WATER SWALLOWS premieres in Buxton
WATER SWALLOWS is a sonic artwork roaming through Derbyshire landscapes of caves, rivers, springs and reservoirs, recorded binaurally with people locally.
Begun as floods threatened to engulf the nearby town of Whaley Bridge, WATER SWALLOWS delves into the geology, histories and modern day experience of Buxton, exploring the ethics of water and the negotiation of our natural resources in an age of climate change. It premieres to 500 people on the Slopes in Buxton as part of Pump Room Live this weekend, and will then be available from the Pump Room at Buxton Crescent until 30 September 2020.
The Slopes Buxton
22 September 3pm
None of this could have happened without brilliant sound designer Tom Hackley, and it has been great to make a new collaboration with Buxton designer Sarah Brindley, who has built an incredible pedestal sound cabinet to hold the work. Thank you to Buxton Crescent Heritage Trust and Beam Arts for your fantastic support, and I am very thankful for the openness and warmth of the Derbyshire people we have met. WATER SWALLOWS is part of Sensory Buxton, a programme of art and events we have built to explore the landscape of water here, generously supported by Arts Council England.
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