'Array' seeks to be part intervention/installation, part sculpture, part participatory performance. Allowing those who participate, engage and respond to a work that utilises sound to create a site of emotion and memory. Sound samples collected during exploratory field recording visits to Weymouth and Portland are combined to create soundscapes that are drenched with the acoustic signatures of the area.
Using hand held dynamo power to emanate rather than receive sound. The tripodic sculptural works takes inspiration from, yet invert the idea of, acoustic field receivers and locators of the early to mid 20th century.
The work aims to locate the participants and audience in the moment of their experience whilst signalling their start or entry into the acoustic and emotional landscape of Weymouth and Portland.
Commissioned by LabCulture for the B-side festival and as part of the Maritime Mix 2012 Cultural Olympiad by the sea, Weymouth, Dorset, UK
Steve McPherson ©2012