Earlier this month I was lucky to be a co-host and attendee of a week-long workshop entitled ‘Experimenting with Geography,‘ held at the Institute of Geography, University of Edinburgh. The aim of the workshop was to think through new methods of collaboration between art and geography practices.
As a form of documenting the event, I have put together the following audio/visual slideshow. I was busy at the event, so I didn’t take nearly as many photographs and sound recordings as I wish I had, but I still captured a few personal highlights. Included are: a DIY session on making contact microphones/hydrophones; a visit to an anechoic chamber and an echo chamber; a live violin/vocal piece produced by Tansy Spinks; a playback performance of the sound of a nuclear bomb centrifuge at Orford Ness, Suffolk, by Louise K Wilson; and snippets of a soundwalk.
Sound has been recorded with binaural microphones, hydrophones, and an x/y condenser microphone. Best listened to on headphones. To view fullscreen, click on ‘Experimenting with Geography’ in the video box. This will take you to the original file where you can also download the video.