In October 2019, two specially curated weekends of sound, light, music and art brought local communities, regional and international artists together to explore the connection between coastal living and wellbeing.
Through a series of briefings, talks and workshops running since early spring, REFLECT brought people together to discuss their own lived experiences and connections to the coast. These experiences informed an outdoor sound and light event, featuring new commissions and works by international and local sound and visual artists, plus community groups. REFLECT aimed to compare the impact of coastal living on resident’s mental health in two vastly contrasting coastal communities; Bude, North Cornwall and Gravesham, Kent.
This video was filmed at Reflect Bude. This event featured the following artists:
Sea Pool projection - Karma Seas by Ulf Pedersen
What Does the Sea Say? by Martyn Ware
Swirl by Timothy Crowley and Kate Ogley
Sonic Journeys by Bude Beats and James Dixon
Beach Hut singers - Bencoolen Wreckers
Bench - Neo by Granite & Glitter
Bench - Esedha by Ruth Purdy
Bench - Intertidal Blue by Josie Purcell
Bench - Worry Bench by Blend Community Group
Sea Song Walks with Seamas Carey
Flag artworks by Budehaven School Art Students
REFLECT is produced by Sound UK in association with the University of Exeter and LV21.
Funded by the University of Exeter, Arts Council England and Wellcome Trust.
Film credit: Steve Haywood, filmed at REFLECT Bude, Bude Sea Pool 2019. Music - Bencoolen Wreckers - Cornwall My Home
Find out more: www.reflectaamp.org