My first visits to Broomhill date back to childhood holidays in the 1970s, long before Rinus & Aniet van de Sande's inspired ownership & renovation. In recent years, I have revisited many times & shown work there in several exhibitions.  But now I wanted to do something in direct response to Broomhill itself, and specifically to the amazing collection of contemporary sculpture which occupies the extensive garden and woodland trail.
"Over the past eight years or so, I have seen the sculpture garden develop and change throughout the seasons. For me the sculptures, whether figurative or not, have a kind of living presence, one which I imagine to assimilate their surroundings and experiences as a secret knowledge which I shall attempt to reveal.
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Here's a condensed version of a 50 minute montage, in which 2 sculptures gather all of the sounds over a whole day, from midnight to midnight. Beginning with a mix of 40 tracks, the sound slowly builds until 2000 tracks are layered together.
The Listening Garden - sound by Mjwin
A condensed version of a 24 minute montage which sequences the quietest second in each minute of the day. The clock tick marks the seconds.
[Soundcloud has boosted the levels here, so it plays back rather too loudly!]
The Listening Garden - silence by Mjwin
all images © martin winfield 2013