Made during a Residency at The Sidney Nolan Trust, The Rodd, Near Presteigne, 2014.
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Hindwell Brook, Poplar and Hazel, 25m long.
The articulated tree moves with the flow of the river. A stand of very straight poplar trees had recently been felled on the river bank nearby. I worked with short sections of these trees, adapting a flexible joint that I had originally devised for ‘Passing through No Man’s Land’ in Fukuoka, Japan.
The sound of the river is taken from underwater via a length of plastic tube, mixed with the sound from above the surface. The faint sound of a quarry siren can be heard in the distance.