DESIGNATED PROJECT WEBSITE HERE!

LAUNCHING MAY 2022

PROJECT OUTLINE ONLY: A sea of interactive audio (purple) is layered over the route in central Bristol from the Colston plinth to where his statue was plunged into the Floating Harbour. You access the audio-sea via an app on your smartphone

Fragments of facts, statements, re-created dialogues, names of captains, slave trade statistics etc etc arise out of the depths of the audio-sea. What you hear depends on your movements within the sea (‘the soundpool’)

Moored along the historic Broad Quay are 7 audio ghost slave ships. These are the ghosts of the real ships which actually sailed from Bristol to the coast of West Africa and then on to the West Indies  in the 18th and 17th centuries

When you stumble across a ghost ship along the route, you can board it and listen in to a particular aspect of the slave trade that ship was engaged in

To participate in this soundart experience you will need only your smartphone and, preferably, your headphones.

THIS IS NOT AN HISTORICAL AUDIOWALK

LAUNCH APRIL/MAY 2022

Supported by Arts Council England, University of the West of England and Bristol Ideas.

image courtesy of Bristol Archives