Friday 21st May 2021 to
Saturday 12th June 2021
Ness is an immersive, 360 audio work, GPS located in the landscape at the ex-MOD site at Gunners Park, Shoeburyness.
Writer Robert Macfarlane, theatre-maker Zoë Svendsen and sound designer Carolyn Downing have collaborated to stage a re-imagining of Robert’s book, Ness (Hamish Hamilton, 2019) written in collaboration with the artist Stanley Donwood.
The sonic, theatre work is experienced through headphones and invites audiences to listen to the landscape reveal its past, as we witness the physical remnants of that history being reclaimed by nature.
The work is designed as a solitary experience, with all the equipment to experience the work fully provided.
Photo: Ness, Mark Massey for Estuary 2021
IT - Amanda Lawrence
SHE - Naana Agyei-Ampadu
HE -Zubin Varla
THEY - Joy Richardson
AS - All
ENGINEER - Esh Alladi
PHYSICIST - Milo Harries
BOTANIST - Ellie Kendrick
ORNITHOLOGIST - Jack Bardoe
App development: Soda
Estuary 2021 and the artists have worked in close partnership with Essex Wildlife Trust and Southend-on-Sea Borough Council.
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