filigree traces

images c/o Bart Photography


images c/o the artist

filigree traces was commissioned as part of Sanctuary 2021, and was a site-specific, participative walking-in-sound work designed to encourage visitors to engage with the shapes, forms, patterns and experience of their environment and how they might think through and explore these in sound and body.

Distributed around the park, in fixed and contrasting locations that required exploring different environments, were a series of music boxes that visitors could either find by chance or use a map to locate. Visitors were given a roll of music box paper and a hole punch to use to document their journey through the park in whatever way they wished; they could then play these at each of the music boxes they found. The intention – through both the action of participants and the fixed music box stations – was to create soft, slender traces and fragments of sound and music that permeated the park, catching the ear of visitors as they moved through their surroundings and shaping their audiovisual experience of the environment.