Leavings is an interactive installation using rubbish collected from the local area. This will be repurposed into a sculpture which will reside in front of my house in Loughborough.
The aims of this installation are to create an immersive & meditative environment that is accessible, fun and inspiring; whilst also challenging the neighbourhood and the wider community to consider the environmental impact that we are having on the planet.
This installation responds to human interaction. A proximity sensor will be mounted on a board at the front of my home which will trigger audio samples. These sounds are produced from recordings of the litter being cut, compressed, dropped, or manipulated. The intention is to emulate sounds found in nature - from the gentle blowing of the wind through the leaves to the song of a morning bird. These soundscapes will also have binaural properties, and thus serve as gentle mediations, which are enjoyed alongside a corresponding colour to match the mood.
These photos are a work in progress from my studio and represent phase one of the project. The final install will take place on Burton Street in Loughborough and grow organically across the whole month of July 2021.