A mass of broken blue-slate is strewn around the space as if washed into place by a long dried up river. As the clock chimes the hour a sequence of sixty hushed spoken exchanges, timed to the divisions of the clock, begin. Whispered phrases gather in intensity second by second creating rhythmic speech patterns that send a wash of sound rippling around the walls. Rising up from beneath the voices, a soundscape evolves, resonant of patterns in nature and cycles of growth and decay.
IOU present Long Division at Mill Hill Chapel as part of Leeds Lit Fest 2020. Experience this haunting sound installation in one of Leeds' most historic landmarks.
Long Division was devised and made by artists Dan Morrison, Louise Oliver, Chris Squire and David Wheeler. The soundscape was created by Dan Morrison with text by Louise Oliver.The installation is free to enter and will be open daily from Thursday 5 March to Sunday 8 March, 1pm to 6pm.
Leeds Lit Fest is a literature festival like no other. Now in it's second year, the programme for 2020 sees 100 literature-based events over 5 days.