MICHAEL FAIRFAX

PUBLIC ARTIST, SCULPTOR, DESIGNER

     
             
BACK TO CAMERA OBSCURAS
STOLEN MOMENTS IN TIME
BACK TO SOUND
 
 

 

The sounds of Newbury Town and Greenham Common where recorded over a 6 month period to create an aural landscape that played out inside the fuel tank. The 60 foot long fuel tank was lined with speakers, utilising the shape of the interior to move the sound to various spaces inside the tank. The sounds recorded included: general street conversation, sky larks, gorse popping, dogs barking, an interview with the last Greenham Woman on site, people in shops, shopping centre musak and much much more. The inside of the tank was dark with the exception of a screen at the end, which held a pinhole image of the Common outside, spying on the inside whilst listening to the sounds of the outside. A total experience. 2001