I wasn’t sure whether to put this here or in Releases but it’s more of an event so…
I recently did the sound design for an online exhibition/project by UK artist Flora Parrott, curated by Legion Projects.
“In spite of my counting I found the room so different in the dark. I tried to reorientate myself, feeling around. I ran my hand over an old empty wall plug and imagined a universe of stars opening up on the other side. Spaces felt stretched in the dark, there was a slight incline where there was none in the light. The sink felt huge and round, cold inside and smooth, I tried to wash my face but the soapy water felt deep and thick. Everything seemed amplified in the dark. When the lights came back on again I was certain the patterns on the sheets had been bolder, the curtains longer, more dramatic. It seemed so completely ordinary in the light.”
Legion Projects presents Darkness Retreat, an online project by Flora Parrott, made in response to a retreat the artist attended where she spent 60 hours alone in complete darkness.
It was a real pleasure working with Flora to create the soundscape for this project. Her work is beautiful and personal, with an open and touching narrative approach concerning the loss of a friend to cancer.
Do check it out if you have a minute, here’s a link to Legion’s website: