I am very pleased to have been selected to take part in ALL2016 in October of this year. My piece – Simon Says – uses text as speech, speech as sonic trigger and text as CCTV annotation to tell the story of the water flowing below and sometimes along the streets of Cambridge, and which culminates in participants manipulating water flow using sound frequencies.
The project takes its name from a significant city resident who quietly and invisibly ensures that Cambridge doesn’t drown in its own sewage. Simon Bunn is the Sustainable Drainage Officer for Cambridge City Council, whom I interviewed last year when researching the man-made water courses in the city. This interview forms the basis of the trail