The other Feet were very excited when I fed back to them about our meeting at Tallis, and ideas have been flying about thick and fast.....
Our sound designer, Guy, had ideas about soundscapes and sound tours, like creating a sound-tour for one person at a time, using bi-naural mics (special headphone microphones which record sound exactly as the listener hears it and roots the recording in a specific location). You can do clever tricks with bi-naural mics by recording the sound in a room or open space when there's activity going on, and then playing it back to another listener standing in the same spot through headphones when the room is empty - makes it sound like the space is still full of invisible people and activity.
I've been thinking about the potential of the tents that we've been using, for different scenographic interactive installations. (they're from IKEA: http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/20072454)
We've found them to be a really versatile material - you can cut them up, throw them around, squash them, put lights inside and make them glow....you can see some images of some of the things we've found they can do here... http://picasaweb.google.com/KamPraShots
What else can we do with them? I think that the white tent walls might make a great surface to project film or photography onto. What would happen if you projected different images onto all four walls of the tent? Could you make a panorama for someone inside? I think it's worth experimenting.
The tents are also really good for writing on with permanent markers. How could we use some tents to create a new, relaxing designated space for people to contemplate the notion of home, and also to record their thoughts at the same time? I was thinking about this installation by Helen Storey http://www.helenstoreyfoundation.org/mental_ex.htm# - a giant book whose pages got filled with the thoughts of everyone who encountered it over the lifespan of the installation.
We've also had a couple of conversations with a professional chef about how you'd make a feast. Could we make a "map of the world" feast, with foods from every continent? How might we utilise the recipes from around the world that pupils and parents at Tallis cook at home - and bring them all together?
Over and out.