The Illusion of Conscious Thought (2018)
1st-30th September 2018, East Hill and West Hill funicular lifts, Hastings
The Illusion Of Conscious Thought is a two-part sound installation commissioned for the East and West Hill funicular lifts in Hastings. The work comments on regeneration and social mobility in two contrasting parts of Hastings.
Materials: 2-part sound installation for East Hill lift (Rock-A-Nore) and West Hill (George Street) in Hastings, with singers, voice actors and sound effects. Created with Zoom F5, Logic Pro and RX 5 Audio Editor. Equipment: Custom ‘up’ and ‘down’ doorbell trigger, UE Boom speaker, Adafruit Audio FX sound board, RavPower bank, custom lift signs and tannoy box.
Team: Lead artist & composer: Emily Peasgood. Tannoy box fabrication and installation support: Gary Perkins. Voice actors: Train Operator: Larry Dobin. Passengers: Dan Wright-Hadley, Jason Hodgson, Kate Harwood, Khusro Jaleel, Laura Peirce, Liz Crudgington, Mark Holihan, Nicolette Loizou, Nick Page, Shantanna Jasmin, Susie Darnton & Theresa Smith.
Commissioned by artist and curator Greig Burgoyne and Sweet and Dandy for Coastal Currents Arts Festival, an annual celebration of arts and culture across Hastings and St Leonards.
Images by Alexander Brattell
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