The offing is the part of the sea visible from shore but beyond anchoring ground. ‘Someone who was watching out for a ship to arrive would first see it approaching when it was ‘in the offing’ and expected to dock before the next tide. ‘The offing’, although more usually used in the context of ships […]
“For our 10th Assembly event, four Sheffield based artists have each been paired up with an artist in Istanbul. Plunged into the unknown within a pen-pal type relationship, the expectation has been to create work with someone they have never met.
The General Situation is a video work that experiments with temporary minimal electronic interventions into the landscape. It documents the installation of a number of small light sources on Chesil Beach beneath a Jurassic period cliff top. Each light source switches on and off to its own time schedule, creating a semi-random pattern of lights […]
This piece consists of Glen Campbell’s version of Wichita Lineman played through a sequence of reverb filters.
Tuning a long-wave radio makes audible the atmospheric conditions that are the basis of radio broadcasting, as the radio receiver interprets the spaces between stations as broadcasts in themselves.
This piece was developed to accompany a live performance by sound artist Neil Webb at Consortium in Amsterdam. It combines natural and urban imagery and develops into an ambient, non-narrative counterpoint to the sound work.
Long Wave Goodbye is a development of previous work that used radio static. The idea that analogue radio signals, long used to communicate telegrams and for commercial broadcasts, will eventually be phased out in favour of digital signals has been a recent preoccupation of my work in sound. The experience of ‘tuning’, the making-audible of […]
Patterns of Interference by Michael Day