site, to show up the bands of different types of soul, burnt matter, rust, coal, etc. Below is a test image of […]