GVG is delighted to announce that Liminal will be working on a new commissioned artwork for the inaugural Goonhilly Village Green. Liminal is a partnership between architect Frances Crow and sound artist and composer David Prior. Their work focuses on exploring the relationship between sound, listening and the environment. For Goonhilly Village Green, Liminal will bring the sound of the bells from the 5 parish churches onto this temporary ‘village green’ and in so doing, create a temporary ‘parish’. This notion comes from the premise that a parish can be said to be the zone in which the church bell can be heard.
Liminal explain: “Bells have had a central role in the formation and solidification of communities. They have an immense power to evoke, to impart a feeling of time passing, foster reminiscence and to consolidate an individual’s identification with an auditory site. The idea of a ‘Parish’ – a common device used to delineate territory while also defining a sacred community – is an articulation of acoustic space: the Parish can therefore be said to be the zone in which a church bell can be heard. This notion of ‘Parish’ as phonosphere is the point of departure for Of This Parish: a series of works that Liminal have carried out since 2013.”
Images: Liminal, ‘Of This Parish’, Sul, Portugal, 2013