The nightingale assimilated into our psyche. It is for many places the signifier of spring, one of the loudest singing birds with a complex song sung day and night, it announces itself through sound and yet is incredibly hard to spot. Nesting low to the ground in bushes it is also vulnerable.
It was the first bird I recorded here and I have been visiting the same spots recording for the past 3 years, so possibly recording the same bird over that period of time too.
For this work I recorded on one walk in 2020 three Nightingales . Using the recurring motif of each of these birds repertoire I woodcut a large panel from the sonogram and have composed these along the 10 meter print. Over laying the sounds on the front and back of the works. The viewer entered through the print and walked its length . The QR codes of each of the birds were in the space inviting the viewer to play the sounds on their phones into the gallery space.
ASC Lambeth County Court London
Without Horizon without shore I @ geographies of print Collective.