The use of headphones is recommended.
This short, experimental film captures the immersive qualities of a recent art installation, which was purposefully sited in Northampton to connect with this UK region’s long and fascinating tradition of shoemaking. A shadowy, atmospheric gallery space invited visitors to move, listen, look and make sense. Pitched on the borderline between sound and music, cadent footfall rhythms stimulated intense acoustic encounters with many walking, running, climbing, dancing contributors. The audio content linked to quizzical material artworks that acted as visual ‘clues’ to possible interpretations. As in the gallery presentation, the lack of an obvious storyline allows listening viewers to construct their own narratives, based on everyday experiences and identities, memories, stories, or even dreams. There is also the potential to cross over into less conscious, metaphorical themes: of containment and release, escape and pursuit, repetition and the random. Where fact and fiction merge...
This project was commissioned by Northampton Museums and Art Gallery in 2014 as an explorative method to animate the museum's internationally significant footwear collection. The film features excerpts from soundscapes that visitors could access via headphones in the Northampton gallery space. You can see and hear more at fionacandy.uk/blog/
Special thanks for original music within soundscapes:
‘Komorebi’: ‘Ferma la Danza’ and ‘Scape #001’ pietrobonanno.it
‘Shake the Rhythm’ jamendo.com/en/artist/434306/kevin-dietrich