The Sound of That Place
The Sound of That Place is a film and audio soundscape of Crossness Nature Reserve, Bexley and the nearby Ridgeway that collages 8 people’s unique perspectives taken through films, photos, narration and interviews as they were invited to walk independently in the area and to respond to their environment. The digital works are the result of 10 consecutive months of frequenting and documenting the sounds, feel and visual fabric of the area as new discoveries shift into focus with the changing seasons. The digital work can be watched online at home, bringing the outdoors in or it can be listened to on a personal mobile device with headphones in the Nature Reserve itself.
Crossness Nature Reserve is sandwiched between industrial units and the Thames on the periphery of London town. It is accessible by train from Belvedere station via a footpath from Norman Road, or along the Thames Path, or by walking along the Ridgeway from Plumstead Train station.
About the artist
Rhiannon is a visual artist based in South East London. Throughout her practice she responds to the textural materiality of being in her environment, working across mediums to tell stories of micro-interactions, observations and memories that bond a sense of self with the slippery meshy-ness of being part of a physical and felt world.
She works with film, static images and audio recordings as ongoing snapshots of the mundane yet magical connections between mind, eye and the physically-ness of the world as she encounters it. These visual records are sliced and layered together to create soundscapes, short audio-visual films, or become stimuli for sculptures, installations or works on paper.
Rhiannon is Co-Founder and runs Surface Matters, a peer led platform formed in 2019 that explores human connections to space, place, being and making. Rhiannon studied BA Textiles at Goldsmiths College, University London where she is undertaking her MFA. She is a graduate of the Florence Trust Residency program (2019), London Creative Network Space Studios (2019) and has undertaken residencies in Denmark (2018), Toma Rum Sweden, and been commissioned by Signal Film and Media (2021), Festival Stoke (2020), Big Family Press Heritage Program, South London Gallery, (2019).