The title of this work has been synthesised using references to geographical locations and the conceptual framework of the piece. It camouflages explicit details about the identities of the objects assembled in the room in an attempt to abstract them from the viewers' preconceived notions of their forms. Many of these objects will have experienced as much as you or I. As a fly on the wall or at the heart of a system, unable to communicate these moments literally to others - nevertheless, bearing the impacts of these experiences.
The objects stand in the performance space, abstracted from their purpose decided at their origin or mutation. Although this new arrangement has been dictated to them we are now able to observe them in a new situation, causing a shift in our perception of the objects. The piece takes its form as a collaborative performance between both object and human performers. Exhausting Burgway Ear-well invites the audience to consider a durational performance, one where a human presence is not always necessary. At points both object performers and human performers play together. Human performers drumming onto object performers. Either re-creating everyday rhythmic happenings translated through audio scores, pieced together from field recordings taken at the sight where the object performers were found. Or improvising rhythmic patterns with an attention to the tonal richness and resonances of the object performers. In other moments the human performers will leave the performance space, becoming absent, it's at this time that the object performers will continue the performance. No longer sounding but communicating with the audience through their presence in the room and the engraved physical impacts of past experiences. In these moments of the performance the object performers' ontology invites the audience to contemplate the objects' identities, in turn it allows us to question the importance (non-importance) of a human presence in a performance. The object performers are just as vital to the performance as the human performers, it simply involves a difference in approach to communicate with them.