Commissioned by OCM for audiograft 2015. Premiered in Oxford at The Story Museum.
Leviathan's Electrolarynx is the latest in a series of installations that create contemplative places in rejuvenated urban spaces. It is the next chapter in an ongoing collaborative process by the Live Digital Design collective. For this piece artists Keir Williams and Joseph Fairweather Hole collaborated with Kumpa Clodahus, Kalle Jokinen and Charlie Henry (composer and performer of the soundscape).
The whale has been documented in mythologies in many cultures. Leviathan’s Electrolarynx depicts the inside of a whale as a conceptual non-space, without temporal constraints, presenting the viewer with the place for peace and contemplation. The viewer is invited to actively engage in completing the voicebox circuitry, this interaction marks and characterizes the space as a place of signicance, creating a ritualistic place.
audiograft is curated by the Sonic Art Research Unit (SARU) at Oxford Brookes University and co-promoted by OCM.
With thanks to The Story Museum.
Supported using public funding by Arts Council England artscouncil.org.uk
Supported by PRS for Music Foundation prsformusicfoundation.com
OCM is an Affiliate Organisation of Oxford Brookes University brookes.ac.uk
Supported with funding from Oxford City Council.