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|Creators:||WRIGHT, Ron and GENT, Susannah|
Presented at DeIndustrialisation and its Aftermath conference, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. 1-4 May 2014
I was invited to chair a session on Post-industrial sound along with archeologists: Dr Hilary Orange , honorary research associate, UCL Jeff Benjamin, Michigan University As part of this seminar I presented a version of "The Blast" as a work in progress Link:https://vimeo.com/91076631 The password is: rws1973
This ten minute film is an enquiry into the process and interpretation of industrial decomposition. It explores the evolution of a unique “alien” habitat that does not occur anywhere else in Britain. A rare community of plants and animals depend on this sensitive Magnesian limestone based ecosystem.
“The Blast” is a work in progress documenting a chemical beach used as a dumping ground for the waste from the four collieries in the town of Seaham Harbour, Co. Durham. My interest was ignited on finding that it was used as a location for the penal colony of the Hollywood film “Alien 3” suggesting a sense of otherliness.
It is now a regenerated wildscape with distinctive features and a rich history. I have captured footage from this region. The sound track is composed from the environmental data of the field recordings using specialised recording techniques including geophonic hydrophonic, airborne and structural recordings. Su Gent was the editor of the film.
|Additional Information:||Presented at CHAT 2012, the CHAT Olympiad, University of York, 16th - 18th November 2012. Organised by The Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology and York Archaeological Trust|
|Research Institute, Centre or Group:||Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Art and Design Research Centre|
|Date:||3 May 2014|
|Deposited By:||Ron Wright|
|Deposited On:||30 Jun 2015 08:13|
|Last Modified:||30 Jun 2015 08:13|
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