reverberations
(Events and Live Works, Public Art)

 

keywords

reverberations, events, live art, performance, site-responsive, video projection, soundscape, boat trip, river tawe, harpist, music, participatory, environmental, catalogue

links

locws international

here nor there - locws

international lighthouse day

helwick painting by Michael Lees

category

search

Creative Commons License

 

River tawe, a contemporary waste

.. we move onwards as far as the boat can go before being
too shallow and too crowded with new waste. A contemporary dumping ground of cars & supermarket trolleys..

to find ourselves mesmerised by rippling harp strings and reflective patterns of light as Nia plays Hasselmans 'La source' a tribute to the river.


for Tawe

for Tawe (3.3MB)

the journey ends


Tawe car

Tawe car (2.9MB)

submerged..

'you could look at it as a way of bringing back the poetry of beauty to Hafod, the area of the city that was at the heart of the industries here, and is now very depressed.

Hafod is remembered in recent history for its enormous slag heap of poisonous waste. However in the 18th century it was considered one of the most beautiful spots in Wales (the name means 'Summer Meadow'). Poems were written to the beauty
of the place, the most famous of which reads;

'Delightful Hafod, most serene abode,
Thou sweet retreat, fit mansion for a God.'

Andrew Deathe, Swansea Museum.

 

 

interfaces of location and memory