Film, sound and data
Things to Keep (formerly Ghost Rooms)
This work was show at Art Maze, Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, London, UK. 23-27 February, 2022.
This idea came about as a result of feeling very trapped during the 2020 lockdown. I decided I wanted to lighten my possessions.
I combined the video I had taken for another purpose and the narration of my list of possessions for the room depicted in the video. I added little stories about some of the key possessions.
I want to develop this for the remaining rooms of my house and other spaces I inhabit – like bus journeys.
I feel the possessions stories will really emerge into something very big. This could also end up being the springboard into something else entirely, purely in sound.
List of possessions
A very recent realisation is how much I use Excel to organise my life. Having listed all my possessions to decide what to sell and what to keep the spreadsheet became part of the work.
Showing this work
I see this work as being shown in a very light room, no blackout. So that it is very faint and ethereal. I see the sound emanating from many corners of the space it’s shown in. I can imagine the resonance speakers we have used on the First Words in Dalston project would be perfect for this (they attach to a surface and turn that surface – glass, wood, metal – into the speaker).