Gauld Architecture, 110 Foundling Court, The Brunswick Centre (Entrance 3), Marchmont Street, WC1N 1AN
Event Saturday 6pm
Dark Quartet, Titan. Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech
A performance linked to Julie Hill’s exhibition ‘Deserts on the moons of other planets’ (23 Mar – 24 Apr 2017) that deployed the Modernist architecture of the Brunswick Centre as a science-fiction inspired mise-en-scène, based on the deserts of the Saturnian moon Titan. Inspired by Antonioni’s soundtrack ‘The Chant of the Rocks’ (The Red Desert) and the phenomenon of ‘singing sands’ found in various deserts, ‘Dark Quartet’ sees singers give voice to the singing hydrocarbon sands of Titan’s dune lands. The viewer is invited into an otherworldly landscape, activated by a performance that highlights the otherworldly qualities and psychological dimension of the architecture.