…to celebrate the launch of the Footwear Research Network by Dr Alexandra Sherlock, who is based at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. See more about the Network here.
And the video below shows an example of some of my own footwear research: recording the sounds of footfall during the development process of ‘Making Presence Felt’, back in 2015. A commission by Northampton Museums and Art Gallery.
Many thanks to Fitchett Proll Dance in Preston, Lancashire, for giving access to the dance sessions and allowing me to make these recordings.
Above: rhythm and shoes – at tap school.
Below: the typewriter piece I made, was inspired by the audio recording of the dance session. I heard the rhythmic tapping combinations of left and right as 0’s and 1’s: an acoustic form of binary communication…
To extend the reach and impact of the gallery presentation a short, experimental film was created: a collaboration with director Mark Gill and The Chase Films,
You can watch the film here.
Earphones are recommended for dynamic, immersive sound.
Some visitor comments about the gallery experience can be found here