KEIRA J. SIMMONS
Need a minute?
QR-based sound installation, creator, 2021
Need a minute? is a series of 6 short sound pieces written for quiet places throughout the Wheatsheaf Hotel. Posters around the pub each ask a question, a challenge, and invite patrons to take a moment to reflect on their state of mind, follow a QR code and listen. Each sound piece is comprised of layered, textural vocal and synth drones, based around one note in the C whole tone scale, creating a sense of blurry rest. Beginning with a recording of an empty Wheaty in pre-covid times, the pieces begin by placing listeners in their embodied location, then moving them to various abstract watery spaces. Need a minute to find an answer? Listen in, maybe you’ll find it here.
Need a minute? exhibited at the Wheatsheaf Hotel during May 2021 as part of the group exhibition "In No Particular Order". If you look carefully, you can still find some of the pieces there. Or follow the links below to hear each piece individually.