Late night, with headphones, in completely utterly dark room, with some space to move.
by Hofesh Shechter
A sound installation for one audience member in a completely dark room.
In 2011, Fuel commissioned a series of podcasts from different artists inspired by their favourite everyday
moment, designed to be listened to at a particular time and in a particular place.
Hofesh Shechter’s podcast, designed to be listened to alone, in a dark space, is an invitation to move without
inhibition – the way you always wished you could when no one is watching.
In autumn, Hofesh Shechter will present #HOFEST, a 4 week long season of performances giving audiences the opportunity to experience the breadth of Hofesh Shechter Company’s work in some of the capitals leading arts organisations and most iconic venues. As part of the season we present the podcast he created for our series Everyday Moments as a short, immersive installation for one audience member at a time.
Originally produced part of Everyday Moments podcasts, produced in collaboration with Roundhouse Radio. Originally funded by Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and Arts Council England. Presented as part of #HOFEST with the support of Sadler’s Wells and Pop Brixton.
Everyday Moments, 2011
We have commissioned a series of podcasts created especially for you to enjoy at a particular time and place.
Imagine there was a soundtrack to those small moments when you find yourself alone, brushing your teeth, in the bath, watching the rain stream down your living room window, or when you're tucked up in bed unable to sleep.
Artists making the podcasts with us were: Bobby Baker, Inua Ellams, Nic Green, John Hegley, Kazuko Hohki, Adrian Howells, Josie Long, Peggy Shaw, Hofesh Shechter, Lemn Sissay, Nick Whitfield and Melanie Wilson.
One podcast a month was released throughout 2011.
The series concludes with Everyday Moments 12: any old time when the shops are open, driving on a flyover, searching for Christmas presents by Bobby Baker.
This is available to listen to and download now - see below. Listening with headphones is highly recommended!
Guardian Culture podcasts and Time Out online will be hosting each podcast throughout 2011.
In collaboration with Roundhouse Radio
Funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and Arts Council England.