FOR PORTOBELLO, 2050 (2021)
Commissioned for Joppa Bandstand by Art Walk Porty Festival 2021 in September 2021 (more info, video and images below).
3minute excerpt below of 20minute sound performance work (headphones on)
Scientific estimates indicate that large sections of Portobello will be underwater by 2050. The beach will flood, and the streets around Figgate and Brunstane Burns will be affected by water levels rising. For Portobello, 2050, is a sound work positioning Joppa bandstand as a lookout, a place to witness, a place to meditate on the vulnerability of the human species. Created using sounds collected from Portobello beach alongside vocals, this intimate sound work creates a space to dwell on the past and project into the coming future of wet marshes, storm surges and salty soils as the sea rises.
Part of the 'Sea Change' strand, which focuses around environments for change and impending sea level rises in the build-up to COP26 in Glasgow in November, with a number of outdoor commissions that invite debate and exchange.
This work continues my research project Murky Horizons