The Public Record (2002)
Description of the Work: Historic and present archives and publicly-owned clutter are brought to light through the process of creating a soundtrack for the missing hour between Greenwich Mean and British Summer Time. Jo Mayes, Nic Sandiland and Jerome Fletcher act as guides to the process of accumulation, editing and presentation within the framework of a day in the basement of the Greenwich Dance Agency (previously Greenwich Borough Hall).
The basement was home to a collection of old vinyl records from an ex-council library, unlistened to and potentially never to be heard again. Throughout the day of the exhibition members of the public were each invited to pick a record, carry it upstairs to the "listening booth" and have 10 seconds of their chosen track sampled live onto computer. The participants were asked to describe why they chose their track and were recorded making a live introduction to their choice. The participants were then asked to return the record to the basement. In the basement were the pieces of collaborators Nic Sandiland (a movement-controlled digital clock projection creating a time-line of the "missing" hour between GMT and British Summer Time) and Jerome Fletcher (found text, digital remix).
Showing: Rescen Nightwalking Conference 2002