Circling the Drain

Circling the Drain, performance at Well Projects, Margate, as part of I’m in the bath on all fours, toward blue water (my nose is bleeding)

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Circling the Drain sound bath, with sculpture by Hannah Rowan

 

‘Punctuated by the soft crackle of underwater sonic space and modulated by both the fleshy and the technological; the sound baths presented by SHELL LIKE – featuring works by Alex Borkowski, Leyla Pillai and Madeleine Stack – flow through the gallery. This trilogy of slippery narratives guides the listener, sharpening their ears to achieve a trance-like state, pulling them by wet hair into a lake – hands circling lilac bath waters – as the conditions for life are rebuilt. Encircling words and their sonic counterparts imagine bodies which stand with one foot in an organic puddle, the other in a synthetic slipstream. In these audio works  – as in the work of Hannah Rowan – geological time, the synthetic and the organic converge in deep bodies of water.’ (Well Projects)