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Date uploaded: May 18, 2016

In Certain Places has announched the launch of 'Homing', a new interactive sound art work created by artists Jen Southern and Sam Thulin with the Media Innovation Studio at University of Central Lancashire. Based on the original letters of soldiers from the trenches of WW1, Homing uses sound to make connections at a distance; between presence and absence, people and place, displacement and home.

At the Roll of Honour, a sound composition from the cemeteries at the Somme can be heard, with all the sensory qualities of the local conditions; wind, rain, whistling, stonework. Out on the Flag Market, these sounds give way to fragments of stories from the men in the trenches.

Approaching the Cenotaph, the soldiers’ words are disrupted by ever intensifying GPS interference. This distant, targeting technology of modern day warfare, creates a sonic fog through which individual voices can no longer be heard, reflecting the difficulty of communication through the constant battle between signal and noise.

Homing is a special commission by In Certain Places and Preston Remembers, developed with the support of the Lancashire Infantry Museum, Harris Museum & Art Gallery,  Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts and the Centre for Mobilities Research at the University of Lancaster.

The launch event takes place Wednesday 25th of May 2016 from 5pm - 6.30pm at the Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Preston. There will be

refreshments and an opportunity to meet the artists, hear more about the project and sample the work.

For more information click here.

Homing by Jen Southern and Sam Thulin

Homing by Jen Southern and Sam Thulin