Eavesdropping is an interactive installation designed to encourage reflection on our very human understandings of nature and its sonic landscape. Suspended in a tree, the sculpture presents samples of environmental sound and noises that you may expect to hear from within a home. The samples only play when someone approaches one of the birdboxes and attempts to listen (or eavesdrop) to what is inside.
Commissioned by Sound UK in June 2013, Eavesdropping toured Wiltshire, Devon and Cornwall in the summer along with The Paths We Tread. I worked with local arts producers Beaford Arts, Carn to Cove, and Pound Arts to take contemporary sound art and installations into rural locations. Sound artists Leslie Deere and Mark Anderson also toured new commissions.
See Run Riot’s preview of the tour.
Hear Resonance FM’s interview with the other artists and I in anticipation of the tour.