Collaboration with Patricia Azevedo (Brazil)
Individual audio recordings were made by residents and visitors in rural Northumberland. Descriptions of views stripped of their visual referents, they are played out as monologue, chatter or cacophony. Forced together, they become a fictitious community, though a sense of isolation persists. As the light diminishes they take on other connotations; stars, souls, cities – though these romantic readings are undercut by the ordinariness of the speech they transmit. In the dark, and with a strong wind blowing, the poor shelter provided by the ‘cave’ posits the countryside as something much less hospitable than that described by the voices.