AV_10 was a collaborative night of experimental audio-visual works hosted by Bloc Studios in December 2010
The night gave audiences a chance to engage with immersive explorations of communication through sound alongside a screening of short films all thematically based on the work and quotations of Samuel Beckett and J.G.Ballard.
Tom Sparks’s and Lizzie Hefferin’s ‘A Conversation Among Ruins’ is an invitation to become immersed in a multichannel sound piece with an installation, which questions the validity and usefulness of words. A response to a Samual Beckett quote; “words are an unnecessary stain on silence and nothingness”.
The piece is a physical and audible account of the breakdown of a man’s marriage, as he realises the breakdown of his own mental state. The audience is submerged in the event through a multi channel sound piece, and urged to look among his belongings to understand his story as it is told around them.
BELOW: A video of “A Conversation Among Ruins”. The installation piece we created for AV_10
Here’s a video of all the pieces of work that were involved in AV_10 at Bloc Studios