About this event:
[3.09.19] Visual and environmental artist AlanJames Burns, collaborating with Creswell Crags Museum & Heritage Centre, has announced the first British presentation of his immersive psychoacoustic sound artwork, Entirely Hollow Aside From the Dark. Created by Burns in collaboration with writer Sue Rainsford and sound editor Ian Dunph, the work aims to break down the stigma surrounding mental illness and encourage environmental sustainability.
Creswell Crags recently hit international headlines after the discovery of hundreds of witches’ marks, thought to be the biggest concentration of apotropaic marks ever found in the UK. The collection was another huge find for the world-renowned, award-winning heritage site which is already on the UK’s tentative list for nomination for World Heritage Site status.
Burns will install a new version of his unique experience specifically created for the site’s cultural significance. Using the cave as a physical metaphor for the mind, the cavern personifies the consciousness of Mother Earth as she struggles with her worsening mental health, brought on by the human distressing of her body. In the darkness, an audible inner dialogue echoing Mother Earth’s thoughts and regrets unfold and a symphony of choreographed sounds shifts around the cave mirroring processes of the human mind.
Performances of Entirely Hollow Aside From the Dark will take place on the evenings of 3 – 7 September. For further information, visit the event website here.