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.
Images by Alexander Brattell