This work is an ode to water: an 8 channel audio installation for the 8 months of lockdown/opening up/lockdown in Melbourne in 2020. It’s about the water that puts out fires and maintains life, and the much needed buoyancy that even a cup of tea can bring. With recordings made in kitchens, baths, pools, and bays within and outside of the 5km bubble from the artist’s home. This work documents and immerses the listener in the daily water that helped to ease the anxiety and uncertainty of that year, and the wide expanses escaped to as soon as travel outside their suburb and then the city, was permitted.
Bubble was commissioned by Starlings Spatial Sound Collective and premiered at McLelland Sculpture Park in February 2021.