This one-hour audio walk was created during the 2020 pandemic lockdown and showcased at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Nine site-specific sound works around Edinburgh’s historic Leith acknowledge the invisibility of both sound and viruses in contrast with their materiality and emotive power. The listener can choose to enter and exit the loop at any point; and is encouraged to reflect on the past, present and future from an optimistic perspective of personal and social change. The full work includes samples generated from covid-19 DNA vibrational coding, patient breathing & coughing, and music created from 1500 years of plague songs.
The piece featured in the art publication Eleven Contemporaries, a collaborative limited-edition book by students of Leith School of Art’s year-long Contemporary Art Practice Course 2019-20. Conceived as a way to collaborate and stay close during the pandemic, the publication’s title refers to the number of students who completed the course that year, and the number of studio days lost during lockdown.
Winner of the Contemporary Art Practice Prize, Leith School of Art 2020.