Denise Bryan

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Turkish Bath

This installation created for the Turkish Bath in The Victoria Baths, Manchester, was based on a survey in which people were asked which sound they remembered most from their travels and which sound they would most like to hear. In the first room of the bath, which would have been the coolest room of the Turkish Bath, visitors could hear people talking about the sounds they remembered from their world travels. In the second room of the bath visitors could hear sounds that had been recorded in the field, in the final room of the installation, which would have been the hottest room in the Turkish Bath, there was a video projection showing a collage of images of a disused Turkish Bath in Eastern Turkey, of Islamic tiles and text describing the sounds people would most like to hear. Each room also contained custom made mattresses for listeners, which had images of Islamic tiles printed on their pillows. Listen to the soundscape

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