SLOW TIME, 2019
4 channel sound, duration: 1 hour 5 minutes
Speaker encased in ice, amplifier, white noise
Slow Time is a three part sound installation presented within the London Canal Museum’s public exhibition spaces and the unique former ice well in the basement. With reference to the building’s former uses, the installation features multi-channel sound compositions consisting of close-up recordings of ice melting and forming; field recordings from an ice manufacturers and an ice skating rink, along with recordings made on the Regent’s Canal. Recordings were also made site-specifically within the extraordinary architecture of the Victorian ice well. A loudspeaker encased within ice plays white noise, gradually melting and becoming louder throughout the duration of the exhibition.
With kind support from Café OTO
Commissioned by London Canal Museum / Emerge Festival
Photos by Cristina Pedreira Pérez