cumbernauld receiving

Real-time audio manipulation of archival recordings, library catalogue record.
23 minutes 46s
Exhibited in Cumbernauld Town Centre, North Lanarkshire, Scotland.
March 2009
Now in the collection of Cumbernauld Public Library.
Also exhibited in the online audio exhibition “Location Location” on Stramash Space.
February–March 2010
And at La Ira Sónica, a sonic/new media arts festival in Coyoacán, Mexico City. July 2010

This work arose from my interest in the town’s history and the preservation of that history. Making parallels between the deterioration of archival material and the material of the town itself, a series of sound pieces were developed using recordings made from a VHS copy of the 1970 promotional film A Town For Tomorrow. These recordings are then digitally manipulated to create something which speaks of the present, while maintaining a connection to days past.

cumbernauld hit

I have an audio work and a framed library catalogue record in a group exhibition opening this week in the Scottish new town of Cumbernauld. The exhibition occupies a number of vacant shops within the 1950s designed Cumbernauld Town Centre mega-structure.

For the opening of this project there will be a symposium, taking place at 4pm in Cumbernauld Theatre. I will be part of a panel of speakers gathered from artists, architects and historians who will come together and use Cumbernauld Town Centre as a starting point for discussion on the past, present and future of Cumbernauld. All are welcome.