Addo Creative R&D Mentorship - Widening sonic access to the natural world
''It was a pleasure to work with you & to find out more about your practice. We learnt so much from your input & the whole programme was richer for it.'' Sarah Pace
''Addo Creative R&D Mentorship ran from January – March 2021. It allowed artists time and space to develop an idea for a situated art project that acknowledges the complexity and specificity of communities and places, whilst responding to contemporary concerns in the public realm. The programme sought to support a process of dialogue, research and development around an idea and recognised the challenge of a rapidly changing world. Rather than focussing on realising completed artworks from the outset, it was a chance for artists to be supported financially and professionally to: build partnerships, test approaches, connect with communities and places, look at funding options and ways to move forward. Thus, the outcomes of the programme were not predefined to allow space for artists to reflect on and steer their own learning and development towards a shift in thinking in the short-term that will have an impact on their future practice and in turn, on the wider public realm in the longer-term.'' Addo Creative Consultancy (2021)
Based at the flood defence walls of the Millennium Coastal Path, Cheryl experimented with repurposing hearing aid technology, encapsulating spectral frequency into art glass to archive the shore eroding tides. During this work, she made an exciting discovery, devising a process that enabled her to notate marine biorhythms, thus, becoming a 'conduit' composer for the natural world. Please find below. Cheryl's 10 minute end R&D presentation, video transcripts in both English & Welsh language, as well as links to further information about her Spectral Mosaics & an Archive of her Notated Marine Biorhythms ...