Sound Irrigation System
July 2017 | Exhibition Epitopou in International Art Residency | Andros, GREECE
Effie Halivopoulou and Tim Ward participated in Epitopou 2017, International Art Residency, Andros, on July 2017. They worked on an in situ installation in public space, reading performance and a video, still in progress. The outcome of their research was presented in Andros Festival. The artists explored the creative ideas of a sound irrigation system that does not crawl parallel to the soil but is rather elevated to work as an acoustic drawing in space. Through their in situ interactive installation, they created an interplay between culture and agriculture. The work explored sound as an element that is fundamentally in situ until it is captured (recorded), at which point the bond between the creative source and the sound itself is broken, leaving rich fragments of sound like memories of other spaces, times and actions. The reading performance was based on a text written by philosopher Theofilos Kairis, published in 1849, that describes art practices of its time. Duration 15’ and performed by a local actor“.