Seeking sounds

Glen, N (2017) Seeking sounds. In: Forest of Imagination, Bushey Norwood and The Edge, Bath, UK, 30 June - 2 July 2017.

Item Type: Exhibition
Creators: Glen, N
Abstract: Seeking Sounds invites you to explore the space around you using one of our Sound Seekers, or create your own, this amazing device will allow you to hear hidden creatures. Scurrying through the undergrowth or moving through the earth, gnawing on wood or eating leaves, or simply calling out, can you identify these sounds?
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Date: June 2017
Event Location: Bushey Norwood and The Edge, Bath, UK

The forest is home to all kinds of creatures, moving invisibly but not silently around. The Seeking Sounds Nest invites everyone who ventures inside to build their own: Sound Seeker, an amazing device that will allow you to hear these creatures!

Designed by Senior Lecturer in Design at Bath Spa University Neil Glen, using everyday materials such as discarded packaging and paper, leaves and twigs, to construct a device which is ‘activated’ by the addition of an RFID tag. At key activation points, amplified sounds will play.

Sounds may come from underneath, inside, or above: birdsong, bats, small mammals scurrying through leaves, wasps gnawing on wood to make paper for nests, under soil movement such as earthworms, and other unidentifiable sounds…

Explorers to Forest of Imagination will experience an audio enhanced reality and will be able to explore a physical forest to discover that there is another layer of reality beyond the immediately visible.

Divisions: Chancelry and Research Management
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Date Deposited: 30 May 2019 11:50
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2021 09:52
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