Site Specific Installation, Sound and Performance
x-church, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire
The Rehearsal is an installation consisting of an assemblage of found materials, sound and performance. It was constructed in the vast nave of St John the Divine’s church in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire as part of a group show in May 2022. This work considers the significant role that marshland plays in protecting and sustaining human and non-human environments and ecologies. Using ephemeral materials from Lincolnshire’s vulnerable marshlands, it expresses something of the self-organising properties of the dynamic marshland itself.
As an ‘on-the-point-of-collapse’ assemblage, The Rehearsal, relies on the intra- connectedness of all its elements, including viewers’ amended behaviour to exist and function. In this work, all elements are united and mutually dependent. Its precarity acts as reminder of the urgency and fragility of today’s historic moment but also for the need for political and social transformation.
Rehearsing Sound 4:19
In search for an encounter with more-than-human, I turn to the unseen to heighten the process of sensing. From this viewpoint, it is easy to see that the world is not things, but processes, transformation, shapeshifting, and slowly morphing habits, teaming multitudes and multiplicity. I realise that the land moves through me more than I move through it. Agency is altered from within this relationship. I wonder how pourus I can become.