Dark as a Raven

Hazel & Thoroughsale Woods
Corby, Northamptonshire
Sound installation in the woods
01 August – 31 October 2016

As part of a group show, Beyond Seven Mountains, Scanner presented a new sound installation Dark as a Raven. The meaning of Corby is ‘dark as a raven’ which offers a very cinematic image. The Raven is also well known as a mythological oracle; a messenger between the Greek god Apollo and human kind. The work responded to the capacity of a raven to mimic human sounds, so recordings of ravens speaking were spliced into emblematic phrases, both abstract and strange.