Duplicate (No one will drink the water of your well if you yourself do not drink it) – Byzantia Harlow Artist, Nick Murray Sound Artist
Duplicate (No one will drink the water of your well if you yourself do not drink it) is an exhibition by Byzantia Harlow and the culmination of a nine month period of research. The exhibition, comprised of sculpture and video, used the metaphor of sustenance from an impure source to question what is genuine and what is artificial – whether truth really matters when both can give pleasure.
Byzantia invited Nick to collaborate on a series of workshops with the local community, exploring storytelling, non-vocal communication and gestural sound generation. Using the original instrumentation and recorded sounds from local residents, Nick Murray performed a live score to accompany the video work in the exhibition. Created as a durational performance, the score changed with each repetition of the video to highlight the sonic representations of discrete gestures throughout the work.