Installation containing the audio diary of a future migrant as they deal with the effects of climate change, in particular, a rise in Wet Bulb Temperatures. It records their thoughts and feelings about living and working outside the city gates, how they are coping with living in slum conditions and the brutal nature of the manual work they have to do for poor wages.
The installation contains a tape player with their recorded dairy, a hacked radio player with a distorted radio station from the city and beyond, and light which pulses and cuts out with the intermittent nature of the power in the area.
The work is about what a potential near future might look like if climate change evolves to allow dangerous temperatures to rise and the gap between the rich and poor is allowed to continue to grow.
Ben Fredericks [Collaborations]
Mateus Domingos – Creative Technologist
Rebecca Harvey-Hobbs – Designer
Tassawar Yasin – The Migrant
Angel Rossell De Pablos – Sound Design
Les Hayden – Radio Music
Additional Sound Credits:
Higher resolution installation photographs are available upon request as well as a 3D scan of the installation.
All installation photography courtesy of Nick Hamer