By Catherine Chibnall and Emily Cowlishaw
Asylum is sequence of soundscapes that illustrate different episodes in the journey of an asylum seeker. It has been conceived like a piece of music in five movements, each with a very different structure. The audience is invited to make the same journey as the protagonist. The language used is dictated by the way the protagonist is able to understand the world around him rather than indicating the literal geographical location, and the nationality of the protagonist is deliberately non specific.
This installation was designed for a surround sound output of 6 different speakers.