'Stone Ghosts'

Clancy, Tony and Adcock, Mike (2017) 'Stone Ghosts'. In: ASLE UKI / LAND2 conference, 6- 8th September 2017, Sheffield Hallam Uni. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This s a short extract from the video 'Stone Ghosts' by Tony Clancy (2017), with music by Mike Adcock. The video is informed by previous experimental work into the sounds made by rocks for a project for the Biosemiotoics project at University of Gloucestershire, and builds on recent research by Paul Devereux and Jon Wozencraft on a hypothesis that the Welsh bluestone rocks that form part of Stonehenge were considered sacred because of their particular sonic qualities, musical notes when struck. 'Stone Ghosts' uses rocks taken from (and later returned to) a quarry in Wales that has been positively identified as a source of these bluestones. It references key myths about rocks and humans (e.g. Sisyphus, Medusa) and visual explorations of stone circles.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Video film Stone Ghosts presented as part of the paper. Also presented at Hardwick Gallery 16 – 29 October 2017
Uncontrolled Keywords: rocks, stones, biosemiotics, lithophones, experimental video, stone circles, stonehenge, Mike Adcock, Tony Clancy,
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Subjects: T Technology > TR Photography
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Art and Design
Research Priority Areas: Creative Practice as Research
Depositing User: Tony Clancy
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2018 14:53
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2018 15:34
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/6126

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