An audio walk for one

The Archives Project is a series of audio walks created for specific neighbourhoods, which contemplate the connections between time, place, event and memory. Equipped with headphones and an mp3 player as their guide, participants walk unaccompanied through quiet streets immersed in a sound world that uncannily knits the present with the past, fact with fiction, and memory with imagination. Created in part from interviews with local residents and in part from a range of field recordings which have been processed, cut up, and rearranged; pre-recorded sounds intermingle with the here-and-now, memory and imagination merge, fact blurs with fiction, and time and place are uncannily reconfigured. Quiet streets are layered with recollections both strange and familiar, and unassuming doorways are suddenly imbued with the sense of what may lie behind.



Newport Archives a permanent work for The Substation, Newport.

FREE, Bookings available by appointment at The Substation                                             

Creator/Director: Tamara Saulwick, Audio Design: Joe Talia .                                          


Seddon Archives was created for the Big West Festival 2011.                           

ARTISTS / Creator/Director Tamara Saulwick, Audio Design Peter Knight,         

Visual Artist Susan Purdy, Performance Rachael Dyson-McGregor

Photos: Tirese Ballard