Solace is an interactive sound and video installation inspired by The Sussex Downs. It has been designed to get local families involved in more experimental art. Taking place over summer 2019 to spring 2020, it will invite audiences to ask questions about our relationship to open and urban space, wellbeing and digital authenticity.
The work will be created by artists Karen Tilley and Kevin Grist and inspired by digital content captured by local people. The project includes several strands:
Nature recording workshops - families go into natural settings in Seaford, Ditchling and Eastbourne on the hunt for interesting sounds and videos, using digital software to record and manipulate.
Record your garden - local people are encouraged to record sounds and video from their own garden, and submit to us digitally.
Solace exhibitions - the installation will tour 3 public galleries, responding differently to each space interactively.
Artist talks - the artists and supporting technicians will hold a series of talks and CPD sessions to share learning about interactive design and engaging people with experimental art.
The interactive installation which will be exhibited at The Crypt Gallery in October, will feature sound and visual recordings collected from the Nature Recording workshops which are taking place in August, at the Seven Sisters Country Park. Participants of the family-friendly workshops will turn their mobile devices into field recorders, and will have chance to experiment with the sound recordings and video footage they capture, which will be incorporated into the installation.