Moons or These Knots are Not Knots + Film [2011]

by Chris Dooks

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PLEASE DOWNLOAD THE ALBUM TO SEE ALL THE FILES!

This is the virtual version of my installation commissioned by Ayr Renaissance, for Ayr Open Doors Weekend 2011.

The central piece, a chest of drawers with the word "MOONS" balanced on top, was placed in an isolated room with this soundtrack in an ex-'poor house', that of Holmston House, Ayr. The title of the piece is "Moons, or, These Knots are Not Knots" because the knots in the drawers are not actually knots, they are the four Galilean moons of Jupiter; Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto.

If you can't see this, the audio track will help as will a one minute video (.mp4 format) which enables you to see the piece in closer detail, alongside a transcript of the spoken audio. In situ, the piece encouraged listeners to wander close to the drawers and pick out detail on the wood, and, well, I won't spoil the piece. Please download and freely share this piece, it's quite close to my heart. It has a creative commons non-commercial licence. It is especially suitable for the chronically ill and incarcerated and was written for them, and the site itself.

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released September 11, 2011

Thanks to Ayr Renaissance and South Ayrshire Council. Special thanks to Ellie Dooks and Ivor Jupiter.

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