Shock Corridor was a sound installation that engaged with the RELAY project space at Bricks Bristol as a site specific context. The installation used the 24m length of the space and the aspect of the windows onto St Anne’s, to create a sonic landscape that frames the story of a gigantic alien cloud that appears above the earth, blocks out the sun and tries to suffocate the planet. Based on Fred Hoyles’ 1957 Science Fiction novel The Black Cloud, the narrative used field recordings and site-specific research to transform the space into a speculative ‘corridor’ within a scientific building in which a communication apparatus attempts to make contact with the cloud that appears to have an agency of its own, transforming St Anne’s into a landscape of ecological disaster.
This residency is part of the development phase of a larger site-specific installation inspired by The Black Cloud.
19th November - 11th December 2021.