www.fpg.org.uk/exhibition/echoes-in-the-fossils/?fbclid=IwAR28czg2PAVFLDk0wZ9M1MqW3EVt5MapUIy_ZzfR8ShD3rQRw2fyNCNkB9w. Accessed 9.1.22/ 22.1.22/ 23.1.22
Echoes in the FossilsKelly Ann Buckley (K-A-B)Mon 11 Oct to Sun 16 Jan 2022‘FPG Sounds’, a year-long online project to support the development of new sound works by artist from or based in Southend-on-Sea.
In this five-part audio-visual work, Southend-based artist Kelly Ann Buckley (K-A-B) looks at the parallels between the devastation of a rich Mesolithic landscape lost to the North Sea 8,000 years ago and the potential disasters of the current climate emergency, which looks set to significantly impact parts of the world, including Essex, by 205
Will we listen when it is too late? 6m20s static image biaudial recording
This is an inderesting presrpective, not only in the way t is recorded - through biaural mics which means the viewr recieves a full, surround sound and can place sounds in front, behind adn to the side as the mics are set up this way. It reminds me of the Katrina Palmer walk, except its better, better becuase it captures the essence of the whole of the flood plain, and caputres it technically well. It does justice to the essence of this area of South Essex, the use of imagery to place the recordings is intersting and as the veiwer listens and sees the flood plin area where the recording was captured, it allows the mind to ponder - is it too late, will these sounds like Doggerland soon be underwater.
A few years ago, when I was researching a piece that Iwas developing I looked at a flood map, I am very familiar with teh flood plains around this area, how floods have affected this area in south essex. The 1953 flood taking the lives of 58 people on Canvey Island when the north sea surged and broke through the creeek just to the east of the first recording on Two tree Island - the island is split nature reserve managed by two councils. There is large car park, it was the site footage that I used for the second stanza and is a place of solitude and then enjoyment.
The time the artist has visited in the early part of the piece are typical times when locals would be out for a stroll, up to everyday activities and as the artist moves towards Southend, it becomes more evident of the out of towners visiting. The chalk well beach captures the wind, the tip tapping of the creatures around their experience in terms of the sounds they are making with the earth.