Text contribution to the project 34 Bristols.
Created w/ Emilie Grenier.
A Folded Path and Of Sleeping Birds are pedestrian speaker symphonies, soundtracks for cities, carried through the streets by a participating audience, experienced by everyone it passes.
[ working as Circumstance ]
These Pages Fall Like Ash is one story told across two books. One is a crafted physical artefact, the other a digital text on hard drives hidden across a real city and read on your mobile device. The two come together and provide a singular reading experience.
[ working as Circumstance ]
“a work of subtlety and imagination” – The Book Machine
These Pages Fall Like Ash is one of eight projects supported by the REACT Hub, on behalf of the AHRC as part of the Books and Print Sandbox. It has been developed at the Pervasive Media Studio.
Composed by Tom Abba, Duncan Speakman, Emilie Grenier, Amy Spencer with Nick Harkaway and Neil Gaiman
Infrastructure – Tom Melamed
Location management – Ruth Essex
Historical notes – Eugene Byrne
Books printed by Whitehall
Covers manufactured by CutLaserCut based on initial designs created at Timelab
“and when there was nothing left we had to create something,
we made words out of water so they could flow between us,
we waited for a boat to come,
hoping these seas we made would not dry out”
Short Films For You is a collection of micro-experiences presented as a book with accompanying soundtracks and physical objects.
[Read more…] about Short Films For You
[ mailed from mobile ]
posted from mobile using flickr
soundtrack composed for 3rd Person Redux by Prototype Theatre. Touring Summer 2010.
‘breathing is important’
Audiences were invited to download an MP3 and turn up at a secret location to listen to the track at a specified time.
On the soundtrack the audience would hear a specially composed score along with narration and instructions.
Two MP3 files were made available, so the audience were divided in half. While one group was instructed to perform a simple scene the other group heard this described as if it were a film scene, but they could actually see it happening around them.
Throughout the piece these roles of watcher/performer alternated between the groups, ever increasing in pace until by the end they are all performing/watching simultaneously.
The work is a snapshot image of contemporary Britain, allowing the audience to watch it, reflect on it, and live it. It explored ideas of how mobile technology can create social disconnection in shared public spaces. It also looked for ways to use those same technologies to create connections between strangers and friends, to savour the moment and the temporary space that was created during the performance.
This is no requiem, this a celebratory slow dance, a chance to savour the world you live in, and to see it with fresh eyes.”
‘as if it were the last time’ is the second subtlemob.
Information and videos are at http://subtlemob.com,
I’m still trying to work out what subtlemobs are exactly, but these are the current thoughts –
Imagine walking through a film, but it’s happening on the streets you live in
Subtlemobs usually happen in public spaces
This is music composed for those spaces
This is about trying to make films without cameras
It’s about integrating with a social or physical space, not taking it over
The audience listen on headphones, a mix of music, story and instructions
Sometimes they just watch, sometimes they perform scenes for each other
A subtlemob is not a flashmob
try to remain invisible . . .