Blodeuwedd

Newall, Helen and Lauke, Karen (2010) Blodeuwedd. Secret Light Garden, 8-9 October 2010, Pembrokeshire, South Wales.

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Abstract

'Blodeuwedd' was an audio-visual installation created out of a site responsive text written by Helen NEWALL to be performed for recording and then manipulated by a sound artist, Karen Lauke. It consisted of a poem written out from the Welsh myth of Blodeuwedd, the woman made of flowers, who is turned to an owl for her infidelity. The visual installation, designed by NEWALL, consisted of bunches of blue and white flowers wrapped around a large cedar tree with fairy lights, to be reminiscent of a car-crash shrine currently proliferating at our roadsides. The tree itself formed a small glade surrounded by ground cover and bushes. A series of eight small speakers were concealed in the flowers. Above, in the tree, was a large owl made of LED lights which lit the space. Lauke's soundscape included overlapping voices and haunting owl calls. Research questions included: how might a fractured narrative be embedded into a visual installation and combine with it to create a coherent mythic narrative for audiences?

Item Type: Show/Exhibition
Additional Information: Findings: audiences were certainly intrigued, and whilst a 'walk-through' installation had been prepared, people tended to stay to hear the whole cycle indicating that they were more than prepared to listen to a fractured narrative and create for themselves the whole story. Audio/Visual Installation
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
Divisions: Performing Arts
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Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2011 14:55
URI: http://repository.edgehill.ac.uk/id/eprint/2377

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