Leviathan: The Wave

Oxford Light Festival, Oxford War Memorial | 2017 Live Art Digital with: Colin Potter, Ocean Networks Canada, Voices Unlimited, and the Pit Rivers Museum. Video: http://keir.xyz/wave_light 

‘A timber wave breaking on the stone monument emitting a whispered conversation and sound, building to a cacophony of noise, then, subsiding to a susurration. Lights illuminate the nest casting shadows that play across the floor surrounding the structure. Borne on the haphazard wave, a transparent vessel carries miniature figures and the narrative of local and international communities into the future.’  

Joe Fairweather-Hole Festival Guide

Led by Joe Fairweather-Hole our collective created this narrative focused iteration of the Leviathan’s temple for the 2017 Oxford Light Festival. It was installed at the War Memorial in Central Oxford for three days. Using materials from the Pit Rivers Museum, live, long-wave radio recordings, sculpture and digital scenography this residency focused on the themes of migration, loss, and the futures of our sea that formed from our previous work in the arctic.

In Association with Ian Nolan Events, with special thanks to Oxford City Council, Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford Wood Recycling, Voices Unlimited, Ocean Networks Canada and Colin Potter.