INSTRUCTION FOR NON-HUMAN LISTENING NO. 12, by Louise Mackenzie
BE THE SEA is a project commissioned by Sea AIR, part of SeaScapes Co/Lab the creative engagement project for SeaScapes: Tyne to Tees Shores to Seas that asks: how we can become more capable of living with and not just on the coast – in ways that are mutually sustainable with fellow human and non-human beings? BE THE SEA is a collaboration between artist Louise Mackenzie, composer Hayley Jenkins, Durham Wildlife Trust and a growing community of BE THE SEA participants. Scores developed are co-created by the participants of the BE THE SEA project.
Louise Mackenzie is a sound and visual artist, and a post-doctoral researcher at Newcastle University researching relationships of care in human/non-human communities. She has developed artworks for national and international audiences including ZKM, Fort Process, Photo España, BALTIC and Lumiere Durham. Together with composer Hayley Jenkins, Durham Wildlife Trust and Seascapes Co/Lab, University of Sunderland, Louise founded BE THE SEA, a collaborative project that foregrounds listening strategies to ask how we can live with the coast in ways that are mutually sustainable. .