Bassline: London

Miller, Graeme (2009) Bassline: London. [Show/Exhibition]


Bassline is a ‘city-specific’ large-scale sound and video installation that is recreated for specific spaces, in which a series of projections reveal the surrounding urban landscape as seen by a chain of 10-15 walkers and a bass player. Bassline London is the second version (after Bassline Vienna) of the installation, documenting a single 40 minutes of city life intersected and memorised by 14 people. An audio-video work occupying the whole space of an underground car park of the Barbican Centre.

The exposure of a line of individual walkers to their passing landscape produces a panoptic trace of the City in time. Bassline is a record of this captured material that is unique to the location, to the people walking and to the time in which it has taken place.

Audiences see and hear the recorded testimonies of an hour-long walk made by the participants accompanied by a solo bass line. The piece reveals participants' memories, associations and perceptions of the area, capturing its unseen characteristics. Bassline is a formal exposition of momentary perception and layered meaning in the urban environment and a meditation on pedestrian poetics which occupied the whole space of an underground car park of the Barbican Centre.

Venue Details

  1. Bassline: London
    • Location: Barbican Centre (Car Park 5)
    • Dates: 9th-27th July 2009

Item Type: Show/Exhibition
Research Areas: A. > School of Media and Performing Arts
A. > School of Media and Performing Arts > Performing Arts > Centre for Research into Creation in the Performing Arts (ResCen)
Item ID: 3355
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Depositing User: Lucia Piquero
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2010 10:02
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2023 11:14

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