single channel video / stereo sound
filmed on Orford Ness - a spit of land on the suffolk coast with a rich history, including its use as a development site for military technologies - for which many of its now abandoned unique buildings were constructed. It is now a nature reserve - plants, birds and insects reclaiming it, slowly.
Anyone who visits experiences the low hum caused by the action of waves and nearby shipping on the pebble sea banks, the tonal signals of 'cobra mist' antennas and the unknown source of the locations signature sound - a very low frequency drone.
This film was made during a residency on the ness and features the restricted 'operations / radio' building and a sound recording made inside one of the two pagodas (used for testing experimental explosives).
The sound and the image are equally important and care should be taken to ensure appropriate speakers or headphones are used when exhibited.
murmuration, Glenshee, Scotland
Sonic Curiosities, Berlin
Iklectik Art Space, London
Segnali Film Festival, Italy
Fuse Art Space, Bradford, UK
Newcastle University, UK