CLUSTER is a collaboration between artists Naomi Frears, Alice Mahoney and artist-musician SJ Blackmore, as part of the Flamm festival.
The work explores the relationship between repetition and change. Combining established and unconventional cyclical markers around Redruth – from the regular pulse of the clocktower every 15 min to the weekly bin lorry – sound, video, and sculpture will interact to shape a new portrait of the town through its rhythms. Using solenoids to reveal and activate sound electronically, we have collected a range of notes and tones – a new and curious scale – stimulated by no longer silent sculptural objects. This unique modular ensemble combining found and made sculptural objects and the sounds they generate are in conversation with moving image. The soundscape of the 15 minute work moves from restrained and rhythmic to rich and harmonic. There will be small shifts to the work throughout the day.
Image: Nick Cooney