** Note that to hear the bass frequency acoustics in this film you will need sub-woofer speakers.
We live in an age of global standardised housing - yet rarely reflect on the symbolic nature of these architectural structures we inhabit. A house is a membrane that separates culture from nature. This divide is expressed vividly through the clashing acoustic soundscapes associated with each ‘world’. Designed in the image of the womb, the house is a warm container whose origins lie in symbolically retaining the life-giving power of the sun. A house gives its inhabitants a sense of control over time, space and activities within its small scale universe. Decorations and furniture reveal private narratives of splintered beliefs and conflicting ideologies. Windows and doors are the thresholds through which we maintain a link with mother earth. 'Threshold' creatively explores these liminal spaces - as symbolic visual and sonic tension points.
Screened at the 5th Global Conference: Space and Place, held at Mansfield College, Oxford 3-5 September, 2014. Link to abstract and paper: