100 Seconds to Midnight

100 Seconds To Midnight, 2021, is an experimental series of six soundscapes, created using field recordings and photographs captured at ten-kilometre intervals, during my two-hundred-and-twenty-kilometre journey cycling around London.

Following The Capital Ring, one of Transport for London’s walking and cycling routes, I pass through suburban streets, shopping centres, ancient woodland, and historic landfill sites, and reflect upon author, Iain Sinclair’s, 2002 observation of the city as “mall-virus, landscape consumerism, retail landfill”, in the context of current environmental tipping points.

You are invited to listen and consider the relationships between consumer culture and environmental change.

A new soundscape will be released online each Saturday, at 100 seconds to midnight, from the 18th September to 24th October 2021. Headphones or high quality speakers are recommended.

Commissioned for the Central Saint Martins and  MullenLowe Group NOVA X exhibition.

The next soundscape will be released on 23/10/21 23:58:20

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Map data shows: my cycling route around London; high street boundaries; landfill sites; and rivers and sea flood risk zones. Courtesy of the Greater London Authority and the Environment Agency. Contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0. http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/3/