The Golden Garden

The Golden Garden sound work (named after the bar on Paros Island) is a first person narrative about a supernatural figure that appears on a ferry in the Greek islands and inhabits the bodies of sleeping tourists. By dissolving into a cloud of fog which envelopes the boat the protagonist possesses their bodies and travels back in time. The work combines traditional horror tropes and art historical references with a satirical tale of hyper-consumerism.

The work which was written and read by Richard Evans was made by recording cellist David Barbenel improvising to the story being played through headphones. The improvisations were cut into parts, looped and set against a soundscape of samples and field recordings.