Killruddery: Listening to the Archive (2019-23)

I am currently artist-in-residence at Killruddery House & Gardens (just outside of Bray, Ireland) as part of a practice-led PhD at SMARTlab, part of the Inclusive Design Research Centre of Ireland, University College Dublin, and funded by the Irish Research Council.  Killruddery is a beautiful Anglo-Irish estate, home to the Brabazon family and the seat of the Earl and Countess of Meath. The family have been resident here since 1618 and their archives trace a long and complex history.

My aim is to sonify some of the untold and unheard stories of Killruddery not found in the guidebooks, to create a hauntological Sound Museum, in which key objects, images and narratives from the archives are brought to life using emerging 3D audio technologies. These sonic spectres will be geo-located in the grounds of the estate, creating an interactive immersive experience via the leading geo-locative audio platform Echoes, and will be available to the public in 2022.

The project is funded by the Irish Research Council and the Killruddery Estate