The Dark
Terry Braun and Gabi Braun
Brief description of the work:
Three-dimensional audio environment that relates events happening on board a slaveship through the voices of a range of characters (Kunle, Rushton, the Captain).
Materials, dimensions, duration:
Large rectangular darkened room, room-sized multi-channel audio installation, infra-red cameras
Location (venue & dates, public/ private):
Science Museum's Dana Centre, London, March - April 2004
Audience information (size, mode of participation):
A completely dark space that groups of up to fifteen people can enter and experience simultaneously. The online version of the piece is an individual experience, which requires listening through headphones in order to recreate the immersive atmosphere of the installation.
Other information (reviews, collaborators, funders):
Gabi Braun and Terry Braun (Braunarts), composer Rob Godmanā writer Maria Oshodi, programmers Adam Hoyle and Nick Rothwell, 3D sound producer Martyn Ware.
Floorplan, scheme:

Visual/ audio-visual reference:
Key theme(s):
Immersive play; dislocation; interplay and fusion between a participant's physical presence and a perceived reality (sound)
Further context:


1 min clip from The Dark online version