The Centre of Attention presents Boyle Family: London Sound Study until
the 7th November on http://www.thecentreofattention.org
The sound study project began in October 2002 when Boyle Family asked
visitors to Construction art space to throw darts at an unseen target.
This was a mixed-up nine-sheet A-Z map of Greater London which extended
beyond the M25. 79 sites were pinpointed by the darts and each visitor was
also asked to choose a random time – one of the minutes of the day. Over
the following months Boyle Family went to each site and recorded one
minute of its sound at the given time. This sampling of a moment gives the
work a filmic suggestivity and a zen-like quality.
The files are now available to listen and to download from
www.thecentreofattention.org onto your computer or iPod for free.
With this web-based and aural exhibition, the Centre of Attention has
sought to further its examination of the formalities of production,
distribution and consumption of art.